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Windows 8.1 Tips

Hot Key to Display Apps View (Apps Drawer)    12Feb14

  • Go to the Start Screen if you are not there yet by pressing
  • Hold the CTRL key and tap TAB... The Apps View will be displayed
  • Holding the CTRL key and tapping TAB again toggles back to Start Screen

Having Fun With Windows   12Feb14

Read "How to Love Windows 8.1"
  • Pdf document to show you how to overcome MS's terrible default rollout and use the outstanding functions and features of Windows 8. (Click title link to download)

All the Hot Keys (from Microsoft)

Open Taskbar Program with HotKey
  • Press + # (1 to 10) keys from anywhere in Windows 8, where # is the position of the icon in the Taskbar.
 Rename Tile :
  • Right click on tile,
  • Select Open File Location
  • Rename highlighted shortcut.
Create Apps Drawer Folder Shortcut (to add items to the Apps Drawer-Apps View)
  • Right click on empty area of desktop and select New:Shortcut
  • Paste C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs into Location, and Next
  • Type Apps Drawer into Name, and Finish
Add Web Shortcuts to Start Screen
  • Open Web Browser to page desired
  • Drag icon immediately to the left ot the web address (in the address bar) to the desktop
  • Rename this icon as desired
  • Drag icon into Apps Drawer created above (Permission will be requested and may be given)
  • Go to Start Screen:Apps View, find  the web icon, right click and Pin to Start
Capture a Screenshot as Image File
  • + PRTSC
  • Image is stored in Pictures:Screenshots ( + E : Pictures : Screenshots)

 Change View with hotkeys
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 1 Extra Large
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 2 Large Icons
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 3 Medium Icons
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 4 Small Icons
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 5 List
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 6 Details
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Tiles
  • CTRL + SHIFT + 8 Content

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