Essential Keyboard shortcut key are combination of one or more that one key that can use to perform the simple task on computer. Keyboard Shortcut is the feature provided by the Operating System, most of the shortcut key can be sue on many OS but there are some special shortcut key that are specially assigned for windows 8 and 8.1.

Windows_8_SHORTCUT_KEY

These special shortcut key provide feature like photo zoom, search web, search file, apps command etc. Pressing the Alt key in some apps, such as Paint and WordPad, shows commands that are labeled with additional keys that you can press to use them. When you’re using a touch keyboard, you can also see some shortcuts when you press the Ctrl key.

New Essential Keyboard shortcut for windows 8 and 8.1

New Keyboard Shortcut key for windows 8.1

Press this key To do this
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 charmsIn 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
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

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