What do they do? Charms provide a single place to control your Windows 8 experience. Search across apps, settings, and files on your device. Share helps send files and photos from any app. Start takes you to your Start screen with one tap or click. Devices helps connect to your peripherals. Settings helps control and personalize your PC or tablet. Introducing, charms Charms are five simple system commands that help you navigate Windows 8, working in a consistent way. The charms are: Search, Share, Start, Devices, Settings.
Charms are always available. To access the charms with touch, swipe in from the right edge. If using a mouse and keyboard, hover the mouse pointer in the upper or lower right corners to reveal the charms. How do I reveal charms?
Introducing, Search Click on any charm. The Search charm provides a system-wide search functionality. Just start typing to search across all of your apps, settings, and files from one place, saving you time. No more wasted time opening multiple search windows. Search pulls content from deep within apps. Click next to see deep search in action! We search for Madrid, Spain and results appear in the Travel app. We also find top websites relevant to Madrid from the Internet Explorer 10 app, plus maps of Madrid from the Maps app – all pulled from a single search.
Watch how Search helps you find what you are looking for faster
Introducing, Share Click on any charm. Share content between apps without leaving the app you're in. Send a photo to a friend without losing your place or share a news article with a coworker as you read it. The value of this is that you don’t have to leave the app you’re in to share something with another person.
Introducing, Start Click on any charm. Return to the Start screen from anywhere on your device. If you're on the Start screen when you tap or click the Start charm, you'll go back to the previous screen. The value of this is that you are always one tap or click away from your personalized Start screen.
Introducing, Devices Click on any charm. The Devices charm helps you easily connect to external monitors, printers, cameras, HDMI TVs, and more. You also go here to print, unless working in the desktop.
Introducing, Settings Click on any charm. Control your PC or tablet's settings, including user accounts, notifications, language, audio and visual setup, Wi-Fi networks, and more. Control the settings of an individual app as well.
Key Selling Takeaways! Charms are system-wide functions that are always available and work the same across all your apps. The five Windows 8 charms are: Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings. 1 2