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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Knowing at least some of the Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts will make your Windows 8 experience much more enjoyable. Try to memorize these top Windows 8 shortcut keys.

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start screen or switch to the Desktop (if open).
  • Press the Windows key + D opens the Windows Desktop.
  • Press the Windows key + . to pin and unpin Windows apps on the side of the screen.
  • Press the Windows key + X to open the power user menu, which gives you access to many of the features most power users would want (e.g. Device Manager and Command Prompt).
  • Press the Windows key + C to open the Charms.
  • Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings, which is the same Settings found in Charms.
  • Press and hold the Windows key + Tab to show open apps.
  • Press the Windows key + Print screen to create a screen shot, which is automatically saved into your My Pictures folder.

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Here are a few more Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts.

Feel free to post any more that you find, below.

Here is a small list of hotkeys that you can use.

Windows key + M Minimizes everything on the desktop.
Windows key + Q Opens a global search menu.
Windows key + W Opens a search in your system settings.
Windows key + F Opens file and folder search.
Windows key + E Opens Windows Explorer.
Windows key + , Makes all windows transparent, until released.
Windows key + . Snaps the window to the right or left side of the desktop.
Windows key + R Opens Run command box.
Windows key + X Opens the Content Access Menu.
Windows key + I Opens the settings menu.
Windows key + D Takes you to the desktop.
Windows key + Print Screen Takes a screenshot and saves it in Pictures folder called screenshots.
Windows key Opens tile screen.
Windows key + C Opens Charms Bar.
Windows key + Pause Break Displays system settings.
Windows key + + or - Displays Zoom feature.
Windows key + Esc Closes Zoom feature.

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