As I mentioned in a previous post we can make your new Windows 8 look, feel and work like Windows 7. However if you rather like the new look here are some keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier:
Hold the Windows + C keys together to bring up the charms bar. This gives you access to search, share and change Windows 8 settings.
Press the Windows + Tab keys together to switch through programs that are running.
Hold the Windows key + the period key to snap an open program to the right side of your screen. To snap it to the left, hold the Windows key + Shift + the period key. This will give each open program exactly half the screen to be able to use two programs at the same time.
Hold down ALT + F4 keys to close any open programs.
Hold the Windows key + Z to bring up the options menu.