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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Launching a Program

If you’re interested in starting a program, then you might think that the Start screen (see Figure 2.1) would be a promising place to begin. If so, give yourself a pat on the back (or have a nearby loved one do it) because that’s exactly right. The next couple of sections give you the Start screen details.

Figure 2.1: The Start screen: your Windows 8 launch pad.

A Look Around the Start Screen

The Start screen is populated with all kinds of squares and rectangles that, you’ll recall from Chapter 1, are called tiles. Each tile represents something that exists on your computer. (I should point out that it’s possible your Start ...

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