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Windows 8: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Appendix D. Master List of Gestures & Keyboard Shortcuts

Here it is, by popular, frustrated demand: The master list of every secret (or not-so-secret) keystroke in Windows 8. Clip and post to your monitor (unless, of course, you got this book from the library).

TileWorld gestures

TileWorld gestures

TileWorld gestures

To do this

Use this gesture

Open Charms bar

Swipe in from right edge

Open App bar (“right-click”)

Swipe in from top/bottom edge

Switch to last app

Swipe in from left edge

App switcher

Swipe in from left edge, then out again (not to edge)

Close app

Drag from top of app to bottom

Split window

Drag from top edge to the right or left

Zoom in/zoom out (Maps, Photos, and so on)

Spread or pinch two fingers

TileWorld keystrokes

To do this

Press this key

Open Start screen

or Ctrl+Esc

Open Charms bar

+C

Open App bar (“right-click”)

+Z

Search for apps (at Start screen)

Just start typing

Search for apps (anywhere)

+Q

Search for files

+F

Search for settings

+W

Open Share panel

+H

Open Devices panel

+K

Open Settings panel

+I

Switch ...

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