Basic Desktop Window Mechanics
In This Chapter
Understanding a window’s parts
Manipulating buttons, bars, and boxes
Finding commands on the Ribbon
Understanding the Navigation and Preview Panes
Paging through a document in a window
Filling out forms
Moving windows and changing their size
The simplistic Windows 8 Start screen comes with bold, oversized buttons, large letters, and bright colors that shout from the screen. The Windows desktop, by contrast, comes with miniscule, monochrome buttons, tiny lettering, and windows with pencil-thin borders.
And in another contrast, every Start screen app fills the entire screen for easy viewing. On the crowded desktop, through, dozens of windows can overlap.
To help you maneuver through this messy maze of desktop windows, this chapter ...