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My Windows® 8 by Katherine Murray

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3. Beginning with the Start Screen

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In this chapter, you find out everything you need to know to use and personalize your Windows 8 Start screen by performing these tasks:

Exploring the Start screen

Understanding Windows 8 charms

Changing the way tiles look and behave

Moving, grouping, and removing apps

Searching in Windows 8

As you have no doubt realized by now, the Windows 8 Start screen is a whole new animal in operating systems. Instead of the (boring) Windows 7 desktop, you’ve got a lot to feast your eyes on in Windows 8. The desktop moves and the display changes every few seconds as its app tiles update headlines, show social ...

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