Which Shortcut Keys Are Helpful in Windows 8?

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The Windows 8 operating system is great on a tablet, but learning to use it without a touchscreen can be a challenge. Luckily, using Windows 8 is easier than it looks thanks to these helpful shortcut keys. Keep reading to learn them all!

No matter what you're doing in Windows 8, the Charm bar is always accessible. Simply press the Windows key and the C key at the same time to bring up this handy menu. The Charm bar provides quick access to the Start screen and the Search, Share, Devices, and Settings bars. A small box on the left also appears that displays the date, time, battery power, and Internet connection. Pressing the shortcut key again or clicking will hide the Charm bar.