Win8 mouse tips(redirected from Windows 8 tips)
Win8 mouse tipsThese are the essentials for commanding a Windows 8 PC using the mouse. If you are not familiar with Windows 8 basics, see Win8 abc's, Win8 Start screen and Win8 Apps screen. See also Win8 touch tips.
1 - Access Start Screen
Point to lower left corner of the screen and click, or access the Charm bar (#2 below).
2 - Access Charm Bar
Point to the upper right corner of the screen and slide down or the lower right corner and slide up.
3 - Access Apps Screen
In the Start screen, right click any empty area, and select All Apps from the menu that appears.
4 - Pin App to Start Screen
In the Apps screen, right click the icon, and click Pin to Start from the menu that appears.
5 - Uninstall an App
In the Apps screen, right click the icon, and click Uninstall from the menu that appears.
6 - Switch Between Entire Apps
Click upper left corner of screen.
7 - Switch Between Apps Using Menu
Point to upper left edge of the screen and move mouse down the edge.
8 - Place an App in the Sidebar
Display menu (#7 above), drag the app to the right, and hold onto it as it enlarges. While not letting go, drag it to the left or right side of the screen, which opens a sidebar to drop into.
From full-screen app:
Point to the top edge and drag left or right.
9 - Search for Apps, Files and Settings
Use the Charm bar (#2 above).
10 - Close an App
Point to top edge of screen and drag the mouse all the way down to the bottom.
11 - Turn Off Computer
Use the Charm bar (#2 above) and click Settings and Power.