4. Working with the Desktop

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In this chapter, you learn how to find your way around the Windows 8 desktop PC by performing tasks such as

Moving between the desktop and the Start screen

Getting ready to work with programs

Tailoring the taskbar

Working with Windows on the Windows desktop

One of the big stories in Windows 8.1 is that now users who aren’t fond of the Start screen can bypass it altogether and boot directly to the Windows 8.1 Desktop, which might just remind you of Windows 7. You don’t lose anything in terms of flexibility, however, and you still have access to the Windows 8.1 Start screen, thanks to the new Start button Microsoft ...

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