Apr 202013
 

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. With the release of Windows 8 and Windows RT, users can use many new keyboard shortcuts to navigate these two operating systems. If you are using a tablet, of course it is very easy for you to handle all things by just tapping on the screen. But if you don’t have a touch screen, it is faster and easier to work with your PC by using the correct keyboard shortcuts.

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Here are the 23 popular and useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows RT

  1. Windows logo key + start typing: Search your PC.
  2. Ctrl + plus (+) or Ctrl + minus (-)/Ctrl + scroll wheel: Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen.
  3. Windows key + C: Open the Charms menu
  4. Windows key + E: Open File Explorer to the “My Computer” which shows all your drives.
  5. Windows key + F: Open universal search menu and set it to search files.
  6. Windows key + H: Open Share menu for the current app.
  7. Windows key + I: Display the Settings menu for the current app. For example, if you’re in Internet Explorer 10, this key shows Internet options. If you’re on the Start menu, it shows general OS settings.
  8. Windows key + J: Switch the main app and snapped app.
  9. Windows key + K: Open the Devices charm.
  10. Windows key + O: Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape).
  11. Windows Key + M: Open desktop mode and minimizes all windows.
  12. Windows key + Q: Bring up the apps search menu that allows you to search your list of installed programs.
  13. Windows key + W: Open universal search menu and sets it to search settings.
  14. Windows key + Z: Bring up app menu, which shows contextual options for the active app.
  15. Windows key + spacebar: Switch input language and keyboard layout.
  16. Windows key + Ctrl + spacebar: Change to a previously selected input.
  17. Windows key + Tab: Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps).
  18. Windows key + Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled.
  19. Windows key + Shift + Tab: Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order.
  20. Windows key + Pg Up: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
  21. Windows key + Pg Dn: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors).
  22. Windows key + Shift + period (.): Snap an app to the left.
  23. Windows key + period (.): Snap an app to the right.

 

Never mind your unfamiliarity with those keyboard shortcuts. Practice makes perfect and I’m sure you will easily and quickly to handle them all to work for your need. To be added, if you forget your Windows password, try Windows Password Recovery Tool to help you reset password and get access to your PC.

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