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    Default Windows 8 Customer Preview Start Screen Shortcuts

    WinKey - Toggles between the Start screen and the Windows Desktop, or the foremost running Metro app.

    WinKey +1, WinKey +2, etc. These quick keys switches to the classic Windows desktop and launches the corresponding shortcut in the Windows taskbar.

    WinKey +A Calls for the Windows 8 Search, with Apps in focus.

    WinKey +B Switches to the Windows desktop and selects the tray notification area.

    WinKey +C One of my most used keyboard combinations, displays the Charms with the Search, Share, Start Devices and Settings icons.

    WinKey +D Switches to the Windows desktop and hides/shows any other applications.

    WinKey +E Launches Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.

    WinKey +F Brings up Search Files using the new Windows Search pane.

    WinKey +H Opens the Share Charm.

    WinKey +I Display Settings pane for the Start screen (also provides access to Networks, Volume, Screen Brightness, Notifications, Power, and Language).

    WinKey +J Swap foreground between the snapped and filled apps.

    WinKey +K Opens the Connect Charm

    WinKey +L Locks the PC and return to logon screen.

    WinKey +M Minimizes the selected Explorer window.

    WinKey +O Toggle orientation switching on slate and tablet PCs. Lock device orientation

    WinKey +P Display the new Project (for "projection") pane for choosing between available displays.

    WinKey +Q Search (within) Apps using the new Windows Search pane.
    WinKey +R Switch to the classic Windows desktop, and then display the Run box.

    WinKey +U Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center.

    WinKey +T Toggles a hidden Taskbar (Also tabs to icons in the taskbar).

    WinKey +S Search Apps dialog box.

    WinKey +W Opens the Settings search panel.

    WinKey +X Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Windows Mobility Center application.

    WinKey +Z Display the App Bar in a Metro-style app.

    WinKey +ARROW KEYS Aero Snap.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Customer Preview Start Screen Shortcuts

    Hi win8house,

    Thanks for sharing. Good job!



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