Windows 8 and 8 lifesavers
Windows 8 is installed on my work laptop. A Dell Latitude with touch screen, letting me get best experiences with the Metro UI. Metro is the radical new interface for touch, first introduced with Windows Phone. Windows still supports the mouse and keyboard, but I find the new Metro UI best operated with keyboard shortcuts.
Here are 8 new neccessary keyboard shortcuts that’s gonna make you productive on Windows 8:
- Windows key – brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu.
- Win + D – brings up the old Windows desktop.
- Win + C – brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings.
- Win + I – opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness.
- Win + Z – opens the App Bar for the current Metro application.
- Win + H – opens the Metro Share panel.
- Win + Q – brings up the Metro App Search screen.
- Win + O – Locking device orientation.