Windows Server 2012 is a big change for administrators when it comes to managing their infrastructure. It brings with it a bunch of new features that make management and deployment of services both more efficient and easier. A big change with Server 2012 is the use of powershell, which is something we will write a Did You Know article about soon. Just getting around the GUI for Server 2012 has also changed quite a bit.

Below are a list of shortcut keys that will make getting around Server 2012 a lot easier.

  • Windows Key + C – Opens Charms bar
  • Windows Key + Ctrl + Tab – Cycles through apps
  • Windows Key + Shift + Tab – Cycles through apps in reverse order
  • Windows Key + D – Switch to desktop (from start screen)
  • Windows Key + E – Opens file explorer
  • Windows Key + F – Search (files and folders)
  • Windows Key + H – Share
  • Windows Key + I – Settings
  • Windows Key + K – Devices
  • Windows Key + M – Minimizes current windows on desktop
  • Windows Key + O – Sets device orientation
  • Windows Key + Pause – System properties
  • Windows Key + PgDown- Moves current app to right monitor
  • Windows Key + PgUp- Moves current app to left monitor
  • Windows Key + PrtScr – Save screenshot
  • Windows Key + Q – Global search
  • Windows Key + R – Run command
  • Windows Key + spacebar – Switch keyboard/input language
  • Windows Key + TAB – Provides list of running programs
  • Windows Key + U – Ease of access center
  • Windows Key + V – Cycles notifications
  • Windows Key + Shift + V – Cycles notifications in reverse order
  • Windows Key + Y – Shows desktop screen
  • Windows Key + W – System settings search
  • Windows Key + X – Quick access menu
  • Windows Key + Z – Opens app bar

More information on shortcuts can be found over at PetriIT

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