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The 5 most important keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Even though I like the new Metro interface, I’m still using the old keyboard shortcuts to navigate. So in order to learn something new and worthwhile, I compiled a quick list of the 5 most important (and useful) new keyboard shortcuts:

1. Settings-menu

Press Win-I for the new settings menu. You actually get slight differences for the UI depending where you press Win-I. In Metro-mode, it looks like this:


In classic desktop you’ll get a few more links:


2. Settings with Search

Press Win-W for Settings with Search-menu. This is almost the same as Win-I but shows you a nice search bar and real-time results:


3. Apps menu

Press Win-Q for Apps menu:


4. Files menu

Similar to Apps and Settings menu, press Win-F for files menu:


5. Hover menu

Press Win-C for a hover menu showing Search, Share, Start, Devices, settings and date and time:


Tips and tricks for using Visio 2010

Here’s a quick article I wrote a while back, it just got published today: http://www.tietoviikko.fi/msareena/ms-vinkit/vinkit+visio+2010+ndash+nelja+tehokayttajan+vinkkia/a698074 

This one is only in Finnish – sorry, here’s my poor attempt at translating it: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fi&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tietoviikko.fi%2Fmsareena%2Fms-vinkit%2Fvinkit%2Bvisio%2B2010%2Bndash%2Bnelja%2Btehokayttajan%2Bvinkkia%2Fa698074