New Windows 8 Secret Shortcuts, Tips To Save Time Windows 8

    Windows 8 was released in 2013 and since then it is getting mixed reviews from the critics. It was the OS released from Microsoft which can be used on both PC and Tablets. There were many new features like the introduction of tiles and new ways of navigation. Many users find it difficult to operate windows 8 through a keyboard and a mouse and they consider it only as a touch friendly operating system.

    For such users Microsoft has integrated new keyboard shortcuts to let them navigate through the reconstructed OS faster and easier. And as much fun as touchscreens can be, sometimes you can do more with keyboard shortcuts than you can with swipes. Besides, if you are part of the keyboard generation, shortcuts just come more naturally anyways.

    So here comes the list of the secret keyboard shortcuts to make you feel comfortable and save your time while working on Windows 8

    • Press the Windows key to enter the tiled Start screen.
    • The Windows key + M minimizes everything thats showing on the desktop.
    • The Windows key + E opens Explorer for quick access to folders.
    • On the Start screen, press the Windows key + D to instantly get to the desktop.
    • The Windows key + Tab opens a list of currently running programs.
    • The Windows key + Print Screen takes a screenshot and saves it in a Screenshots folder nested in your Pictures folder. 
    • To take a screenshot on a Windows 8 tablet, simultaneously press the Windows button and the volume-down button on the tablet chassis.
    • The Windows key + Q opens a global search menu. Type what youre looking for and where you would like to look.
    • The Windows key + W opens a search in your system settings to quickly locate and change system properties.
    • The Windows key + F opens a file and folder search.
    • The Windows key + Pause opens the system properties page to show you a quick rundown of your specs.
    • The Windows key + “,” (thats the comma sign!) makes all current windows transparent, giving you a peek at the desktop as long as you hold down the Windows key.
    • The Windows key + “.” (the period) snaps a window to the right or left side (toggling each time you press “.”).
    • The Windows key + R prompts the Run command—useful for quickly launching apps and other routines with a command prompt.
    • The Windows key + X opens the Quick Access Menu, exposing system functionality such as the Command Prompt, Disk Management, File Explorer, Run, and more. Alternatively, you can right-click on the bottom right corner of the screen to spawn the Quick Access Menu.
    • The Windows key + I opens the settings menu, giving you quick access to the Control Panel, Personalization, and your Power button, among other features.
    • The Windows key + O locks orientation on devices with an accelerometer.

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