Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Basics of Metro applications, part of Learning Windows 8.
The vast majority of tasks you perform within Windows 8 or any other operating …system, will revolve around applications. In Windows 8, there's a special type of …application, often referred to as a Metro application, which effectively operates …within the context of the start screen. In other words, when you launch one of …these applications, it will take over the full display of the start screen rather …than running in desktop mode. So, let's take a look at some of the ways …we can work with these applications. I'll go ahead and launch an application. …I'll start off with the sports application.…
I'll just click on the tile for sports, and then you'll see that I have a big …headline here. This is of course, a sports news application. …I can pan across simply by swiping on a touch screen or by using the arrow keys …on the keyboard. I can also access a scroll bar down at …the bottom with the mouse and then simply click and drag across on that scroll bar. …And here you can see I can get sports score updates and headlines and other information. …
- 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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