Here are some useful keyboard commands for Windows 8 that will save you time and avoid a lot of clicking. Start+C: Open charms Start+Q: Search charm Start+H: Share charm Start+K: Devices charm Start+I: Settings charm Start+Q: Search apps Start+W: Search settings Start+F: Search files (It's easier to just type directly into the Start screen, but these take you directly to your desired search category.) Start+,: Peek at desktop Start+B: Back to desktop Start+Enter: Open Windows Narrator Start+X: Open system utility settings menu Live Apps Start+.: Snap app left Start+Shift+.: Snap app right Start+Z: App options Start+Tab: Cycle through app history Start+F4: Close an app
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