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    Default Navigation Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8:

    [WIN KEY] Open Metro Start Screen
    Arrow (Direction) Keys will scroll through Start tiles
    [WIN KEY] >Desktop, (Can need tapping depending on location)
    [Esc Key] (Once or twice) > Desktop
    [WIN KEY] + C Open Charms bar
    [WIN KEY] + I Desktop settings, quick access to power/shutdown/restart
    [WIN KEY] + I pops the Charms Bar out whilst on any screen or APP.
    [WIN KEY] + <-- or --> Snaps
    grab an open window or an app, at the top, take it left or right to Snap (split the screen).
    [WIN KEY] + Up Arrow gives Full screen
    [WN KEY] + Down Arrow back to original window state
    [WIN KEY] + W Search Settings
    [WIN KEY] + F Search Files
    [WIN KEY] + D Go to Desktop anytime, from anywhere
    [WIN KEY] + . Snap current app to right side
    [WIN KEY] + Shift + . Snap current app to left side
    [WIN KEY] + , Peek at the Windows desktop
    [WIN KEY] + Q Search Apps (from Desktop)
    [WIN KEY] + Z (from Start) Display app bar & ALL APPS icon > All Apps display
    Rt Clk, when on Start, also, gives app bar w/ All Apps icon
    [WIN KEY] + Enter Narrator
    [WIN KEY] + K Devices
    [WIN KEY] + L Lock Screen
    [WIN KEY] + H Share options
    [WIN KEY] + P Projector/Display options
    [WIN KEY] + R Run a command
    [WIN KEY] + U Ease of Access Center
    [WIN KEY] + X Quick access to a variety of system functions
    [WIN KEY] + PageUp/PageDown multiple monitors, swap which 1 the Start screen is on
    [WIN KEY] + PrtScreen Save .png screenshot of desktop in Pictures library
    [WIN KEY] + = Magnifier Larger
    [WIN KEY] + - Magnifier Smaller
    [WIN KEY] + Tab Gives LF Side Panel scroll through open windows (nicer than Alt + Tab)
    [WIN KEY] + Pause gives System window
    Alt + F4 gives Shut Down (Options) Window!!
    Alt + Tab Scrolls through open windows
    You can just hit Ctrl at the lock screen instead of dragging with the mouse.
    Ctrl-Alt-Del Access to lock, switch user, sign out, Task Manager, power, accessibility

    Mouse Tips for Windows 8:

    • Move mouse to upper or lower right-hand of screen will open the Charms bar, slide mouse up or down to access.
    • In Desktop app, click far right of taskbar to show desktop(minimize all apps), just like Windows 7
    • Move mouse to upper-left, then slide cursor down to reveal running app thumbnails
    • Move mouse to lower-left, then slide cursor up to reveal running app thumbnails
    • Move mouse to upper-left and click mouse repeatedly to cycle through apps
    • When in the "app thumbnail bar" (upper-left) right-click thumbnails for options to snap left/right or close app.
    * Pull an open App to the bottom of the screen & it will close.
    • Move mouse to lower-left and click for Metro Start menu (you can right-click it for a handy menu)
    • Move mouse to top edge of screen in a Metro app and the cursor will change to a hand, drag
    • down to the bottom of the screen to close the app.
    • In Metro Start screen click button in lower-right to activate semantic zoom. You can right-click a group of tiles to name them. Click anywhere to exit semantic zoom. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel zooms the Start Menu in and out too.
    • Drag tiles anywhere to arrange them. Drag between two groups of tiles and a vertical thick white bar will appear,
    dropping a tile on that bar will create a new group.

    The menu one gets by Rt Clk at the bottom - left... not only can you get that when on Desktop but, also, when on Start or any other screen, even an App screen.

    While on Desktop, Start is at bottom - left & Apps at top - left
    But, at Start, Desktop is at bottom - left, Apps at top - left
    And when at an App, Desktop is at top - left & Start is at bottom - left

    You can, also, Search by beginning to type anywhere on the Start screen

    Start & Win8 Store APPs can be moved laterally by the mouse wheel & w/out using the scroll bar. Also, Win+PageUp or PageDown.

    Alt+E4 gives Power Options menu window
    Attachment 1474

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Last edited by Drew; 11-15-2012 at 06:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Navigation Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    Thanks for getting this in for me, Ted. I wonder if this piece can be added (by you. I can't seem to enter much of anything...

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    This can only be done from open Desktop space but, that takes nothing away from its coolness!!
    Alt+F4 gives Shut Down (Options) Window!!

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    Sposed to have a screen shot w/ this item but, wouldn't let me do that, either. Anyway, this item is all that is missing from this TIPS sheet, right now.

    Thanks,
    Drew
    Last edited by Drew; 03-24-2012 at 10:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Navigation Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    Drew, I added that command to the menu, but the screen shot I put here. How's that?

    The Alt + F4 gives this screen:

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    Default Re: Navigation Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    Sure, Ted, that's fine (for now (wink)) Thanx, mate.

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    Default Re: Navigation Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    Nice one, this will be a real good time saver in the future.

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    Default Re: Navigation Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    Ctrl + Shift + ESC brings you the task manager directly

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    Default Re: Navigation Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    So does the 'Power Users' menu & so does Rt Clking on the Taskbar.

    Cheers,
    Drew
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