Ten Essential Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8

Posted by Britt Duncan - July 2, 2014

Usually, we move the mouse to click what we want to open it. But keyboard shortcuts which are consisted of two or more keys can perform the same task. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with the computer, saving time and effort as we work with Windows and other programs. For example, we often press Ctrl + C or Ctrl + V to copy and paste selected items. Windows 8 is the new Operating System version which contains different display, operation and even function. Here in the following post we will list ten basic and important keyboard shortcuts that make we work faster and more efficiently.
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1. Windows Key + C: Displays Charms menu.

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charm's menu- win8
2. Windows Key + D: Activate Desktop.
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desktop

3. Windows Key + E: Opens File Explorer to the “My Computer” view which shows all your drives.
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file-explorer
4. Windows Key + F: Opens universal search menu and sets it to search files.

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Search-Files

5. Windows Key + I: Displays the general OS settings menu. But if you’re in Internet Explorer 10, this key shows Internet options.

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settings

6. Windows Key + Q: Brings up the apps search menu that allows you to search your list of installed programs.

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search-apps

7. Windows Key + R: Opens Run menu where you can launch programs by typing in their executable file names.

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run

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

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function-menu

9. Alt+F4 : This will completely shut down a Windows Store app and bring you to the desktop. But if you are on the Desktop, it will still bring the old Shutdown dialog box.

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Shutdown-Windows

10. Ctrl+ESC: Activate Start screen.

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Well, the above keyboard shortcuts will simplify your performance, especially it needs exactly correct action to open a menu like Charm Bar (Swipe in from the right edge of your screen or point the mouse to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the pointer down.) Also, there are many other shortcuts that perform the same or similarly as in Windows 7 or previous versions.




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