The Windows 8 is the most used operating system these days. Although it is so wide spread, we do not know the amazing windows 8 tips and tricks advanced. So here are few tips and tricks that will help you use your Windows 8 more efficiently.
Windows 8 tips and tricks advanced
The keyboard shortcuts:
- Windows key : to switch between your current window and the start screen.
- Windows key + D : to open desktop.
- Windows key + C : to open the charms .
- Windows key + I : to open the setting of the charms directly.
- Windows key + X : to open the power user menu , that contains options to open control manager , task manager, command prompt etc.
- Windows key + print screen : to take a screen shot of your PC screen.The screenshot will be stored in My Pictures folder. Print screen key is the one written with ‘prt sc sysrq’.
- Windows key + Tab : to open and switch between the open apps.
- Most of the laptops support multiple finger touch-pad. Swipe two fingers on your touch-pad in upward or downward or left or right direction to move up,down,left or right on the currently open page.
Using the SEARCH option directly:
To search a file or a tool or a program or anything in your Windows 8 PC very easy.
Just go on the start screen and start typing the name or the file or program you are looking for,and the list starts appearing on d left side of the screen.
SHORTCUT : Press Windows key + F , and you’ll see a search box where you can enter the name of the file you’re searching for.
The Task Manager:
The win8 has a very improvised task manager,which shows us the complete detail of the CPU time used by each app,the memory occupied,the list of all process running etc.
SHORTCUT : Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the task manager directly.
The store provides us with thousands of apps that we can use for different purposes.Games,video viewers,photo viewers,e-book apps etc can be downloaded for gaming,video viewing, reading books etc.
The skydrive allows you to access to the Microsoft cloud service,where you can store all your data such as photos,videos,files etc in cloud and access it from any computer using internet.
The people’s app connects to the social networking sites,without which the internet browsing stays incomplete.Once you get connected to it,you can view the news feed on the start screen itself. Facebook, tweeter etc can be connected using people app.
Hope these Windows 8 tips and tricks, shortcuts and the other information will help you use your win8 more efficiently.