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Many people prefer to use Windows with keyboard shortcuts (and who dose no€™t use Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V regularly) Windows 8 includes some new keyboard shortcuts for the new Metro UI. These can be very useful while you a€™re evaluating the new Operating system.


Where they come in very useful is when you a€™re using Metro with a mouse Currently, swipes such as showing the charms on screen by swiping in from the far right of the screen do not work with a mouse This can make performing a task as simple as shutting down the computer complex. Here then are the, currently accurate, keyboard shortcuts for the Windows 8 Developer Preview.



Win + Spacebar : Switch the input language and keyboard layout

Win + C : Open the Charms

Win + D : Show the desktop

Win + E : open Windows Explorer

Win + F : Open the Search panel

Win + H : Open the Share charm

Win + I : Open the Settings charm

Win + K : Open the Connect charm

Win + L : Lock the computer

Win + O : Lock the screen rotation

Win + Q : Open the search pane

Win + R : Open run

Win + V : Cycle through toasts

Win + W : Opens the Settings search panel

Win + Y : Peek at the desktop

Win + Z : open the app bar

Win + Shift + V : Reverse cycle through toasts

Win + Enter : Launch the narrator

Win + PgUp : Move tiles to the left

Win + PgDn : Move tiles to the right

Win + Shift + . : Move the split to the left

Win + . : Move the split to the right
 

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Thanks for this. Will use them next time when testing out Windows 8.
 
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That sounds like a nice hefty lot of things to play around with, will be sure to play around with them when i reinstall WIN O8 Later one day! :D
 
Luke[Dumke480] said:
useful, if i still had OS8.

But thanks anyways, DUUUDE.
They work on 7 aswel? apart from the app drawer and stuff.:s

test OS8 out in Vmware then? :D

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-How-to-Install-Windows-8-In-Vmware

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Windows-8-Developer-Preview-with-developer-tools-English-64-bit-x64-32-bit
 
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Nathan Wootton said:
Luke[Dumke480] said:
useful, if i still had OS8.

But thanks anyways, DUUUDE.
They work on 7 aswel? apart from the app drawer and stuff.:s

test OS8 out in Vmware then? :D

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-How-to-Install-Windows-8-In-Vmware

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Windows-8-Developer-Preview-with-developer-tools-English-64-bit-x64-32-bit
Some of the shortcuts work, but not all :) Some are Windows 8 only ;)
 
Exorcizm said:
Nathan Wootton said:
Luke[Dumke480] said:
useful, if i still had OS8.

But thanks anyways, DUUUDE.
They work on 7 aswel? apart from the app drawer and stuff.:s

test OS8 out in Vmware then? :D

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-How-to-Install-Windows-8-In-Vmware

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Windows-8-Developer-Preview-with-developer-tools-English-64-bit-x64-32-bit
Some of the shortcuts work, but not all :) Some are Windows 8 only ;)
Why i said part from the app drawer ;) and stuff :p
 
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Exorcizm

Nathan Wootton said:
Exorcizm said:
Nathan Wootton said:
Luke[Dumke480] said:
useful, if i still had OS8.

But thanks anyways, DUUUDE.
They work on 7 aswel? apart from the app drawer and stuff.:s

test OS8 out in Vmware then? :D

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-How-to-Install-Windows-8-In-Vmware

http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Windows-8-Developer-Preview-with-developer-tools-English-64-bit-x64-32-bit
Some of the shortcuts work, but not all :) Some are Windows 8 only ;)
Why i said part from the app drawer ;) and stuff :p
Oops! :p

I'm tired! Shhh!!! :rolleyes:

Haha!
 
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