In Windows 8, you can use the keyboard shortcuts that you were using in previous versions of the Windows operating system. However, there are new shortcuts for the new features in Windows 8. Here you will find a list of the most helpful Windows 8 shortcut keys.
+start typing, to search for documents or apps
+X to access the Advanced Context Menu
+R to open the Run box
+C to open the charms
+F to open the Search charm for files
+H to open the Share charm
+I to open the Settings charm
+Z to show available commands in an app
+Spacebar to switch input language and keyboard layout
+Tab to cycle through open apps
For a list of more commands please visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/new-keyboard-shortcuts.