Tuesday 27 November 2012

Use Ctrl+Shift to run as administrator

Handy little tip for developers using Windows 8. You can run an app as administrator by holding Ctrl+Shift and clicking an app tile.

This shortcut is derived from Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run the selected application as administrator which has been present since Windows 7, possibly Vista too. This still works on the start screen of course, when using search or navigating using the arrow keys.