Windows 8 Hotkeys

Windows 8 hotkeys or shortcut keys include:

  • Windows Key + Tab - Opens up the left-hand "Switch List"
  • Windows Key + C - Opens up the right-hand Charms Bar
  • Windows Key + I - Opens up the Settings Menu
  • Windows Key + T - Jumps you back to Desktop Mode and cycles through your open windows on the taskbar.
  • Windows Key + Shift + . - Docks the app to the left, middle, or right side of the screen with each press.
  • Windows Key + M - Jumps to the Desktop and minimizes all applications
  • Windows Key + Q - Opens up Windows 8's global search utility within Metro

Stop Windows Update from Rebooting

Stop Windows Update from automatically rebooting or restarting your PC after downloading and installation import updates. If the machine running your Time Matters database automatically restarts during the night, it could prevent your Time Matters backup from running. On your PC, it could lose your place in any documents and programs you may have left open.
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