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

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Now What? Getting a Program to Do Something Useful

Okay, so I know how to get a program running. What’s next?

Ah, now you get to go on a little personal power trip, because this section shows you how to boss around your programs. Specifically, you learn how to work with the app bars that come with Windows 8 apps, and the pull-down menus, toolbars, ribbons, and dialog boxes that come with desktop apps.

Making Windows 8 Apps Move

The Windows 8 apps that populate the Windows Start screen are designed to be simple and straightforward. If you’re looking for bells and maybe even the odd whistle or two, you won’t find them here. That simplicity is a welcome change in a world of maddeningly complex software, but sometimes Windows 8 apps can appear to ...

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