Thursday, October 11, 2012

Windows 8 - Useful Desktop & Metro Keyboard Shortcuts

Here some useful in both the desktop and metro interfaces:

Go to the Start screen: Win
Go to the Desktop: Win + D
Bring up the Charms Bar: Win + C (shows time/date and offers shortcuts to Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings)

Show Setting Shortcuts: Win + I (shortcuts for settings of current app and system:  wireless networks, volume, brightness, notifications, and power options)

Show the new admin menu: Win + X
Save screen shot:Win + PrtSc

And here are some you’ll find useful when using the metro interface:
Show all apps on Start screen: Ctrl + Tab
Bring up the App Bar: Win + Z (commands and options for current app)
Snap current app to side: Win + .
Cycle through open apps: Win + Tab
Close current app: Win + F4

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