Windows 8 shortcuts

By | June 25, 2012

With the coming of Metro in Windows 8 there are a lot of new keyboard shortcuts the users needs to be aware of, I have some of them here.
And so far I Love the metro GUI!
I like to have all my options in one screen instead of diving down into Start menu –> Folder –> Subfolder –> Application.
And it appear snappy, of course it takes some time getting used to.

Windows Button
Gets you back to the main menu in Metro.
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Windows Button + C
Opens the “charms” menu.
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Windows Button + D
Shows the desktop.

Windows Button + F
Opens the search menu on files

Windows Button + Q
Opens the search menu on Apps

Windows Button + W
Opens the seach menu on Settings
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Windows Button + R
Opens the Run Menu.

Windows Button + E
Opens Explorer.

Windows Button + L
Locks the desktop

Windows Button + P
Display on a second screen

Windows Button + I
Settings “charms”
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Windows Button + H
Share option

Windows Button + K
Opens the devices Menu.

Windows Button + Z
Opens the App bar
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Windows Button + X
Opens Quick Power user commands
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Ctrl and Mouse scroll
Scroll out and if of the start menu. You can move the pointer and then scroll in to where you want to magnify.

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And other stuff you can do!

you can also name groups of applications you have on your “dashboard” Scroll out and right click on a pane of applications.

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Now you have the option to “Name Group”

Right click on a app to open the options pane. No I have the option to unpin, uninstall or make a pane smaller.
Note not all apps get the uninstall function and some might get other options like “Run As Administrator”

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