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Some useful Windows 8 shortcuts

Thursday, 13 June 2013 | By Patrick Stafford

Windows 8 is becoming the default OS for Microsoft users.


For anyone already using Windows 8, a few keyboard shortcuts help you on your way:

  • Windows Key + E gives quick access to folders
  • Press Windows + D to open the desktop
  • Using a Windows 8 tablet, take a screenshot by pressing the Windows button and the volume-down button at the same time
  • Press the Windows key + W to open a search in system settings
  • Windows key + F opens a file and folder search