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#1 Chachazz

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

 

  • Windows key - brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu.
  • Win + D - brings up the old Windows desktop.
  • Win + C - brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings.
  • Win + I - opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness.
  • Win + Z - opens the App Bar for the current Metro application.
  • Win + H - opens the Metro Share panel.
  • Win + Q - brings up the Metro App Search screen.
  • Win + W - brings up the Metro Settings search screen.
  • Win + F - brings up the Metro File search screen.
  • Win + K - opens the Devices panel (for connecting to a projector or some other device)
  • Win + , (comma) - Aero Peek at the desktop.
  • Win + . (period) - Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen. (Right side)
  • Win + Shift + . (period) - Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen. (Left side)
  • Win + J - switches focus between snapped Metro applications.
  • Win + Page Up / Down - moves the current app to the other monitor.
  • Win + Tab - opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications.
  • Win+space - change language

Start replacement = Win key+X 


Big List of Windows shortcut keys



#2 Chachazz

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:40 AM

This guide provides a quick reference to the shortcut keys in the Windows 8 Start screen.

Version: 9/2012
Date published:
9/25/2012
Language: English
File Type
: .docx

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