Windows Enterprise Desktop

Mar 28 2012   2:56PM GMT

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Anybody who’s put much time in with Windows knows that keyboard shortcuts can really speed up system navigation and interaction. This is as true for Windows 8 as it has been for earlier versions, only perhaps more so for those of us seeking quick ways to get around in (or even minimize use of ) the Metro Tiles side of the Windows 8 GUI. Here is a compact distillation of the initial shortcuts from Kent Walter “Getting around in Windows 8” from the Windows Experience Blog that I expect other intrepid Windows 8 explorers will find useful.

Ken Walter's keyboard/mouse basics

Ken Walter keyboard/mouse basics

There’s something even better in store for download from this blog, too — namely, a tabular layout called “Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8.” You can grab it in graphical format (PNG), PDF, or XPS, as you see fit. Even on my 27″ screen, I need to blow it up to read it easily, so you may want to fool around with it on your own displays to find a magnification or resolution that works for you. Here’s a snippet from that table, just so you can see what it delivers:

Just a snippet of a very useful shortcuts chart

Just a snippet of a very useful shortcuts chart

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