Keyboard and Mouse tips

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    Keyboard  Shortcuts for Windows 8
    [WIN KEY]        Open Metro Start Screen
    [WIN KEY] + C        Open Charms bar
    [WIN KEY] + I        Desktop settings, quick access to power/shutdown/restart
    Ctrl-Alt-Del        Access to lock, switch user, sign out, Task Manager, power, accessibility

    [WIN KEY] + Q        Search Apps
    [WIN KEY] + W        Search Settings
    [WIN KEY] + F        Search Files

    [WIN KEY] + D        Go to Desktop if in Metro app, same as Show Desktop when in Desktop app
    [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] + Z        Display app bar for Metro style app, expose All Apps on Start screen
    [WIN KEY] + Tab        Switch between Apps
    Alt + Tab            Switch between Apps

    [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

    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
    •    Move mouse to lower-left and click for Metro Start menu (you can right-click it for a handy menu)
    •    When in the "app thumbnail bar" right-click thumbnails for options to snap left/right or close app.
    •    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.

    Friday, March 02, 2012 5:44 PM

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