If you have spend some time getting to know Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 8 you have without doubt noticed the major differences to previous versions of Windows.
The start screen is without doubt the most prominent change with its new environment to run specially created applications.
The new nature of the start screen and other features of Windows 8 have brought along new keyboard shortcuts that you should know to speed up your workflow when you use the operating system.
This guide looks at the top new Windows 8 shortcuts that you may find useful when working with the operating system. Please note that I'm concentrating on new shortcuts, not existing ones.
I suggest you check out the top 20 keyboard shortcuts you should know for a broader list of shortcuts that you may find useful.
Windows refers to the Windows key. When I write Windows-C, I mean that you need to press the Windows key and the C key on the keyboard to execute the shortcut.
And that's it. Did I miss a new screenshot that you think is essential when you are working with the Windows 8 operating system? Feel free to post it in the comments.
From all the screenshots listed here, I find the Windows, Windows-Q and Windows-W shortcuts to be the most important ones.
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