Chapter 4

Introducing Your Surface’s Start Screen and Controls

In This Chapter

arrow Unlocking your Surface and signing in

arrow Figuring out the Start screen

arrow Opening, closing, and switching between apps

arrow Finding the Charms bar’s special icons

arrow Organizing the Start screen

arrow Browsing files on your Surface

arrow 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.

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