Chapter 4

Basic Desktop Window Mechanics

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding a window’s parts

arrow Manipulating buttons, bars, and boxes

arrow Finding commands on the Ribbon

arrow Understanding the Navigation and Preview Panes

arrow Paging through a document in a window

arrow Filling out forms

arrow Moving windows and changing their size

The simplistic Windows 8 Start screen comes with bold, oversized buttons, large letters, and bright colors that shout from the screen. The Windows desktop, by contrast, comes with miniscule, monochrome buttons, tiny lettering, and windows with pencil-thin borders.

And in another contrast, every Start screen app fills the entire screen for easy viewing. On the crowded desktop, through, dozens of windows can overlap.

To help you maneuver through this messy maze of desktop windows, this chapter ...

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