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How do you snap a Metro app with the keyboard?

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  • How do you snap a Metro app with the keyboard? I've seen different Win8 keyboard shortcuts listed, but I haven't been able to find how you snap apps with a keyboard.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:34 PM

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  •  You can use keyboard shortcuts to go between the main and snapped apps.
    If you are in  the snapped state, you can switch the main app by using <Windows Key> + Tab to cycle through all of the Windows Metro style apps in the App history and the desktop.
    Use Ctrl + <Windows Key> + Tab to cycle through all of the Windows Metro style apps in the App history and the desktop. If you use this keyboard shortcut when you do not already have a snapped app, Snap will activate and it will still cycle through those apps in the snapped state.

    Let us know if this helpsl


    Marilyn
    • Marked as answer by Steve Otteson Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:04 AM
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:28 PM
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  •  You can use keyboard shortcuts to go between the main and snapped apps.
    If you are in  the snapped state, you can switch the main app by using <Windows Key> + Tab to cycle through all of the Windows Metro style apps in the App history and the desktop.
    Use Ctrl + <Windows Key> + Tab to cycle through all of the Windows Metro style apps in the App history and the desktop. If you use this keyboard shortcut when you do not already have a snapped app, Snap will activate and it will still cycle through those apps in the snapped state.

    Let us know if this helpsl


    Marilyn
    • Marked as answer by Steve Otteson Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:04 AM
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Perfect, thank you!

    Steve

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:04 AM