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    Nav Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts & More for Win8

    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!!
    Screenshot (57).JPG

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Last edited by Drew1903; 2012-11-09 at 04:40.

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    Sorry, Ted, for putting this in, again. I looked for the original posting of this material & for the life of me, couldn't find it. Agree w/ you, though, should be a STICKY.

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    Drew, me again. "Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8". I found it and it is on the way to the printer, thanks a mega. JP.

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    Lovely ! I really was looking for the "Snap" screens. Thanks.

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    My pleasure, you're welcome, glad to be of some help.

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    The OP has been updated

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    Admin, please make the OP a STICKY. Thank you.

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    Log-in Automatically

    Link is dated but works with Consumer using netplwiz.
    http://geekitdown.com/blog/how-to-login-automatically-windows-8/





    ​Rich

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    See the image and download link at Getting around in Windows 8.

    Joe

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    Win + X works on my Windows 8 CP system, but not on my Windows 8 RP system. Is my Windows 8 RP system broken (it could have something to do with Mouse Without Borders), or are other evaluators having this problem?

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    Prescott,

    Win8 RP does, still, get the Power Users menu via Win+X. One can, also, get it by Rt Clking @ the bottom-left corner. Sorry, cannot comment as I am not familiar w/ "Mouse W/out Borders".

    Cheers,
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    Last edited by Drew1903; 2012-06-07 at 13:59.

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    rmonroe,

    As for netplwiz, it, still, passes through Start (anyway) on the way to Desktop & for how long it 'pauses' there, it's actually faster to just hit the Desktop tile. I used it for a while in the CP; don't bother w/ it anymore.

    Cheers,
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    Win + Pause brings up the System windows.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Did you see anything how to sort the Metro Tiles that are in groups? Again thanks for all the help you are doing!

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    Hi Ed,

    Here is your answer:

    1. At Start > Bottom-Rt Corner.
    2. Create Groups
    3. Back @ Full Start screen, size & position Tiles as desired w/in the Groups. Lt Clk allows Click-n-Drag.

    Cheers,
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