June 22, 2017

Computer Repair Miami

Windows8

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Below is a a few keyboard shortcuts to help you work faster and more efficiently on Windows 8.

Windows Key + C

Displays Charms menu.

Windows Key + X

Brings up a menu of advanced system options, including Windows Control Panel, Command Prompt, Task Manager and File Explorer.

Windows Key + I

Displays the Settings menu for the current app . For example, if you’re in Internet Explorer 10, this key shows Internet options. If you’re on the Start menu, it shows general OS settings.

Windows Key + Q

Brings up the search menu that allows you to search your list of installed programs.

Windows Key + D

Opens the tradition desktop.

Windows Key + Tab

Brings up the Task Switcher and toggles between Windows 8-style apps.

Windows Key + H

Brings up Share menu for the current app. For example, hitting

Windows Key + M  

Opens desktop mode and minimizes all windows.

Windows Key + W  

Opens universal search menu and sets it to search settings.

Windows Key + F

Opens universal search menu and sets it to search files.

Windows Key + R  

Opens Run menu where you can launch programs by typing in their executable file names.

Windows Key + E

Opens File Explorer to the “My Computer” view which shows all your drives.

Windows Key +Number Key (1-9)

Switch to desktop mode and make the Nth application on the task bar active where N is the number key you hit and 1 is the furthest taskbar icon to the left.

Windows Key + . (full stop)

Docks the current Windows 8-style application to the right or left, depending on how many times you hit it.

Windows Key + Z

Brings up app menu, which shows contextual options for the active app.

Windows Key + start typing

Search your PC

Ctrl+ Plus (+) or Ctrl + minus (-) 

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen

Ctrl + scroll wheel (on mouse)

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen

Windows key + J

Switch the main app and snapped app

Windows Key + K

Open the Devices charm

Windows Key + O

Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

Windows Key + spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows Key +Ctrl + spacebar

Change to a previously selected input

Windows Key + Ctrl + Tab 

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled

Windows Key + Shift + Tab

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order

Windows Key + PgUp

Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows Key + PgDown

Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows Key + Shift + . (full stop)

 

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