The main interface of Win 8 looks a bit similar to the interface of a smartphone and you can also control it like a smartphone. Win 8 also has a lock screen interface: a beautiful picture without a specific button which seems a bit impossible to start. So the first gesture that needs to be mastered is to swipe up to unlock the screen. If you use a mouse or trackpad press any key or click the mouse.
Then you enter the \u0026ldquo;Start\u0026rdquo; screen and see a bunch of live tiles. Each tile corresponds to a software or application. Touch any of them and you can open this program. You can also hold it and drag it to any position. If you feel that you are fed up with the new Win 8 interface now and want to return to the desktop you are used to you can achieve this wish by clicking on the Desktop tile. Mouse or trackpad: Click to open the app click and drag the tile. Keyboard: Windows + D immediately return to the desktop.
On the \u0026ldquo;Start\u0026rdquo; screen slide down any tile you can select it and open a menu use this menu to uninstall unfix change size etc. You can select and unpin multiple tiles at the same time. Using a mouse or touchpad: Right click on the tile.
On the \u0026ldquo;Start\u0026rdquo; screen or in an application a single finger drag on the screen can realize the scrolling function and two fingers can be pinched together to zoom out \u0026ldquo;Start\u0026rdquo ; View of all applications on the screen. Swipe with two fingers on the trackpad or use the mouse to scroll through the page. You can also hold down the Ctrl key and use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
When you are in a program (such as IE) swipe down from the top of the screen or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open a menu (different programs the menu will be different). In IE there will be open webpage tabs at the top and “back” “forward” and “refresh” buttons and URL address bar at the bottom. Using a mouse or touchpad: Right-click in an empty space (anywhere that will not activate other functions). Keyboard: Windows + Z.
Drag from the top of the screen to the lot you can close an application mouse or trackpad: click and drag. Keyboard: Alt + F4.
Swipe to the left from the right side of the screen to activate the Charms (Charms) menu. With this application you can quickly search or share send files to devices (such as printers) or access computer settings. Mouse or trackpad: Move the cursor to the upper right or lower right corner and the Charms menu will appear. Keyboard: Windows + C.
Touch the \u0026ldquo;Start\u0026rdquo; button in the Charms menu or press the Windows button on the keyboard you can go back to the \u0026ldquo;Start\u0026rdquo; screen again. Mouse or trackpad: Move the cursor to the lower left corner and click.
If you open several applications swipe to the right from the left edge of the screen and you can \u0026ldquo;pull\u0026rdquo; them out one by one. You can swipe again and they will appear in cycles. Mouse and touchpad: Place the cursor in the upper left corner and click on the small image that appears there. Keyboard Windows + Tab.
Swipe from the left edge to the right and then to the left you can open the application switcher. Mouse or touchpad. Move the cursor to the upper left corner and then drag it along the left edge.
If you have multiple apps open and want to display two of them on the screen at the same time you can do this: drag an app from the left edge drag it to the left or right side of the screen and hold it To form a smaller view. Or you can swipe down from the top of the screen just like when you want to close the app and place it on the left or right of the screen. Using a mouse or touchpad: Click and drag from the upper left corner or in the application switcher right-click an application thumbnail.
Drag the three-dot divider to make the smaller one of the two apps bigger or the larger one smaller; keyboard: Windows + period key.
When you use multiple applications and multiple desktop programs at the same time the situation becomes a bit tricky. Desktop apps will not appear in the app switcher. It is more convenient if you have a keyboard: press Alt + Tab to switch between Win 8 applications and traditional programs.
Convenient keyboard shortcuts
Windows + H = open \u0026ldquo;share\u0026rdquo; charms
Windows + I = open\u0026ldquo;settings\u0026rdquo; charms
Windows + K = open \u0026ldquo;device\u0026rdquo; charm button
Windows + Q = search application
Windows + F = search file< p> Windows + W = Search Windows settings
Windows + X = Enter common management tools (or right-click in the lower left corner)
Windows + E = Run files in the desktop environment Manager
Windows + O = lock screen orientation
Windows + R = open \u0026ldquo;run\u0026rdquo; dialog box
Windows + L = lock computerp>
Windows + Print Screen = Save the screenshot to your picture> Screenshot folder
Windows + 123456789 0 Any key = Run the corresponding program locked to the taskbar
Ctrl + Shift + Esc = Open the task manager
How to find things
Now you know how Navigating in Win 8 then how to find what you want? You can use the 'Search' super button in the Charms menu of Win 8 which is quite powerful. You can search by typing in anything on the 'Start' screen. Then change the search type to get different types of search results.
For example if you want to listen to a certain song you can search for the local file first. If there is no local file you can click 'Music' to search for Xbox Music. If it is not found yet Click IE to search the web. All this without leaving the search bar. In fact you can also search applications here from the location in the map and weather applications to the stocks in the financial applications and the names of new applications in the Windows Store.
Every time you download a new application as long as it supports the search button a new search category may be added. So the number of categories may increase. To make your favorite search categories rank more prominently press and hold (or right-click) them to raise them to a higher position. In addition you can also hide those unwanted categories.
To quickly access your favorite applications and desktop programs pin them on the 'Start' screen by right-clicking with the mouse or pressing and holding them on the touch screen.
If you prefer Google Chrome and Google Search to Microsoft Internet Explorer and Bing Search you can easily install them from getyourgoogleback.com and set them as default.
To set an application or desktop program as the default startup method for a certain type of file you can right-click them in the file manager and then click 'Select default program'.
With the familiar desktop interface and the \u0026ldquo;search\u0026rdquo; super button you can easily find many things. But some things are more difficult. For example how do you turn off the computer? It took us a few minutes to find a way to close it. Here is how to operate some common tasks:
First of all some questions can be answered in the \u0026ldquo;Settings\u0026rdquo; super button. Here you can easily connect to the wireless network and change the volume or screen Brightness adjust the keyboard layout and power off the computer. In addition if you call the \u0026ldquo;Settings\u0026rdquo; charm in an application you can also adjust the specific settings of this application.
Through the \u0026ldquo;settings\u0026rdquo; charm you can also access the \u0026ldquo;control panel\u0026rdquo; this old friend. 'Settings' has a 'Change computer settings' at the bottom of the super button. Using this menu you can change the background of the lock screen and start screen set user accounts and passwords manage desktop notifications and privacy settings add printers etc. Device