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Easy Computer Basics, Windows® 8.1 Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 7. Using the Windows Desktop and Traditional Apps

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As you learned in Chapter 6, “Working with New Windows Apps,” Modern-style apps are newer apps designed specifically for Windows 8 and 8.1. But lots of older software programs that you might find useful are still available, such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and even Apple’s iTunes. You need to learn how these traditional software programs work.

You launch traditional software apps from the Start or Apps screens, the same as Modern-style apps. These older apps, however, run on the traditional Windows desktop, within their own windows. Therefore, you can have multiple open ...

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