Windows Key Shortcuts
- [Win]+[.] - Snap WinRT apps to alternate sides
- [Win]+[Shift]+[. ] - Switch WinRT app sides
- [Win]+[Plus] or [Win]+[Minus] - Zoom in/out
- [Win]+[Arrow keys] - snap desktop apps to left, right, top or bottom
- [Win]+[Break] - System Info
- [Win]+[C] - Charms menu
- [Win]+[D] - Desktop
- [Win]+[E] - Internet Explorer
- [Win]+[F] - Find files
- [Win]+[K] - Devices
- [Win]+[I] - Settings in any app
- [Win]+[Print Screen] - Saves a screen shot as a .png into the Pictures folder
- [Win]+[R] - Run
- [Win]+[Tab] - Switch between full-screen apps (Alt+Tab switches between all apps)
- [Win]+[X] - Administrative tools
- [Win]+[W] - Search Control Panel settings
- [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Up/Down/Left/Right] - Rotate screen (upside-down,right-side-up, to the left, to the right)
- Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del], and touch/click on the power button in the bottom right corner.
- Type [Win]+[I] and touch/click on power.
- From the desktop, press [Alt]+[F4].
When Windows 8 shuts down, the low-level system state (kernel/session 0) is saved to the hard drive, just like hibernation. Then when you boot, only drivers need to be re-initialized. To cold start (without hibernating the kernel), select Restart from the shutdown menu, or run
shutdown /s /full /t 0
Creating and restoring a custom W8 image.
Windows 8.1 Update (18 Oct. 2013)
Start Screen and Start Button options and configurations