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

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Switching from One Program to Another

Windows 8 is totally okay with you opening up two or more programs at the same time (Windows geeks call this multitasking). If you do that, however, then you need to know how to switch from one running program to another.

DEFINITION
Multitasking means running multiple programs simultaneously.

How you do that depends on whether you’re running a Windows 8 app or desktop program, as the next couple of sections show.

LOOK OUT!
Although it’s true that Windows 8 is happy to deal with multiple running programs—think ...

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