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New Hotkeys launched in Windows 8.

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Windows 8 OS is recently launched in the market and most of the geeks are working to reveal the hidden secrets. In this article I will let you know about the some of the new hotkeys introduced by Microsoft in Windows 8 to circumvent the conventional way of using the desired application.

For accessing the safe mode in the previous version of Windows operating system we use F8 but this hotkey is changed and now you have to press key combination of shift + F8 to run computer in Safe mode. A new feature Known as Hot Corner is introduced which lets you to get access to built-in option available in Windows 8. When you drag your mouse pointer over the bottom left corner then you will get thumbnail of "Start Screen" which allow you to access Start options.

List of Shortcuts for Windows 8:

Win key

 -> This key is dedicated to switch between the Start Screen and Windows Desktop.


 -> This key combination will trigger Quick Access Menu for you.


 -> This key combination will let you store screenshot automatically in Pictures folder. The screenshot is saved by the name "Screenshot.png"(without quotes), if you press the same key combination for other images then same naming convention is followed and the screenshot are saved as  "Screenshot(2).png", "Screenshot(3).png" etc.


-> This Key combination will show Charms Bar on your screen.


 -> This Key combination will open Settings panel to tweak the system settings by making changes in the software /hardware.


 -> This key combination will open Devices charm


-> This key combination will launch Share charm on your screen.


-> This Key combination is dedicated to open Search charm on your screen.


 -> This Key combination will land you to Settings search page.


 -> This key combination will land you to Files search page


 –> This key combination will land you to Metro apps switcher by using which you can use switch between the apps.


 - > This Key combination will enable you to Shows / hides App bar present on Start Screen to show all apps.


 -> This key combination will allow you to toggle between input languages and keyboard layout to be used.


 -> This key combination will translate you to Start Screen to the Desktop.


 -> This Key combination will let you launch Narrator for you.


 - > This key combination is dedicated for minimizing / maximizing ribbon in Windows Explorer.


 –> This key combination will launch All Apps list on your Start Screen.

Thus by using the above mentioned methods you can easily manage windows 8. If you have any problem/query regarding the procedure then you can contact 1-855-352-1816 or visit You can also use the computer maintenance tools for enhancing the speed and performance of computer. They also provide online technical support for resolving all computer problems pertaining to Window 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista/Xp.

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