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Let's say I'm in the Reader app and I want to share the currently read PDF file. So I:

  1. Open the Charms bar
  2. Choose the Share charm
  3. Choose Mail as the app I want to share with.

Then I realise I made a mistake and want to go back to the list of applications compatible with the Share charm. I know I can press the left arrow button with my mouse, but how to do it with a keyboard? In some places, it's possible to use Alt+Left, but here it just doesn't work. Pressing Esc hides the whole charm bar and I have to start from the beginning. Is there a shortcut I'm missing?

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You can use Windows+H to open the Share charm. This will take you back a step just like you wanted in your example.

A list of keyboard shortcuts can be found here:

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