Applies to Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

New keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows.




Windows logo key*
+start typing


Search your PC


Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)


Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen


Ctrl+scroll wheel


Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen


Windows logo key*
+C


Open the charms
In an app, open the commands for the app


Windows logo key*
+F


Open the Search charm to search files


Windows logo key*
+H


Open the Share charm


Windows logo key*
+I


Open the Settings charm


Windows logo key*
+K


Open the Devices charm


Windows logo key*
+O


Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)


Windows logo key*
+Q


Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within an open app (if the app supports app search)


Windows logo key
+S


Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web


Windows logo key*
+W


Open the Search charm to search settings


Windows logo key*
+Z



Show the commands available in the app
Note


  • You can also see some settings and options by going to the Settings charm when the app is open.




Windows logo key*
+spacebar


Switch input language and keyboard layout


Windows logo key*
+Ctrl+spacebar


Change to a previously selected input


Windows logo key*
+Tab


Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)


Windows logo key*
+Ctrl+Tab


Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)


Windows logo key*
+Shift+Tab


Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order


Windows logo key*
+Shift+period (.)


Snaps an app to the left


Windows logo key*
+period (.)


Cycle through open apps


Esc


Stop or exit the current task





General keyboard shortcuts


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Those and more can be fount at Microsoft Windows Help - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/keyboard-shortcuts