Navigate Windows 8 Using Keyboard Shortcuts: Microsoft Windows 8 Tutorial

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Microsoft's Windows 8 has a Start Screen rather than a Start Menu. How to use Microsoft Windows 8 to quickly navigate to your most used applications.

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Navigate Windows 8 Using Keyboard Shortcuts: Microsoft Windows 8 Tutorial

  1. 1. 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 Microsoft operating systems. 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 Screen. 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. Coaching Computers Navigate Windows 8
  2. 2. 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 Charms Displays Advanced System Options i.e. Control Panel Displays Apps Search Menu Displays Desktop Mode (Traditional Desktop) Displays Task Switcher Displays Search Files Displays Computer View (Traditional Computer View) 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. Call the professionals at Coaching Computers when you upgrade to Windows 8. Coaching Computers Navigate Windows 8

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