Keyboard shortcuts and related question RRS feed

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  • How can I switch focus between apps running side-by-side using the keyboard? For example, if I want to shift focus from the app in the large space to the app that's snapped as a strip on the side, the only way I can figure out how to do it is to use Win+Ctrl+Tab and cycle through all the apps until I get back to one I already had there. Then I have to use Win+Tab and cycle through to get back to the main app.

    For those interested, here is a list of the new shortcuts that I know of (except the accesibility ones):

    Charms/Side Panel
    Win + C charms menu (in bottom left)
    Win + Shift + C charms menu (on right)
    Win + I settings panel
    Win + Q search (context sensitive)
    Win + F search files
    Win + W search settings

    Task Switching
    Win + Tab next app (in primary app space)
    Win + Shift + Tab previous app (in primary app space)
    Win + Ctrl + Tab next app (in docked app space)
    Win + Ctrl + Shift + Tab next app (in docked app space)
    Win + . cycle forward through docked app positions
    Win + Shift + . cycle backward through docked app positions
    Win + Y glance at desktop (was Win + Space in Windows 7)

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 6:38 AM


  • There is not a keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the snapped application and the main application. It will be necessary to cycle through the task switching keyboard shortcuts.


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    Monday, September 19, 2011 4:31 PM