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Shortcuts and surprises in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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    Shortcuts and surprises in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Shortcuts and surprises in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    By Ed Bott
    March 2, 2012, 7:16am PST


    Summary: After a couple days of poking around in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on multiple PCs, I’ve found a few shortcuts and surprises. If you’re a Windows 8 power user, these five tips are for you.


    I’ve had a chance to poke around in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on multiple PCs for 48 hours now (after spending a week with the beta on a Samsung tablet identical to the one that developers received at Microsoft’s BUILD conference last September).


    In that time, I’ve discovered a few useful little shortcuts and surprises. If you’ve installed the Consumer Preview, you might find these tidbits useful:
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    These are the 5 items brought to light in the article you'll want to get familiar with!


    Fast access to system-management tools

    Capture a screenshot

    Save a custom refresh point

    Enable Windows 8’s backup tool, File History

    Check the Windows Experience Index


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    I like the screenshot tip (I create a lot of screenshots).
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    Save a custom Refresh Point is the winner for me, the present Refresh is a bit too much work.
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    Nice post Night Hawk, I liked all surprises !
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    Firs 3 surprises caught my attention, Thanks Night Hawk.
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    Nice find, my favorite is the right click start icon from the desktop.
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    I just found out you can close a metro app by clicking and dragging it down. Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I just found out you can close a metro app by clicking and dragging it down. Wow!
    I just found out I can switch from the Desktop to the Metro screen the same way!
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    Thanks Ed, didn't know that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I just found out you can close a metro app by clicking and dragging it down. Wow!
    I just found out I can switch from the Desktop to the Metro screen the same way!
    Or...You could just press the windows key.
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