What Are The Windows 8 Hot Keys?

Last Update date : 2014.09.06

See below for a list of the Microsoft designated Windows 8 Hot Keys.

Hot Keys

Function Description


Switches to the Start Screen. If you are on the Start Screen, the Windows Key will switch to the last open app.

1 + 2

Switches to the Desktop.

1 + 3

Opens the Charms menu.

1 + 4

Locks the screen.

1 + 5

Opens the Ease of Access Center menu.

1 + 6

Opens the External Monitor Settings menu.

1 + 7

Opens the Advanced Management Tool.

8 + 9

Exits the currently running app.

1 + 10

Displays the App screen and all apps.

1 + 12

Opens the App bar at the bottom of the screen.

1 + 13

Opens the Windows Setting menu.

1 + 14

Switches between currently running apps.

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