Here are some handy shortcuts that can be used in Windows 8

 

W represents the WINDOWS KEY ON THE KEYBOARD as per picture below

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W F = OPEN THE SEARCH CHARM TO SEARCH FILES

W Q =  OPEN SEARCH CHARM TO SEARCH APPS

W C = OPEN THE CHARM BAR – RIGHT VERTICAL BAR

W H = OPEN THE SHARE CHARM BAR

W I = SETTINGS FOR THE CHARM BAR

W K = OPEN THE DEVICES CHARM

W Z = APP BAR

W X = ADMIN MENU

W D = TRADITIONAL DESKTOP PRESS AGAIN TO MINIMIZE ALL DESKTOP WINDOWS

W L = LOCKS COMPUTER

ALT F4 = CLOSE DOWN CURRENT APP