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Windows 8 How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Screen with Your Mouse and Keyboard Shortcuts Bill James, APCUG, Region 8 Advisor
Windows 8 Start Screen Introduction: Each tile on Start is connected to a person, app, website, folder, playlist, or whatever else is important to you. Pin as many tiles to Start as you like and move them around so it's just the way you want it. This isn't the usual wall of static icons: Tiles animate with the latest information. Status updates, weather forecasts, Tweets, and more—you'll see live updates before you even open a single app
Windows 8 Start Screen Discover fast and fun ways to get around. Pinch and stretch to zoom in and out. Get a global view of everything that's on your screen, and slide back and forth to find what you're looking for. Swipe in from the left to switch between recently used apps. Swipe in from the right to get back to Start and to other things you do often, like searching, sharing, and changing your settings. Swipe in from the bottom to see navigation controls for any app you're in. You can easily do all these things with a mouse, too.
Windows 8 Start Screen Customize the Start Screen When you install programs, their tiles are added automatically to the Start screen. To add your own tiles to the Start screen, press Win+Z, select All Apps, then right-click the application you want to add. You can change the Desktop theme by using Settings, Personalize, Start screen. You can pin programs to the task bar by right-clicking on the desired program.
Windows 8 Hot Corners The Window 8 Hot Corners The corners on your screen are hot corners and give you access to different Windows features. Below, is a brief explanation of each of these corners. Move the pointer to each corner of the display to activate these features / menus.
Windows 8 Hot Corners Top-left corner of the screen: Moving the mouse to the top- left corner and then down will display all the apps running on the computer. Clicking and dragging any of these apps to the left or right-hand side of the screen will snap that app to that side of the screen. Each of these open app icons can also be right-clicked to close or snap. Keyboard: Hold Windows Key and press Tab, keep pressing tab to cycle through options.
Windows 8 Hot Corners Bottom Left-hand corner: The bottom left-hand hot corner of the screen will allow you to access the Start screen, if you are in the Start screen and have the Desktop open, this corner will open the Desktop from the Start screen. Tip: Right-clicking in the left hand corner will open the power user menu. Mouse: Hover your mouse in bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Keyboard: Press the Windows key.
Windows 8 Hot Corners Right-hand side of the screen: On the full right-hand side of the screen will be given access to the Windows Charms. Mouse: Hover the mouse over the upper-right corner or lower- right corner of windows 8 interface. Keyboard: Hold Windows Key and press C Drag-to-Close: Move your cursor to the top of the screen, the cursor than changes to a hand. Use the hand to drag the app to the bottom of screen to Drag-to-Close Mouse: Hold down left mouse button on top edge of screen and drag app down until app shrinks then fades. Keyboard : Hold down Alt Key and press F4
Start Screen Zoom In/Out SEMANTIC ZOOM: Click the icon to zoom out and see your tiles as tiny tiles in groups Touch: Hold two fingers on screen close together and pull fingers apart to zoom in. Hold two fingers on screen further apart and pinch together to zoom out. Mouse & Keyboard: Hold down the Ctrl key and rotate the scroll wheel on mouse forward to zoom in or backwards to zoom out. This works inconsistently through, as some apps support it and some do not.
Start Screen Zoom In/Out Right click. In Windows, right clicking an item summons a shortcut menu — a short menu listing commands relevant only to the object you clicked. In Windows 8, that menu takes the form of a horizontal strip at the bottom of the Start screen, offering options like Uninstall and Unpin (from the Start screen). Touch screen : Swipe down from a tile on the Start screen. Mouse : Right click, of course. Keyboard: Press the little menu key.
Start Screen Zoom In/Out Most Windows users are used to scrolling vertically and horizontally by using either the mouse wheel or scrollbars. There’s a scrollbar at the bottom of the screen in the new Windows 8 interface, and you can use that. But if you’ve got a mouse with a wheel that allows for scrolling side to side (Microsoft’s modern mice do this), you can use that. Or, even simpler: Just move your mouse to the far edge of the screen and keep going and the screen will scroll horizontally
Right Click When working in the new interface, the best way to figure out what to do is to right-click, or tap-and-hold. This will bring up toolbars on the bottom and/or top of an app. The old Windows adage, “When in doubt, right-click!”, still applies in Windows 8. The options available will vary depending on the application you are in.
Zooming Fully Out On the Start screen, you can zoom out so far that your tiles become little icons; in this mode, you can group them or move them en masse. Touch screen: Pinch two fingers on the screen. Mouse: While pressing the Ctrl key, turn your scroll wheel. Or point to the bottom right, and then click the Summary View icon that appears. (To zoom out again, click any blank area.) Keyboard: Press Ctrl+the minus key.
Win + X Shortcut Use Win+X—This shortcut is the catch- all key combination where you'll find everything important that doesn't fit on the new Start screen. Use Win+X to launch a command prompt or an administrative command prompt. Other menu options include Programs and Features, Power Options, Device Manager, Disk Manager, Computer Management, Control Panel and File Explorer. Everything launched from the Win+X key combination runs on the desktop.
Search For Files or Settings The new Tile World Search command requires that you specify what you’re looking for: an app, a file and so on. But there are shortcuts for file searches and settings searches. Touch screen: Swipe in from the right border; tap Search; tap Files or Settings. Mouse: Point to the top right corner of the screen; tap Search; tap Files or Settings. Keyboard: Press the Windows key+F for files, Windows key+Q for settings
External Monitor /Projector Options Do you want your main screen mirrored on the external screen, or extended onto it? You can open a handy panel that lists your options. Touch screen: Swipe in from the right border; tap Devices; tap Second Screen. Mouse: Point to the top right corner of the screen; tap Devices; tap Second Screen. Keyboard: Press Windows key+P.
New Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts Windows 8 opened up a world of new keyboard shortcuts to better navigate and utilize the new operating system’s interface and features Hold down the Windows Key to the left of the spacebar before punching the appropriate letter or key. Press thisTo do this Windows logo key +start typingSearch your PC Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-) Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen Ctrl+scroll wheel Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen Windows logo key +COpen the charms Windows logo key +F Open the Search charm to search files
New Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts Press thisTo do this Windows logo key +IOpen the Settings charm Windows logo key +J Switch the main app and snapped app Windows logo key +KOpen the Devices charm Windows logo key +O Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape) Windows logo key +Q Open the Search charm to search apps
New Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts Press thisTo do this Windows logo key +W Open the Search charm to search settings Windows logo key +Z Show the commands available in the app Windows logo key +spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout Windows logo key +Ctrl+spacebar Change to a previously selected input
New Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts Press thisTo do this Windows logo key +Ctrl+Tab Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled Windows logo key +Shift+Tab Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order Windows logo key +PgUp Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors) Windows logo key +PgDown Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors) Windows logo key +Shift+period (.) Snaps an app to the left
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