A: Below are the new keyboard shortcuts specific to Windows 8.

 

Key

Windows 8 Functionality

Windows key +spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows key+O

Locks device orientation

Windows key+,

Temporarily peeks at the desktop

Windows key+V

Cycles through toasts

Windows key+Shift+V

Cycles through toasts in reverse order

Windows key+Enter

Launches Narrator

Windows key+PgUp

Moves Start Screen or Metro style application to the monitor on the left

Windows key+PgDown

Moves Start Screen or Metro style application to the monitor on the right

Windows key+Shift+.

Moves the gutter to the left (snaps an application)

Windows key+.

Moves the gutter to the right (snaps an application)

Windows key+C

Opens Charms bar

Windows key+I

Opens Settings charm

Windows key+K

Opens Device/Connect charm

Windows key+H

Opens Share charm

Windows key+Q

Opens Search pane

Windows key+W

Opens Settings Search app

Windows key+F

Opens File Search app

Windows key+Tab

Cycles through MoSh apps

Windows key+Shift+Tab

Cycles through MoSh apps in reverse order

Windows key+Ctrl+Tab

Cycles through MoSh apps and snaps them as they are cycled

Windows key+Z

Opens App Bar

Windows key+/

Initiates input method editor (IME) reconversion

Windows key+J

Swaps foreground between the snapped and filled applications