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Windows 8 Tips and How-to Videos Release 1

This is the first release of the windows 8 tips and How-to video series, in this release most of UI related and usability tips will be introduced such as Window Charms, Quick Launch, quickly cycle (switch) between open apps, find Recently accessed Apps and App bars.

Windows 8 Window Charms                         

Window Charms containing most commonly using system commands such as Quick access start screen shortcut, settings , Apps and files search, share and devices.

To access Window Charms with the mouse, move mouse pointer to top or bottom right hand corner of the screen or use keyboard shortcut windows key + C. ( windows keyIs windows key can be found between ALT key and CTRL key ).

Window Charms

See Video for How it Works

Windows 8 Quick Launch

In windows 7 you can search files and programs using the Start Menu search box but windows 8 not has a start button or start menu then how you search those. This can be done using Quick Launch, by using it you can not only search files but also apps and settings.

To access the quick launch with mouse go to Window Charms then click on the Search Charm, then select File, APPs or settings to search and type search term. Access each with keyboard shortcuts use windows key+  Q for Apps, windows key +  W for files and  windows key+  F for settings

Windows 8 Quick Launch

Windows 8 quickly cycle between open apps

To quickly switch between Apps with the mouse, move mouse cursor to top left corner of the screen or use shortcut key ALT + Tab.

Windows 8 quickly cycle between open apps

Windows 8 Show Recent Apps

To view recently opened Apps with the mouse, move mouse cursor to top left corner of the screen and move it to the center of the same edge. Using shortcut windows key+  TAB can be done the same thing; by holding 2 keys it’ll start circling through Apps.

Windows 8 Show Recent Apps

Windows 8 App bars

in windows 7 start menu we have something called all programs, then where is it in windows 8 ?, you can find it by right clicking on start menu bar or using shortcut keys windows key+  Z.

Windows 8 App bars

 

Windows 8 Preview Download

Windows 8.1 Preview Download

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