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Windows 8 New Keyboard Shortcuts

 
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AlanWade



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Windows 8 New Keyboard Shortcuts Reply with quote

These shortcuts should get you started in evaluating the preview release of Windows 8.

Win + Spacebar : Switch the input language and keyboard layout

Win + C : Open the Charms

Win + D : Show the desktop

Win + E : open Windows Explorer

Win + F : Open the Search panel

Win + H : Open the Share charm

Win + I : Open the Settings charm

Win + K : Open the Connect charm

Win + L : Lock the computer

Win + M : minimises the current Explorer or Internet Explorer window (works in the full-screen Metro IE, too)

Win + O : Lock the screen rotation

Win + P : switch your display to a second display or projector

Win + Q : Open the search pane

Win + R : Open run

Win + U : open the Ease of Access Centre

Win + V : Cycle through toasts (notifications)

Win + W : Opens the Settings search panel

Win + X : displays a text menu of useful Windows tools and applets

Win + Y : Peek at the desktop

Win + Z : open the app bar

Win + Shift + V : Reverse cycle through toasts

Win + Enter : Launch the narrator

Win + PgUp : Move tiles to the left

Win + PgDn : Move tiles to the right

Win + Shift + . : Move the split to the left

Win + . : Move the split to the right

One that I like is if you are on the start screen and want to search for something, just start typing the search term and Windows 8 will open the search panel for whatever you are typing.

As Windows 8 is at the moment in preview, i.e. beta version, these shortcuts can change with updates and the final release.
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