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What are all the shortcuts and gestures that I can use?

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  • Anybody have a compiled list of all shortcuts and gestures (touch and/or mouse) that can be used in the Dev Preview?  Can't find the manual anywhere.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:06 PM

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  • The Start button takes you to Start Screen and lets you toggle between open apps
  • Alt-Tab cycles through apps in sequence, as usual
  • Arrow keys allow you to move through the Start screen
  • Windows + C brings up the Charm menu, as does hovering over the lower-left hand corner of the screen
  • Windows + F brings up the Search screen, though simply typing (when on the Start screen) is more convenient
  • Windows + Z in a fullscreen app brings up the contextual menus
  • Windows + D takes you to the desktop
  • Windows + L locks the PC, invoking the lock screen
  • Windows + P pulls up multi-monitor settings
  • Windows + I brings up the Settings charm
  • Windows + E invokes Windows Explorer, as ever
  • Windows + R brings up the Run prompt
  • Windows + Y makes all your open windows (and the Metro UI) transparent, so you can see the desktop beneath
  • Windows + X shows Windows Mobility Center, which appears to serve much the same role as the Settings charm but on the desktop instead
  • The Scroll wheel pans across Start screen, slowly
  • Right-click brings up contextual menus in a full screen app
  • Left-click on the Start screen brings up options to unpin, resize and uninstall apps
  • Ctrl-Alt-Delete summons a screen with options to shut down, switch users, log off or quickly open the Task Manager
  • Proposed as answer by cmwindlinger Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:24 PM
  • Marked as answer by desertpole Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:56 PM
Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:23 PM

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  • The Start button takes you to Start Screen and lets you toggle between open apps
  • Alt-Tab cycles through apps in sequence, as usual
  • Arrow keys allow you to move through the Start screen
  • Windows + C brings up the Charm menu, as does hovering over the lower-left hand corner of the screen
  • Windows + F brings up the Search screen, though simply typing (when on the Start screen) is more convenient
  • Windows + Z in a fullscreen app brings up the contextual menus
  • Windows + D takes you to the desktop
  • Windows + L locks the PC, invoking the lock screen
  • Windows + P pulls up multi-monitor settings
  • Windows + I brings up the Settings charm
  • Windows + E invokes Windows Explorer, as ever
  • Windows + R brings up the Run prompt
  • Windows + Y makes all your open windows (and the Metro UI) transparent, so you can see the desktop beneath
  • Windows + X shows Windows Mobility Center, which appears to serve much the same role as the Settings charm but on the desktop instead
  • The Scroll wheel pans across Start screen, slowly
  • Right-click brings up contextual menus in a full screen app
  • Left-click on the Start screen brings up options to unpin, resize and uninstall apps
  • Ctrl-Alt-Delete summons a screen with options to shut down, switch users, log off or quickly open the Task Manager
  • Proposed as answer by cmwindlinger Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:24 PM
  • Marked as answer by desertpole Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:56 PM
Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:23 PM
  • Thank you. This definitely helps. All I need now is the list of touch/mouse gestures in DP.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:56 PM