Windows 8: Four Ways to Open the Charms Bar

  • Press Windows + C hotkey. With this method the Charms menu will stay open until you click something.
  • Hover the mouse pointer over the top right corner of the main screen, and then scroll up and click a charm.
  • Hover the mouse pointer over the bottom right corner of the main screen, and then scroll up and click a charm.
  • On a touch screen you can swipe from the right edge towards the left and the Charms menu will appear.

Each individual Charm can be accessed by these Windows Key shortcuts:

  • Windows + Q – Search
  • Windows + H – Share
  • Windows + K – Devices
  • Windows + I – Settings
  • Pressing the Windows key by itself opens the Metro Start Menu.

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