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- Microsoft’s 1 Slide That Explains Windows 8 (techie-buzz.com)
When you get this error check whether any Microsoft application installation is going on in the background. Yesterday i had my Visual studio opened and i was working on it. My MS Office was getting upgraded from 2007 to 2010 and suddenly i got the error ‘The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section.‘ when compiling my projects. It was weird as the projects were compiling before without any errors. Tried few options like (Resetting the devenv settings with devenv /ResetSettings).. Suddenly it worked after the MS Office installation was over.
If you get this error wait till the Microsoft related install package is completed and try again.
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More details here.
Windows 8 is mainly touch based interface.. Still these shortcuts comes handy.
Even though i like the usability of the chrome hiding the charm bars is a major hindrance.
To activate the application menus use right click.
|Key||Windows Logo||Ctrl||Alt||Ctrl + Shift||Ctrl + Alt|
|D||Show Desktop||Select Windows Explorer Address bar|
|E||Windows Explorer||Search in Explorer||Docked Mode|
|F||Go to files in Search Charm|
|G||Cycle through Desktop Gadgets|
|I||Settings Charm||Invert Colors in the settings Charm|
|J||Switch focus between snapped and larger apps|
|M||Minimize all windows|
|N||New Window||New Folder|
|O||Lock Screen Orientation|
|T||Set focus on task bar & cycle through all running processes|
|U||Open Ease of Access center|
|V||Cycle through Notifications (+Shift to go to previous)||Paste|
|W||Go to Settings in Search charm||Close current window (Explorer)|
|X||Quick link power user commands||Cut|
|Z||Open app bar||Undo|
|1 to 9||Go to app at the given position in taskbar|
|+||Zoom in (Magnifier)|
|–||Zoom out (Magnifier)|
|,||Peek at the desktop|
|.||Snap a metro app to the right|
|Tab||Cycle through metro app history (use Ctrl to use arrow keys)||Cycle through metro app history||Switch between apps|
Common tools(Browser, Messaging, Media, Runtimes, Imaging, Security, Filesharing,utilities, developer tools) easy one step installer – Visit this site.. This will install all the above common tools with one click.
LINQPad – lets you interactively query databases in amodern query language and also you can learn LINQ & C# samples (5.0 included).