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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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TileWorld gestures

TileWorld gestures

TileWorld gestures

To do this

Use this gesture

Open Charms bar

Swipe in from right edge

Switch to last app

Swipe in from left edge

Open App bar

Swipe in from top/bottom edge

Right-click

Hold finger down 1 second

Select

Hold finger down 1 second, or (in some apps) swipe briefly downward

Open Apps list (from Start screen)

Swipe up

Open app switcher

Swipe in from left edge, then out again (not fully back to edge)

Close app

Drag from the top of the screen to the bottom

Open current app into a split screen

Drag from above the screen to middle, then veer to the right or the left

Open most recent app in split screen

Drag from left edge all the way to the right margin of the screen

Scroll

Slide across screen

Zoom in/zoom out (Maps, Photos, and so on)

Spread or pinch two fingers

Select next autocomplete suggestion

Swipe across onscreen space bar

TileWorld keystrokes

To do this

Press this key

Open Start screen

or Ctrl+Esc

Open Charms bar

+C

Open App bar (“right-click”)

+Z

Search (at Start screen)

Just start typing

Search (anywhere)

+Q

Search for files

+F or +S

Search for settings

+W

Open Share panel

+H

Open ...

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