As compared to previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 Operating system is significantly a different version with new useful features. Below are some of the tips and tricks that can help to get used to it.
1. Shutting down the Metro apps – Go to main Metro interface >> Click Desktop tile >> this will shut down app shortly.
2. Accessing old Control Panel – Go to Metro interface >> click Control Panel >> scroll down to the bottom of the screen >> Click More Settings >> this brings us back in the old Control Panel with more options than the Metro control panel.
3. Switching between a mix of Metro and Desktop apps — Move mouse pointer to the far left of screen >> click the small icon of last app running >> this switches to the last running app. http://server-help.ru/
OR >> use the Windows key-tab.
4. Screen capturing — Press the hot key for screen capture >> Go to the Metro desktop >> click Desktop.
This brings us back to the Metro screen we want to capture and the screen capture program spring into action.
5. Activating options/charms
Mouse mode –
- Move the mouse to bottom left edge ( where Windows button used to be)
- Right click to activate in-app options.
- Tiles can be selected by using arrow keys and page up/down.
- Tiles can be launched by using Enter.
- Tiles can be selected by using “menu” button (key with a drop down).
6. To see a dark themed Start screen – Go to Control Panel >> Ease of Access >> Enable the “high contrast” mode
7. Activating Semantic Zoom – With multi-touch, zoom out in the app list in “Search”.
8. Revealing app-specific settings – Checking the “settings” charm in applications should be ensured.
9. Finding additional Applications in the Application list – Click on the “Search” charm.
10. Shortcut keys to be used –
- Application search – WIN+Q
- Settings search – WIN+W
- Files search – WIN+F
- “Settings” charm – WIN+I
- Rotation lock – WIN+O
- To bring up simple “Start menu” and time/date – WIN+C
- Activate desktop – WIN+D
- Open “Run” – WIN+R
- Lock user – WIN+L
- Open Explorer – WIN+E