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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    The + . is one of the most convenient shortcuts I have ever learned!
    Problem with a French keyboard is you have to use Shift as well... Once I figured that out it was better

    + shift + arrow if good for chucking screens onto different monitors too...

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    The + . is one of the most convenient shortcuts I have ever learned!
    Problem with a French keyboard is you have to use Shift as well... Once I figured that out it was better

    + shift + arrow if good for chucking screens onto different monitors too...
    So other language keyboards are different. Never knew that. Thanks for posting that info.

    In case anyone is interested. Here is a list of combo keys. Reminder that 8 and 8.1 are a little different. Not sure if this list is current.

    Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    So other language keyboards are different. Never knew that. Thanks for posting that info.

    In case anyone is interested. Here is a list of combo keys. Reminder that 8 and 8.1 are a little different. Not sure if this list is current.

    Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List
    Excellent - thank you. I always prefer keys if I can. It is much quicker and more satisfying.

    I wasn't being sarky about the keyboard thing by the way - I just kept doing semicolon - my fault completely. Interestingly all the plus numbers work fine - you don't have to press shift whereas you do have to press shift for a number. It isn't keyboard specific it seems..
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    What's next on the list for some Windows 8 learning?
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  5. #15


    Post 6 has not been answered.

    Hint 1: The green is actually the Modern/Metro Desktop, because there are really two now. Actually that desktop is the main one. The other a portal.

    Hint 2. Drag it.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BarneyRubble View Post
    Well that was interesting. I was able to drag your picture onto my desktop and set it as a wallpaper. Doesn't answer the question but I learn't something
    Lol! Not quite understanding that. You dragged my screenshot from my house to yours?
    Never thought of it that way!

    Either did I. Might explain my bad back
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  7. #17


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    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    + D will minimize your browser.
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  8. #18


    Thank you, Chuck38, but that is "Show Desktop", which will minimize all windows on the desktop.

    Anyone figure out post 6 yet? It has not been answered.

    Hint 1: The green is actually the Modern/Metro Desktop, because there are really two now. Actually that desktop is the main one. The other a portal.

    Hint 2. Drag it.
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