New keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows RT

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Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows.
Press thisTo do this
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+start typing
Search your PC
Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)
Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen
Ctrl+scroll wheel
Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+C
Open the charms
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+F
Open the Search charm to search files
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+H
Open the Share charm
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+I
Open the Settings charm
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+J
Switch the main app and snapped app
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+K
Open the Devices charm
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+O
Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+Q
Open the Search charm to search apps
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+W
Open the Search charm to search settings
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+Z
Show the commands available in the app
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+spacebar
Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+Ctrl+spacebar
Change to a previously selected input
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+Tab
Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab
Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+Shift+Tab
Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+PgUp
Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+PgDown
Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+Shift+period (.)
Snaps an app to the left
Windows logo key? Windows logo key+period (.)
Snaps an app to the right