We have successfully installed Windows 8 and now we want to show you some Tips & Tricks.

Switch between Classic Start Menu and Start Screen

  1. Open Desktop
  2. Win+R  to open Run dialog
  3. Write regedit and press Enter or click on OK button to open registry editor
  4. Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  5. Double click on RPEnabled and set value to 0 (classic Start Menu) or 1 (default: New Windows 8 Start Menu)
  6. Click OK
  7. Close Registry Editor

Shortcut Keys

  • WinKey + C : Opens Charms Bar
  • WinKey + F : Opens File Search App
  • WinKey + H : Opens Charm Share
  • WinKey + I : Opens Charm Settings
  • WinKey + K : Opens Charm Connect
  • WinKey + O : Locks device orientation
  • WinKey + Q : Opens Search pane
  • WinKey + V : Cycles through toasts
  • WinKey + Y : Peek at the desktop temporarily
  • WinKey + W : Opens Settings Search app
  • WinKey + Z : Opens App Bar
  • WinKey + Enter : Launches Narrator
  • WinKey + PgUp : Split tiles to the left
  • WinKey + PgDown : Split tiles to the right
  • WinKey + . : Moves the split to the right
  • WinKey + Shift + . : Moves the split to the left
  • WinKey + Spacebar : Switch input language and keyboard layout
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