Hidden Windows 8 Keyboard Options

Hidden Windows 8 Keyboard Options

Q: The Windows 8 onscreen keyboard gives me an option only for .com when typing in a web address--is there any way to quickly enter .net or .org?

A. By default the Windows 8 onscreen keyboard has some handy shortcuts for things like .COM. However, if you hold down the key, other options are shown (see screen shot).

This same approach works for many of the Windows 8 onscreen keys. Try holding down some of the various keys to see other possible options. Quotes is another good one.

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