Windows 8 – Power Keys – Keyboard shortcuts for Key Items

Getting to Windows Features like Programs & Features, Disk Management can be done with Windows Key + X and then pressing any one of the following will bring out the listed features below.

  • f – for programs and features (a.k.a. Add/Remove programs)
  • o – for Power Options
  • v – for Event Viewer
  • y – for System Properties (I still use WIN+BREAK)
  • m – for Device Manager
  • k – for Disk Management
  • g – for Computer Management
  • c – for the Command Prompt
  • a – for a Command Prompt running with Admin rights

WIN+X

This brings up the following menu:

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The underlined letter of each entry allows you to follow WIN+X with

  • f – for programs and features (a.k.a. Add/Remove programs)
  • o – for Power Options
  • v – for Event Viewer
  • y – for System Properties (I still use WIN+BREAK)
  • m – for Device Manager
  • k – for Disk Management
  • g – for Computer Management
  • c – for the Command Prompt
  • a – for a Command Prompt running with Admin rights
  • t – for Task Manger
  • p – for Control Panel
  • e – for File Explorer
  • s – Search (this drops you into the Start screen’s all “Apps” view ready to search for pick an app from the list
  • r – Run (Still prefer WIN+R)
  • d – for Desktop (Still prefer WIN+D)

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