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Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Macboatmaster, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. Macboatmaster

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    It seems a number of Windows 8 users are having difficulty finding their way to the various charm, applications and start screens

    Windows 8 has introduced a new series of keyboard shortcuts

    I have not had to search for this, it is all in windows Help and support
    Windows logo key + F1


    Keyboard shortcuts


    The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use to navigate around Windows.

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+start typing
    Search your PC

    Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)
    Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

    Ctrl+scroll wheel
    Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+C
    Open the charms
    In an application, open the commands for the application

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+F
    Open the Search charm to search files

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+H
    Open the Share charm

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+I
    Open the Settings charm

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+J
    Switch the main application and snapped application

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+K
    Open the Devices charm

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+O
    Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+Q
    Open the Search charm to search applications

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+W
    Open the Search charm to search settings

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+Z
    Show the commands available in the application

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+spacebar
    Switch input language and keyboard layout

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+Ctrl+spacebar
    Change to a previously selected input

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+Tab
    Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications)

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+Ctrl+Tab
    Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications) and snaps them as they are cycled

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+Shift+Tab
    Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications) in reverse order

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+PgUp
    Move the Start screen and applications to the monitor on the left (Applications in the desktop won’t change monitors)

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+PgDown
    Move the Start screen and applications to the monitor on the right (Applications in the desktop won’t change monitors)

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+Shift+full stop (.)
    Snaps an application to the left

    Windows logo key* [​IMG]+full stop (.)
    Snaps an application to the right

    Esc
    Stop or exit the current task


    With many more listed in Help and Support
     
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