Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Windows 8 Shortcuts

Making your way around Windows 8  can be a nightmare however remembering these windows key combinations will help you get around windows 8 more efficiently.

  • From the tiled layout the Windows key and D key will take you to the traditional Windows desktop.
  • Pressing the Windows and M keys minimizes everything that is showing on the traditional desktop.
  • Windows and E key opens Explorer for quick access to folders.
  • Windows and Tab key opens a list of currently running programs.
  • Windows and Print Screen key takes a screenshot and saves it in a Screenshots folder within your Pictures folder.
  • Windows and Q key opens a global search menu. Type what you’re looking for and where you would like to look.
  • Windows and R key opens the Run command which is useful for quickly launching apps and other routines using a command prompt.
  • Windows and X key opens the Quick Access Menu, exposing system functionality such as the Command Prompt, Disk Management, File Explorer, Run, and more. Alternately, you can right-click on the bottom right corner of the screen to spawn the Quick Access Menu.
  • Windows and I key opens the settings menu, giving you quick access to the Control Panel, Personalization, and your Power button, among other features

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