4 Nov 2012

Interesting Productive Shortcuts on Microsoft Windows 8

The new Microsoft Windows 8 is designed to work seamlessly with hardware that is enabled for touch or gesture interactivity. Nevertheless, many users will still be using the Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard. With this mind, we have collected the best keyboard shortcuts that will improve the users experience:

  • Windows logo key + start typing: Search your PC

  • Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-): Zoom in or out of many items.

  • Ctrl+scroll wheel: Zoom in or out of many items.

  • Windows logo key + C: Open the charms

  • Windows logo key + F: Open the Search charm

  • Windows logo key +H: Open the Share charm

  • Windows logo key +I: Open the Settings charm

  • Windows logo key + K: Open the Devices charm

  • Windows logo key + O: Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

  • Windows logo key + Z: Open commands for the app

  • Windows logo key + PgUp: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right.

  • Windows logo key + PgDn: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left.

  • Windows logo key + Shift+period (.): Snap an app to the left

  • Windows logo key + period (.): Snap an app to the right

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