The Mysterious New Start Screen
In This Chapter
Starting Windows 8
Signing in to Windows 8
Understanding the Metro Start screen
Switching among apps
Finding shortcuts on the Charms bar
Seeing all your apps and programs
Customizing the Start screen
Turning off your computer
Windows 8 comes with the traditional Windows desktop, but the new Start screen creates all the excitement. The Start screen’s large, colorful tiles offer quick stepping stones for checking e-mail, watching videos, and sampling Internet fare.
On a touchscreen tablet, you could spend all day working within the Start screen’s world of full-screen apps, deftly maneuvering through them with your fingertips.