Windows 8 has arrived! Here are some keyboard shortcuts!

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Ready or not, Windows 8 is here. If you don’t have a fancy new tablet or touchscreen monitor, here are some handy keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate the new user interface!

  • Windows key + start typing: Search your PC
  • Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-): Zoom in or out of many items, like apps pinned to the Start screen or in the Store
  • Ctrl+scroll wheel: Zoom in or out of many items, like apps pinned to the Start screen or in the Store
  • Windows key + C: Open the charms
  • Windows key + F: Open the Search charm
  • Windows key +H: Open the Share charm
  • Windows key +I: Open the Settings charm
  • Windows key + K: Open the Devices charm
  • Windows key + O: Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
  • Windows key + Z: Open commands for the app
  • Windows key + PgUp: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
  • Windows key + PgDn: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
  • Windows key + Shift+period (.): Snap an app to the left
  • Windows key + period (.): Snap an app to the right

Here is a PDF from Microsoft with a longer list of shortcuts: http://sdrv.ms/xjdwY7

Do you have questions about Windows 8 or the new devices that run it? Call our team at 888-244-1748 for help.

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