Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing all applications, part of Learning Windows 8.
I generally think of the Start Screen as command central for Windows 8. …It's where I get a fair amount of information, of course, using Live Tiles …for example, and where I launch most of my Applications. …And in many cases, it almost seems like I never leave the Start screen, because the …applications go full screen, and then, I can switch back to the Start screen. …So, it really feels like a cohesive environment, but not every application on …your computer is actually found on the Start screen. …Even Metro applications that run full screen and essentially feel like part of …the Start screen aren't necessarily here. In fact, you can unpin an application so …that it no longer shows up on the Start screen, simply by right-clicking on that …application and then choosing Unpin from Start from the Application Options menu.…
But if you want to launch an application that's not found on the Start screen, you …still have an option via the Start screen itself. …If you swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click anywhere in the …
- Changing your environment and customizing live tiles
- Using gestures
- Creating and using a picture password
- Using Windows applications
- Working with media
- Accessing and personalizing the desktop
- Working with the File Explorer
- Changing Windows settings
- Backing up your files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started with Windows 8
2. Using Windows Applications
3. Working with Media
4. Working with the Desktop
5. Managing Your Computer System
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