Introducing Your Surface’s Start Screen and Controls
In This Chapter
Unlocking your Surface and signing in
Figuring out the Start screen
Opening, closing, and switching between apps
Finding the Charms bar’s special icons
Organizing the Start screen
Browsing files on your Surface
Navigating the Start screen with a keyboard
If you’ve never experienced Windows 8 or 8.1, you’re in for a surprise when you first turn on your Surface. No longer just a menu, the new Windows Start screen works like an operating system of its own, containing nearly all the tools a Surface owner needs.
Designed for tablets like the Surface, Microsoft built the new Start screen to be finger friendly and information packed. It serves up quick, informational tidbits with the least amount of effort.