Here is a post with plenty of Microsoft Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts that can simplify your life and should stop you from using the mouse for every single task on your computer. This post on DailyTechie.com will be updated with new shortcut keys frequently, so do bookmark this page for future reference.
Keyboard shortcuts can turn out to be the lifeblood of many productive computer users. Not only can keyboard shortcuts improve user experience but users will also be able to cut down the time needed for the task. And with the launch of the new Windows 8 operating system, users will be delighted to discover that a fresh set of keyboard shortcuts has been added on top of those already known.
Looking to search for a particular file on your machine? Just press the Windows logo key and start typing to start looking for it on your PC. To zoom in and out of certain objects or apps pinned to the Start screen you can use the already popular Ctrl+plus or Ctrl+minus.
A new addition in Windows 8 is the Charms bar. This new feature actually represents an opaque overlay that is showcased on the right side of the screen when called up. Its purpose is to enable users to quickly access the most popular and commonly used features like search, sharing, gaining access to hardware devices and general settings. To open up the charms bar right of the bat, Windows 8 user now have the option of using the shortcut: just press the Windows logo key+C.
To search files using the charm menu just click/tap the Windows logo key+F, to share charm press Windows logo key+H, while to open the settings charm, push Windows logo key+I. The Windows logo key+Q and the Windows logo key+W will respectively open the Search charm if you want to search for apps and open the Search charm to search settings.
If users plan to do some writing in foreign languages and need to use the special characters that come with them, Windows 8 fans can press the Windows logo key+spacebar in order to change the input language and the keyboard layout all in one click/tap. You can quickly change to the previously selected mode by tapping on Windows logo key+Ctrl+spacebar.
Since Windows 8 will probably appeal to a lot of users of multiple monitors, there are a couple of shortcuts that might interest them as well. For example pressing Windows logo key+PgUp will Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left. The Windows logo key+PgDown combination will do the same but on the monitor on the right.
So far we given you a list of shortcuts using mainly the Winkey, but that doesn’t mean you will have to use it every time. For example pressing Shift+Click will enable you to open a new instance in the Taskbar item. To cycle between windows in a selected group click try Ctrl+Click. Also if you need to open a new instance of the Taskbar item just perform a quick Middle Click.
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