With Windows 8 and Windows RT, you can use the keyboard shortcuts you’re already using, and you’ll find new ones too. For example, the easiest way to search on the Start screen is to simply start typing. Not on the Start screen? Press the Windows logo key and you can quickly switch between Start and the app you’re in.
If you’re not familiar with keyboard shortcuts—or you’d like to see a list of shortcuts in one place—see the bigger list of keyboard shortcuts.
Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows.
Press this To do this
Windows logo key +start typing Search your PC
Windows logo key +C Open the charms
Windows logo key +F Open the Search charm to search files
Click here for a pdf with a full list of 100 shortcuts
via New keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows RT – Microsoft Windows.