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Windows8 TIP - Keyboard shortcuts

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

There are several dozen keybaord shortcuts but I just wanted to share the bare minimum you need to know to be efficient.

  • Windows Key - brings up the new Start Menu interface
  • Windows Key + C - Brings up the charms bar
  • Windows Key + D - Hide or display the desktop
  • Windows Key + E - Open "Windows Explorer"
  • Windows Key + F - Open the Charms Search for Files tool
  • Windows Key + Q - Open the Charms Search for Apps
  • Windows Key + R - Open the run dialog box
  • Windows Key + TAB - Cycle through the Metro apps.
  • ALT + TAB - Cycle through desktop apps
  • Windows Key + Print Screen - Capture a screenshot and save it to your Pictures folder
  • ALT+F4 - Close current app