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Windows 8 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul Sanna

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3. Learning Windows 8 Basics

In This Chapter

Working at the Start Screen

• Modifying Tiles

• Using Charms

• Using the File Picker

• Accessing the Control Panel

If you take a few minutes and poke around Windows 8, looking at various screens, windows, and apps, you’ll notice that things look fairly consistent. Nothing looks to be out of place or seems like it doesn’t belong. This is not an accident. Microsoft uses a set of designs, conventions, rules, and themes to govern the look and feel of Windows 8. Not only do the folks at Microsoft building Windows follow these guidelines, but the programmers who work for other software companies also are expected to follow these rules. This way, if you learn one Windows 8 program, including Windows, ...

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