Windows 8 Interface Tips

I presented “Windows 8 Interface Tips” at the Estes Park Computers User Group (EPICUG) January 24, 2013 at the Estes Valley Public Library.  While the PowerPoint is short in words, it is long in concepts in how to navigate Windows 8 Interface and is linked to the image below.

Screenshot of 1st PowerPoint Slide

Windows 8 requires the new user to understand that the Start Button is now the Start screen. Tricks like right-clicking on the Start icon (lower left of screen) reveals a context sensitive shortcut menu of useful things like the Command Prompt, Run, Control Panel, and other often used items that you may have previously navigated to using the Start menu.

We discussed Charms, the new menu that flies in from the right side of the screen and has the important Search function. To see the Charms menu you need to mouse to the upper right or lower right corner of the screen. One shortcut keystroke worthy of learning is the Windows-C command which calls the Charms menu.

Also included is a slide that is timely and will be timely for a few days from the post. You may upgrade your Windows to Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99 till January 31, 2013.


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