Here are the productive uses of windows 8 and short cut keys
Again search is divided in three different category.
A. App search (window + q)
B. Settings ( window + w)
C. File ( window + f)
Search is a big improvement area in windows 8. I like it so much. Example: type 'control panel', you will see it under app. Again type 'Printer' you will see lot of options under settings. Open a apps like 'Wikipedia'. If you want search some topic press window + Q. And start typing your keyword. Note all the your previous search keywords are still persisted for this apps.
Here is the more detail uses guidance and keyboard shortcuts:
I do not want to use a bunch of 'shortcut keys'... why are you trying to kill my mouse? I like my mouse! If you want touch--fine--use touch. But I will use my mouse. Dang! Why not set it up so the cursor is the finger. No Button pressed on the mouse, nothing happens. Press the left button, that is your finger pressing down. Do whatever you can do with a touch screen. But I don't have to use a touch screen! Easy! I wish I knew how to write a mouse app--it would be great for all the touchy-feely-want-everything-touchy peoples. :) Enjoy.
Thanks for sharing
It is great that win8 have all kind of gesture support
most of the short cuts are same as win 7
There is a excellent mouse support for win8 as well. Already we have couple of track pad and mouse only target for win 8. It supports most of the touch gestures as in win 8.