Windows 8 Charms and Tiles
The new charms feature provides easy access to some of your most frequently used items. The Windows 8 Charms Bar is a menu that can be accessed at any time, in any app. Tiles are the new icons that allow you to access Windows 8 Apps. Tiles can be created or grouped as you like.
- Proširi sveSažmi sveCharmsCharms
- The new charms feature provides easy access to some of your most frequently used items.
- Proširi sveSažmi sveThe Charms BarThe Charms Bar
Use one of the following methods to open the charms bar:
press the Windows ()+ C key
Swipe from the right side of the screen (touchscreen)
Using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen
Two boxes display on the screen. The one in the lower left shows the date and time, network strength, and power or battery information. The charms menu opens on the right edge of the screen.
Figure 1: Charms Bar
The charms provide access to the following:
Search charm - Search for apps, settings, or files.
Share charm - share photos, music, movies, or links with other apps or people. For example, when viewing a webpage, use the share charm to send it. It is not necessary to open email, and copy and paste the link. Send a favorite recipe directly from the Recipe app, or photos from the Photo app.
Start charm - use the Start charm to return to the Start screen. If you are already on the Start screen, the Start charm returns to the previous page.
Devices charm - use the Devices charm to print, play media on TVs and audio systems, use more than one monitor, and send content to nearby computers and other devices such as phones.
Settings charm - use the Settings charm to personalize your computer. For example, change the volume or brightness, choose your keyboard type, access the PC settings, and turn off the computer are just a few of the selections.
- Proširi sveSažmi sveShutting down Windows using the Charms BarShutting down Windows using the Charms Bar
To shut down Windows using the charms bar, use the following steps:
Press the Windows () + C key, or move the mouse to the upper-right edge of the screen. The charms menu opens to the right of the screen.
Click or tap Settings.
Click or tap Power.
Select Shut down.
NOTE: To restart, click or tap Restart. To put the computer in sleep mode, click or tap Sleep.
- Proširi sveSažmi sveTilesTiles
Tiles are the new way to access apps (software programs) in Windows 8. You can use them by clicking or tapping on them in the Start Screen. Tiles are larger than traditional icons, animated, and can be automatically updated.
Working with Windows 8 Tiles
Use the following information to pin, unpin, add tiles, and more.
Pin an app - To pin an app to the Windows 8 Start page, right-click anywhere on the background of the Start screen to display the All apps icon in the lower-right corner.
Click All apps to see your installed apps. Find the app you want to pin to Start, and then right-click or touch and hold it. At the bottom of the screen, click or tap Pin to Start.
Unpin an app - To unpin an app on the Windows 8 Start screen, right-click or touch and hold the app, and then click or tap Unpin from Start. The tile disappears; however, the app is still installed on the computer.
Toggle or switch apps - Press the Windows () key and the Tab key to switch back to the most recently used Windows 8 style app. Hold down the Windows key and press the Tab key to move between the Windows 8 apps running in the background. Release both keys to launch the app.
Add a Tile - To add a new tile to the Start Screen, click or tap the Desktop tile to go to the classic desktop. Right-click or touch and hold the program shortcut you want to add as a tile to the Start screen and select Pin to Start.
Add a Folder - To add a new tile to the Start screen, click or tap the Desktop tile to go to the classic desktop. Click or tap the File Explorer icon in the Task Bar to open File Explorer.
Figure 1: File Explorer
Right-click or touch and hold the folder (such as My Computer) that you wish to add to the Start screen and select Pin to Start.
Figure 2: Pin to Start
The folder appears as a Tile on the Start screen.
Figure 3: New Tile
- Proširi sveSažmi sveFinding and opening files, settings, and appsFinding and opening files, settings, and apps
You can search for anything from the Start screen by typing on the keyboard. For example, to search for an HP app, type HP on the keyboard. A list of all HP apps displays.
You can also search using the Search charm:
Press the Windows () + C key.
Figure 1: Search charm
Select Files, Settings, or Apps, depending on what you want to search for.
Figure 2: Searching for an app
Type the name of the app you want to open into the Search box, and then click your item in the search results to open it.
- Proširi sveSažmi sveWhere is the Control Panel, Device Manager? Where is the Control Panel, Device Manager?
Many users use the control panel to perform administrative task such as creating users and uninstalling a program. You can access the control panel using any of the following three methods.
Use the Charms Bar in Desktop Mode:
While on the desktop, bring out the charms bar.
Click or tap Settings.
Select Control Panel.
Use the Desktop contextual menu:
Move your mouse cursor or swipe to the exact lower left corner until the menu appears.
Click or tap Control Panel.
You can also use the contextual menu to open other commonly used tools and utilities such as Device Manager, Task Manager, Disk Manager, Search and Run.
NOTE: You have to position the cursor or touch to the exact spot. Otherwise, you may get a different shortcut menu.
Use the Desktop link on the TaskBar:
If your Desktop is displayed on the Task bar, you can click or tap the desktop link and open the Control Panel.
NOTE: You can add the Desktop link to the TaskBar by right-clicking or touch-and-holding the lower left corner area and click or tap on the TaskBar.
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