Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing and personalizing the desktop, part of Learning Windows 8.
It's easy to think of the Start Screen as being the entirety of Windows 8. …After all you're going to spend a fair amount of time working with the Start …screen, and when you launch Metro applications, they sort of feel like …they're running within the Start Screen itself. …But of course we still have the traditional Windows desktop environment …available to us. And in many cases you'll want to make use …of that desktop environment. For example, to run applications that …require that environment or to take care of certain tasks related to managing your …computer, for example. Let's take a look at how we can access …and personalize the desktop. If you don't have any applications …running, you can actually just press the Windows key on the keyboard to access the desktop.…
But there's also a tile associated with the desktop. …So you can simply tap or click on that tile to take yourself to the desktop environment. …Let's take a look at some of the options for personalizing the desktop interface. …
- 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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