Shortcuts for Developer Preview

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by NCS, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. NCS

    NCS MDL Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    The Start button takes you to Start Screen and lets you toggle between open apps
    Alt-Tab cycles through apps in sequence, as usual
    Arrow keys allow you to move through the Start screen
    Windows + C brings up the Charm menu, as does hovering over the lower-left hand corner of the screen
    Windows + F brings up the Search screen, though simply typing (when on the Start screen) is more convenient
    Windows + Z in a fullscreen app brings up the contextual menus
    Windows + D takes you to the desktop
    Windows + L locks the PC, invoking the lock screen
    Windows + P pulls up multi-monitor settings
    Windows + I brings up the Settings charm
    Windows + E invokes Windows Explorer, as ever
    Windows + R brings up the Run prompt
    Windows + Y makes all your open windows (and the Metro UI) transparent, so you can see the desktop beneath
    Windows + X shows Windows Mobility Center, which appears to serve much the same role as the Settings charm but on the desktop

    The Scroll wheel pans across Start screen, slowly
    Right-click brings up contextual menus in a full screen app
    Left-click on the Start screen brings up options to unpin, resize and uninstall apps
    Ctrl-Alt-Delete summons a screen with options to shut down, switch users, log off or quickly open the Task Manager