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This Instructable will show you some useful keyboard shortcuts for windows 8

Step 1: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 1

1. Windows Key

  • Open/Close Start Menu

2. Windows Key + L

  • Lock your computer

3. Windows Key + M

  • Minimize the window/program you are currently using

4. Windows Key + C

  • Open/Close Sidebar

5. Windows Key + X

  • Open Menu in Bottom Left Corner

- Programs and Features

- Mobility Centre

- Power Options

- Event Viewer

- System

- Device Manager

- Network Connections

- Disk Management

- Computer Management

- Command Prompt

- Command Prompt (Admin)

- Task Manager

- Control Panel

- File Explorer

- Search

- Run

- Shut down or sign out

  • Sign out
  • Sleep
  • Shut down
  • Restart

- Desktop

Step 2: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 2

6. Windows Key + K

  • Open Devices

- Play

- Print

- Project

7. Windows Key + H

  • Open Share

8. Windows Key + F

  • Open Search Files

9. Windows Key + D

  • Minimize the program you are using

- If you press Windows Key + D again the program will go back to fullscreen

10. Windows Key + S

  • Open Search Everywhere

11. Windows Key + P

  • Opens Project

- PC screen only

- Duplicate

- Extend

- Second screen only

12. Windows Key + I

  • Open Settings

- Control Panel

- Personalization

- PC Info

- Help

- Internet Connection

- Volume

- Brightness

- Notifications

- Power

- Keyboard

- Change PC settings

Step 3: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 3

    13. Windows Key + U

    • Open Ease of Access Center

    14. Windows Key + R

    • Open Run

    15. Windows Key + E

    • Open This PC

    16. Windows Key + W

    • Open Search Settings

    17. Windows Key + Q

    • Open Search Everywhere

    18. Windows Key + Down Arrow

    • Minimize the program/window you are currently in

    - If you press windows key + down arrow again it will minimize the program or window you are currently in to the taskbar

    19. Windows Key + Up Arrow

    • Make the program/windows you are currently in full size again

    20. Windows Key + Right Arrow

    • Change page position

    - If you press windows key + right arrow once the program/window you are currently in will move to the right

    - If you press windows key + right arrow again the program/window will move to the left

    - If you press windows key + right arrow one more time the program/windows will move to the center

    21. Windows Key + Left Arrow

    • Change page position

    - If you press windows key + left arrow once the program/window you are currently in will move to the left

    - If you press windows key + left arrow again the program/window will move to the right

    - If you press windows key + left arrow one more time the program/windows will move to the center

    22. Windows Key + Enter

    • Open Narrator Settings

    - General

    - Navigation

    - Voice

    - Commands

    - Minimize

    - Exit

    Step 4: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 4

      23. Windows Key + 1

      • Open/Minimize This PC

      24. Windows Key + 2

      • Open/Minimize WildTangent Games

      25. Windows Key + 3

      • Open/Minimize Movie Studio Platinum 12.0

      26. Windows Key + 4

      • Open/Minimize AVG Internet Security

      27. Windows Key + 5

      • Open/Minimize Chrome

      28. Windows Key + 6

      • Open/Minimize Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

      29. Windows Key + 7

      • Open/Minimize Windows Media Player

      30. Windows Key + 8

      • Open/Mimimize Jacquie Lawson Circus

      31. Windows Key + 9

      • Open/Minimize the program you are currently using

      - Windows Key + 1 - 9 will vary depending of what programs and applications you have on your computer

      32. Windows Key + +

      • Open Magnifier and Zoom In

      33. Windows Key + -

      • Zoom Out

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