Windows Phone 8 Emulator Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Shailendra Chauhan  Print 
03 Mar 2013
19 Sep 2018
Intermediate
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Playing with keyboard shortcuts is very interesting and reduce the head-ache of using mouse again and again while operating Windows Phone Emulator. Windows phone emulator has a list of keyboard shortcuts that is great to know. The list is as shown below:

For more info about how to enable keyboard shortcut keys for emulator, see How to enable the computer keyboard for Windows Phone 8 Emulator

Windows Phone 8 Emulator Keyboard Shortcut
Key Shortcut
Description
F1/Esc
Both the keys acts as Back Button.
F2
Acts as Windows Start Button
F3
Acts as Search Button
F6
Activate the Camera
F9
Increase the Volume
F10
Decrease the volume
F12
It Locks the device and do power off. Press it twice to see the lock screen.
Pause/Break
It toggles your PC and Emulator keyboard
Page Up
It enables your PC keyboard for Emulator
Page Down
It disable your PC keyboard for Emulator
What do you think?

I hope you will enjoy the tricks while operating your windows phone 8 emulator. I would like to have feedback from my blog readers. Your valuable feedback, question, or comments about this article are always welcome.

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