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Windows 8 Simplified by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 2

Launching and Working with Apps

To do something useful with your computer, you need to work with an app (short for application), either one that comes with Windows 8 or one that you install yourself. In this chapter, you learn how to install, launch, and work with apps.

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Install an App

Install Windows Live Essentials Programs

Start an App

Understanding Windows 8 App Windows

Understanding Desktop App Windows

Using a Ribbon

Using a Pull-Down Menu

Using a Toolbar

Understanding Dialog Box Controls

Using Dialog Boxes

Using Scrollbars

Switch between Running Apps

Uninstall an App

Install an App

If Windows 8 does not come with an app that ...

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