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March 28th, 2012 by admin

Since January 2008 the number of search queries handled by the major search engines in the US has increased by 68%, this was mentioned in a recent US search market report prepared by Statista. You can check below graphs for different type of views of the data collected. It is clear that the Google has retained its dominance in the search market despite the launch of Microsoft Bing, also it is interesting to see that in 2012 the Bing is crossing the Yahoo.
[Source: Statista.com.]

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March 27th, 2012 by admin

If you are using Windows then definitely you will be interested in Windows 8 the next operating system from Microsoft, which is expected to be released in October 2012. Recently Microsoft has provided list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts which can be very useful instead of using your mouse every time, if you are following the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview you can check below shortcuts to make navigation and interaction easy with new Windows OS.

Below is the list of 30 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8:

  • Windows key – Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu.
  • Windows key + B – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and select the tray notification area.
  • Windows key + C – Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings.
  • Windows key + D – Brings up the old Windows desktop.
  • Windows key + E – Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.
  • Windows key + F – Brings up the Metro File search screen.
  • Windows key + H – Opens the Metro Share panel.
  • Windows key + I – Opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness.
  • Windows key + J – Switches focus between snapped Metro applications.
  • Windows key + K – Opens the Devices panel (for connecting to aprojector or some other device)
  • Windows key + L – Lock PC and return to Lock screen.
  • Windows key + M – Minimize all Windows on the desktop
  • Windows key + O – Locks device orientation.
  • Windows key + P – Choose between available displays.
  • Windows key + Q – Brings up the Metro App Search screen.
  • Windows key + R – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box.
  • Windows key + U – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center.
  • Windows key + V – Cycles through toasts.
  • Windows key + W – Brings up the Metro Settings search screen.
  • Windows key + X – Launch Start Menu.
  • Windows key + Y – Temporarily peek at the desktop.
  • Windows key + Z – Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application.
  • Windows key + Page Up / Down – Moves tiles to the left / right.
  • Windows key + Tab – Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications.
  • Windows key + , (comma) – Aero Peek at the desktop.
  • Windows key + . (period) – Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen. (Right side)
  • Windows key + Shift + . (period) – Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen. (Left side)
  • Windows key + Space – Switch input language and keyboard layout.
  • Windows key + Shift + V – Cycles through toasts in reverse order.
  • Windows key + Enter – Launches Narrator
  • Windows key + Arrow Keys – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and enable Aero Snap

If you want to save these shortcuts for future you can download Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8 in PDF or XPS file format.

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