Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Windows 8 Cheat Sheet

My last post, Windows 8 QuickStart, was an introduction to Microsoft's new operating system intended to get you over the hump of the paradigm change that is causing so many experienced Windows users to stumble. Here are a couple of other references that might be useful.

  1. New York Times Technology columnist David Pogue offers his introductory reference of "all of the most important touch/mouse/keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8." http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/a-windows-8-cheat-sheet/
  2. Here is a very handy visual reference for the Windows 8 touch and keyboard shortcuts. You'll soon outgrow this, but until then you might want to print it out and tack it up near your monitor. (found here)
  3. Finally, the Ultimate Shortcuts Guide at this link, http://docs.com/IOLP, concisely provides keyboard shortcuts as well as mouse and touch equivalents for a rather comprehensive set of actions. You'll want to download this chart and keep it handy.