The Mysterious New Start Screen
In This Chapter
Signing in to Windows
Understanding the Metro Start screen
Switching among apps
Finding shortcuts on the Charms bar
Seeing all your apps and programs
Customizing the Start screen
Turning off your computer
Windows 8.1 includes the traditional Windows desktop, but the Start screen grabs the most attention. The Start screen’s large, colorful tiles offer quick stepping stones for checking e-mail, watching videos, and sampling Internet fare.
On a touchscreen tablet, you could spend all day working within the Start screen’s world of full-screen apps, deftly maneuvering through them with your fingertips.
On a desktop ...