Sebelumnya kami telah menulis tentang cara mempercepat windows 8 dengan clear cache. Tips kali ini masih berkaitan dengan windows 8 dan kecepatan juga. Yaitu Shorcut pada Windows 8. Sebagain besar dari kita mungkin terbiasa menggunakan mouse untuk membantu memilih menu di komputer. Namun sebenarnya windows juga menyediakan cara cepat memilih menu tertentu tanpa menggunakan mouse, cukup dengan menekan tombol atau kombinasi tombol di keyword. Hal ini dikenal dengan sebutan Shortcut. Kalau dialihbahasakan ke Indonesia artinya potong jalan atau jalan pintas. Tapi koq agak ribet malah ya. Mudahnya pake istilah aslinya aja, Shortcut.

Berikut ini beberapa shortcut yang ada di windows 8 berdasarkan data yang kami kutip dari situs resmi Microsoft.
Tombol Keyboard Fungsi Shortcut
Logo Windows [+] D Show Desktop
Logo Windows [+] C Open Charms Menu
Logo Windows [+] F Charms Menu – Search
Logo Windows [+] H Charms Menu – Share
Logo Windows [+] K Charms Menu – Devices
Logo Windows [+] I Charms Menu – Settings
Logo Windows [+] Q Search For Installed Apps
Logo Windows [+] W Search Settings
Logo Windows [+] Tab Cycle through open Modern UI Apps
Logo Windows [+] Shift + Tab Cycle through open Modern UI Apps in reverse order
Logo Windows [+] . Snaps app to the right (split screen multitasking)
Logo Windows [+] Shift + . Snaps app to the left (split screen multitasking)
Logo Windows [+] , Temporarily view desktop
Alt [+] F4 Quit Modern UI Apps
Logo Windows [+] E Launch Windows Explorer Window
Logo Windows [+] L Lock PC and go to lock screen
Logo Windows [+] T Cycle through icons on taskbar (press Enter to launch app)
Logo Windows [+] X Show Advanced Windows Settings Menu
Logo Windows [+] E Launch Windows Explorer Window
Logo Windows [+] Page Down Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the right
Logo Windows [+] M Minimize all Windows
Logo Windows [+] Shift + M Restore all minimized Windows
Logo Windows [+] R Open Run dialog box
Logo Windows [+] Up Arrow Maximize current window
Logo Windows [+] Down Arrow Minimize current window
Logo Windows [+] Left Arrow Maximize current window to left side of the screen
Logo Windows [+] Right Arrow Maximize current window to right side of the screen
Ctrl [+] Shift [+] Escape Open Task Manager
Logo Windows [+] Print Screen Takes a Print Screen and saves it to your Pictures folder
Logo Windows [+] Page Up Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the left
Logo Windows [+] Pause Break Display System Properties
Shift [+] Delete Permanently delete files without sending it to Recycle Bin
Logo Windows [+] F1 Open Windows Help and Support
Logo Windows [+] V Cycle through notifications
Logo Windows [+] Shift + V Cycle through notifications in reverse order
Logo Windows [+] 0 to 9 Launch/show app pinned to taskbar at indicated number
Logo Windows [+] Shift + 0 to 9 Launch new instance of app pinned to taskbar at indicated number
Alt + Enter Display Properties of selected item in File Explorer
Alt [+] Up Arrow View upper level folder of current folder in File Explorer
Alt [+] Right Arrow View next folder in File Explorer
Alt [+] Left Arrow View previous folder in File Explorer
Logo Windows [+] P Choose secondary display modes
Logo Windows [+] U Open Ease of Access Center
Alt [+] Print Screen Print Screen focused Window only
Logo Windows [+] Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Logo Windows [+] Shift + Spacebar Switch to previous input language and keyboard layout
Logo Windows [+] Enter Open Narrator
Logo Windows [+] + Zoom in using Magnifier
Logo Windows [+] - Zoom out using Magnifier
Logo Windows [+] Escape Exit Magnifier

Kalau menurut saya sendiri, menggunakan shortcut jauh lebih cepat dibanding mengklik menu menggunakan mouse. Namun kendalanya, kita mesti menghapal shortcut itu. Sebenarnya cara paling mudah untuk menghapal shortcut ya dengan cara mempraktekkannya. Sebagaimana kita mempraktekkan CTRL + C (Copy), CTRL + V (Paste), CTRL + Z (Undo), dan beberapa fungsi shortcut pada windows 8 atau versi sebelumnya yang sering kita gunakan ketika mengetik di Microsoft Word.