New to Windows 8? Check out these shortcuts for easier navigation

Here are some keyboard shortcuts that will help you move around Windows 8 a bit easier:

<Windows> Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu.

<Windows> + <B> Go to the Desktop from the Metro Start Screen

<Windows> + <D> Brings you to Windows desktop from the Metro Screen

<Windows> + <Tab> Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications.

<Windows> + <J> Switches focus between snapped Metro applications.

<Windows> + <R> To bring up the run window from the desktop, so you can type in an application name to run

<CTRL> + <+> Zoom in <CTRL> + <-> Zoom out or hold down <CTRL> and use Mouse Wheel to zoom in and out

<Windows> + <C> Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings.

<Windows> + <Z> Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application.

<Windows> + E – Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.

<Windows> + F – Brings up the Metro File search screen.

<Windows> + H – Opens the Metro Share panel.

<Windows> + I – Opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness.

<Windows> + K – Opens the Devices panel (for connecting to a projector or some other device)

<Windows> + L – Lock PC and return to Lock screen.

<Windows> + M – Minimize all Windows on the desktop

<Windows> + O – Locks device orientation.

<Windows> + P – Choose between available displays.

<Windows> + Q – Brings up the Metro App Search screen.

<Windows> + R – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box.

<Windows> + U – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center.

<Windows> + V – Cycles through toasts.

<Windows> + W – Brings up the Metro Settings search screen.

<Windows> + X – Launch Start Menu.

<Windows> + Y – Temporarily peek at the desktop.

<Windows> + Page Up / Down – Moves tiles to the left / right.

<Windows> + , (comma) – Aero Peek at the desktop.

<Windows> + Pause/Break – Opens up your system window

<ALT> + <F4> Close an application

Originally posted by DrConnery via Reddit