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Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

Windows 8 can take a little getting used to with the new interface. To make this a little easier for the transition here is a list of some of the most common shortcut keys for Windows 8. If you only remember one of these remember Windows+Q = Apps list and access to search.


Key combo:

Windows+X = list of direct shortcuts including CMD (both admin and non-admin), Windows Explorer, Search, Run, Control Panel and Network Connections

Windows+C = brings up the 'right swipe' settings panel

Windows+Q = list of Apps and search function

Windows+W = standard settings

Windows+R  = run box

Windows+T = running apps tiles

Windows+I  = more settings

Windows+P = projector settings (2nd screen, choose output type, etc).

Windows+L = lock session

Windows+K = 2nd screen output

Windows+H = Share

Windows+F = Files

Windows+D = Desktop

Windows+S = launch snipping tool (for OneNote)

Windows+M = Minimize window


Hope this makes life a little more joyful to use Windows 8


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