Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:27 PM
A very good article however I'm surprised you didn't mention the Search system and the hotkeys for it. The Search system is really the replacement for the much loved Start menu. This is part of a handout I knocked up for senior citizens adapting (struggling) from earlier Windows to Windows 8:
The search facilities are a joy, very fast and easy to use. After a little use it dawned on me that the Search system is really the replacement for the Start button. No more hunting through a messy set of Start menus that you never quite got around to organising, just use Search and make the computer work for you.
• Either use the Search tool on the Charms bar, the keyboard commands below, or simply go to the Start Screen and just start typing. Either way opens the search page.
• Bleedingly obvious I know, but know the words to search for!! eg 'Control Panel', 'Word'.
• On the right of the search page there are 3 major search 'tabs' of Apps, Settings and Files, then followed by a heap such as ebay, Maps, Bing etc.
• Pay attention to these search 'tabs'. Eg search won't display lower level items such as 'Device Manager' or 'Mouse' unless you select 'Settings'. The same when searching for Files. The trick is to check the search setting titles for any numbers after them as these indicate a hit.
• Search even locates files that have that text within them (unfortunately it doesn't highlight it when you open that file but one can't have everything). Make sure to use double quotes if searching for a phrase in a file.
• These keyboard commands are helpful: Search Apps (Ws+Q); Search Settings (Ws+W); Search Files (Ws+F)