Steps to Shut Down Your System with Windows 8


Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start screen or switch to the Desktop (if open).
  • Press the Windows key + D will open the Windows Desktop.
  • Press the Windows key + . to pin and unpin Windows apps on the side of the screen.
  • Press the Windows key + X to open the power user menu, which gives you access to many of the features most power users would want (e.g. Device Manager and Command Prompt).
  • Press the Windows key + C to open the Charms.
  • Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings, which is the same Settings found in Charms.
  • Press and hold the Windows key + Tab to show open apps.
  • Press the Windows key + Print screen to create a screen shot, which is automatically saved into your My Pictures folder.

Common Desktop issues and its solutions

  • Windows Re-Booting :
Reason :  It might be due to VIUS or sometime even due to the RAM.
Solution : Better Format your Desktop and if it is due to RAM, Just remove it and try to clean the RAM   slot and refit the RAM once again. Even then if the problem is not recovered, better call the technician and replace it with a new RAM.

  • Continuous 3 Beep Sound in Computer :
This is mainly due to the RAM problem. Better remove the RAM and fix it once again or replace it with the new one.

  • Launch Start up Repair :  
A lot of times if Windows can’t boot properly because of a hardware change, unexpected shutdown, or other errors, it will come up with the Windows Error Recovery screen. This gives you the option to go into Start up Repair or try to boot Windows normally.  Insert your Windows CD/DVD and select Start up Repair. The action will be performed automatically further.

  • No Audio Output :
This issue is due to the Audio driver that might not be installed properly.Or sometime even you would have set the audio into mute mode unknowingly.
  • No Display during start up :
This issue is most common in most of the computers. Better Clean the RAM and its port and refit it once again or clean and replace your Graphics card and slot (if you have). In worst case better call the technician and replace it.
  • Slow Processing speed :  
This might be due to the Hard Disk problem or OS crash. Primarily reinstall your OS, or replace your hard disk with the new one. 
  • CD/DVD Drive ejecting issue :
Your CD/DVD might not be ejected immediately when ever you press the eject button or even sometime it may be ejected automatically. This is due to the Ribbon or band inside the Drive. Better replace it.
Note : Its advisable to place an empty CD/DVD always for preventing from this issue.


Basic Key Board Shortcuts

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert :
Copy the highlighted text or selected item.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert :
Paste the text or object that's in the clipboard.

Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y :
Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.

Ctrl + F :
Open the Find in any program. This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page.

Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc :
Quickly switch between open programs moving forward.

Tip: Press Ctrl + Tab to switch between tabs in a program.

Tip: Adding the Shift key to Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab will move backwards. For example, if you are pressing Alt + Tab and pass the program you want to switch to, press Alt + Shift + Tab to move backwards to that program.

Tip: Windows Vista and 7 users can also press the Windows Key + Tab to switch through open programs in a full screenshot of the Window.

Ctrl + Back space and Ctrl + Left or Right arrow :

Pressing Ctrl + Backspace will delete a full word at a time instead of a single character.

Holding down the Ctrl key while pressing the left or right arrow will move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. If you wanted to highlight one word at a time you can hold down Ctrl + Shift and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.

Ctrl + S :
While working on a document or other file in almost every program pressing Ctrl + S will save that file. This shortcut key should be used frequently anytime you're working on anything important.

Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End :
Move the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.

Ctrl + P :
Print the page being viewed. For example, the document in Microsoft Word or the web page in your Internet browser.

Page Up, Space bar, and Page Down :
Pressing either the page up or page down key will move that page one page at a time in that direction. When browsing the Internet pressing the space bar will also move the page down one page at a time. If you press Shift and the Space bar the page will go up a page at a time.

Speed up Firefox Browsing with Keyboard Shortcuts

CTRL + T: Opens a new tab.

    CTRL + R: Reloads the current tab.

    CTRL + H: View your browsing history in a sidebar

    CTRL + J: Opens your Firefox download manager

    CTRL + TAB: Moves to the next tab.

    CTRL + SHIFT + TAB: Moves to the previous tab.

    CTRL + Z: Undo last action

    CTRL + SHIFT + Z: Redo last action

    CTRL + ENTER: Auto-complete URL to .com

    CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER: Auto-complete URL to .org

    CTRL + SHIFT + T: Restore the last closed tab

    CTRL + number: Change to the tab with this number

    CTRL + F4: Close the current tab

    CTRL + N: Opens a new Firefox window

    CTRL + S: Download the current webpage page as a HTML file

      CTRL + L: Highlights the URL in the browser address bar

      CTRL + HYPHEN: Decrease text size on the webpage

      CTRL + PLUS: Increase text size on the webpage

      CTRL + D: Add webpage to bookmarks

      ALT + Home: Loads your start page.

      ALT + F4: Close the browser window

      SHIFT + ENTER: Auto-complete URL to .net

      F5: Reload the current tab

      F11: Go full screen / normal screen

      Space: Scroll down the page

      ESC: Stop

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