Few Windows 8 Shortcuts You Should Know About

We told you where to download the new developer preview of Windows 8, we told you about all the new features and changes in it and we also told you how to create a bootable USB flash drive with the iso. If you’ve done all that and installed Windows 8 on your notebook or desktop PC using your bootable USB flash drive, then it’s time that you learnt some basic shortcuts that’ll come handy with the new Metro UI home screen and other new features.

Below are some Windows 8 shortcuts that can be used to toggle various things;

  • WIN + Q – search for an application.
  • WIN + W – search the complete system, Apps, Files, Settings, Internet etc.
  • WIN + I – open Settings.
  • WIN + O – disable screen rotation (for tablets)
  • WIN + C – Open Start Menu.
  • WIN + D – Jump to desktop from anywhere.

Windows Explorer Hotkeys: You’ll have to use the ALT key + one of the following to use shortcuts in Explorer.

  • A – to open the “special features”
  • C O – to copy the selected items.
  • C P – copy the path to the file/folder.
  • C F – copy the folder (use the drop-down list)
  • D – delete files.
  • E – edit files.
  • H – to show the history of file versions.
  • M – move the files (using the drop-down list)
  • P S – insert label
  • P R – open properties.
  • P E – Open With …, select the application again using a drop-down list.
  • S A – select all.
  • S N – deselect.
  • S I – invert the selection.
  • R – rename a selected file (s).
  • T – cut
  • V – to paste.
  • W – to create a new document, choose the template – using the drop-down list.
There are loads more. So it’d be better if you visit Win Review, who provided the list for most of the known shortcuts.

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