Navigate Windows 8 Using Keyboard Shortcuts: Microsoft Windows 8 Tutorial
Navigate Windows 8 Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8 has a Start Screen rather
than a Start Menu. You will find your favorite software programs, device
apps, and computer settings on the Start Screen. When a software
program or application is
opened, the Windows 8
desktop looks identical to
the traditional computer
desktop from previous
As you open software applications, right click each software application
icon on the Windows Task Bar (traditional Windows Desktop view), and
select Pin to Task Bar. This will provide easy access to each of your most
frequently opened applications.
To quickly navigate back to the Start Screen, simply strike
the Windows Key, taking you back to the Windows 8 Start
To return to the Windows Desktop, hold down the Windows Key and strike
the “D” Key. The Windows Desktop and any open applications will be
available for easy access.
Navigate Windows 8
Windows 8 can be easily navigated using Keyboard Shortcuts. Here are
several of my favorite Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts:
Windows Key + C
Windows Key + X
Windows Key + Q
Windows Key + D
Windows Key + Tab
Windows Key + F
Windows Key + E
Windows Key + Z
Displays Advanced System Options i.e. Control
Displays Apps Search Menu
Displays Desktop Mode (Traditional Desktop)
Displays Task Switcher
Displays Search Files
Displays Computer View (Traditional Computer
Displays App Menu
For quick access to the Power Off function, use the Windows Key + C which
displays the Charms.
Find Software, Apps, and Files using the Windows Key + F.
Access configuration options in Windows Control Panel with the
Windows Key + X combination.
Using Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts will make you more efficient and will
enhance your computing experience.
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