Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents
In This Chapter
Opening a program, an app, or a document
Changing which program opens which document
Installing, uninstalling, and updating apps
Creating a shortcut
Cutting, copying, and pasting
In Windows, programs and apps are your tools: Load a program or app, and you can add numbers, arrange words, and shoot spaceships.
Documents, by contrast, are the things you create with apps and programs: tax forms, heartfelt apologies, and lists of high scores.
This chapter explains the basics of opening programs and apps from the new, tile-filled Start screen in Windows 8. It explains how to find and download a new app from the Start screen’s Store app. It also shows you where to find an app’s menus because Microsoft mysteriously hid them.
As you flip the chapter’s pages, you figure out how to make your preferred program open your files. You also create desktop shortcuts — buttons that let you load desktop programs without visiting the ...