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    Thanks. It might come it handy

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    You're welcome.

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    Thanks for the post!!
    I am using windows 8 and was completely confused with it..but this really helped!

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    'siwi',

    You're welcome, my pleasure. Terrific to know it is of appreciated benefit. But, I, really, don't put things in here, anymore.

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    Hi, Drew. Long time !
    As much as I tried and looked, I wish there were a KB combo for the left blue arrow at the top of the screen, instead of reaching for the moose ( LOL ) and clicking it.
    Do you know of one ? Having fun here with a Raspberry ! Jean.

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    Jean, if you are talking about the back arrow in IE, the backspace key will perform the same function.

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    Hi Jean,

    Go to the next page ALT+RIGHT ARROW

    Go to the previous page ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE


    Also, some mice have wee buttons on the sides of them that will do Back & Forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Jean, if you are talking about the back arrow in IE, the backspace key will perform the same function.

    Jerry
    Yes, Jerry, that was it ok. Drew completed your statement. Thanks.

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    Good chilly morning to you, Drew.

    >>> Some mice have wee buttons on the sides of them that will do Back & Forward. <<<

    That was it, as Jerry also mentioned. I can not remember seeing this in your list of KB strokes, old age ??? I do have one of these mice and I find them a bit awkward to use, I will play the old dog and try to learn to use these two very small buttons. Jean.

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    You should have the capability to program your mouse buttons for any use you want. I've programmed my Logitech mouse to navigate back and forward in my browsers simply by pushing the mouse wheel left or right. Very convenient.

    By the way, the shortcuts Drew and I gave you are not Windows 8 specific and will work in any Microsoft OS and the third party browsers as well.

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    I use the Back & Forward buttons on my mouse a lot.

    And the K/B shortcut lists I compiled are not necessarily 100% complete & may be a bit Win8-centric; the motivation was as an aide to Windows 8 though do have wider application.

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    does anybody have a pdf of that for printing out?
    does anyone sell a reference card cheap with that on it ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8:
    [WIN KEY] Open Metro Start Screen
    Arrow (Direction) Keys will scroll through Start tiles
    [WN KEY] >Desktop, (Can need tapping depending on location)
    [Esc Key] (Once or twice) > Desktop
    [WIN KEY] + C Open Charms bar
    [WIN KEY] + I Desktop settings, quick access to power/shutdown/restart
    If on an APP, WinI gives THAT APP's Charm Bar
    [WIN KEY] + <-- or --> Snaps
    grab an open window or an app, @ the top, take it left or right to Snap (split the screen).
    [WIN KEY] + Up Arrow gives Full screen
    [WN KEY] + Down Arrow back to original window state
    [WIN KEY] + W Search Settings
    [WIN KEY] + F Search Files
    [WIN KEY] + D Go to Desktop anytime, from anywhere
    [WIN KEY] + . Snap current app to right side
    [WIN KEY] + Shift + . Snap current app to left side
    [WIN KEY] + , Peek at the Windows desktop
    [WIN KEY] + Q Search Apps (from Desktop)
    [WIN KEY] + Z (from Start) Display app bar & ALL APPS icon > All Apps display
    Rt Clk, when on Start, also, gives app bar w/ All Apps icon
    [WIN KEY] + Enter Narrator
    [WIN KEY] + K Devices
    [WIN KEY] + L Lock Screen
    [WIN KEY] + H Share options
    [WIN KEY] + P Projector/Display options
    [WIN KEY] + R Run a command
    [WIN KEY] + U Ease of Access Center
    [WIN KEY] + X Quick access to a variety of system functions
    [WIN KEY] + PageUp/PageDown multiple monitors, swap which 1 the Start screen is on
    [WIN KEY] + PrtScreen Save .png screenshot of desktop in Pictures library
    [WIN KEY] + = Magnifier Larger
    [WIN KEY] + - Magnifier Smaller
    [WIN KEY] + Tab Gives LF Side Panel scroll through open windows (nicer than Alt + Tab)
    [WIN KEY] + Pause gives System window
    Alt + Tab Scrolls through open windows
    You can just hit Ctrl at the lock screen instead of dragging with the mouse.
    Ctrl-Alt-Del Access to lock, switch user, sign out, Task Manager, power, accessibility

    Mouse Tips for Windows 8:
    • Move mouse to upper or lower right-hand of screen will open the Charms bar, slide mouse up or down to access.
    • In Desktop app, click far right of taskbar to show desktop(minimize all apps), just like Windows 7
    • Move mouse to upper-left, then slide cursor down to reveal running app thumbnails
    • Move mouse to lower-left, then slide cursor up to reveal running app thumbnails
    • Move mouse to upper-left and click mouse repeatedly to cycle through apps
    • When in the "app thumbnail bar" (upper-left) right-click thumbnails for options to snap left/right or close app.
    * Pull an open App to the bottom of the screen & it will close.
    • Move mouse to lower-left and click for Metro Start menu (you can right-click it for a handy menu)
    • Move mouse to top edge of screen in a Metro app and the cursor will change to a hand, drag
    • down to the bottom of the screen to close the app.
    • In Metro Start screen click button in lower-right to activate semantic zoom. You can right-click a group of tiles to name them. Click anywhere to exit semantic zoom. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel zooms the Start Menu in and out too.
    • Drag tiles anywhere to arrange them. Drag between two groups of tiles and a vertical thick white bar will appear,
    dropping a tile on that bar will create a new group.

    The menu one gets by Rt Clk @ the bottom-left... not only can you get that when @ Desktop but, also, when @ Start or any other screen, even an App screen.

    Whilst @ Desktop, Start is @ bottom-left & Apps @ top-left
    But, @ Start, Desktop is @ bottom-left, Apps @ top-left
    And when @ an App, Desktop is @ top-left & Start is @ bottom-left

    You can, also, Search by beginning to type anywhere on the Start screen

    Start can be moved laterally by the mouse & w/out using the scroll bar.

    This can only be done from open Desktop space but, that takes nothing away from its coolness!!
    Alt+F4 gives Shutdown Options Window!!
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    'speedball',

    Hmmm, interesting thought, considering I wrote the thing. Maybe, I'll take it as a compliment. All I can offer is, if you can't Copy-Paste it from here, is if you give me an E-mail address, I would send it as a PDF.

    Once it was compiled, that's what I did... just printed it out & plopped it on the desk in front of me until all was memorised. And, of course, I give it (the file) to clients' whose machines I may have worked on or built.

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    In my Win 8.1 Update'd taskbar, I tried right-clicking some icons - I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely some new-found utility with - Start, File Explorer, and an open Notepad file.
    I also have Firefox, Opera, and Komodo Edit, a text editor, pinned to the taskbar. Tried them too.
    As Arte Johnson would say, "Verrry interesting." I like it.

    PS. Right-clicking the equivalent tile in the Start screen looks like Vista Start menu.
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