Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Introduction to the Windows 8 Operating System
• Tap or click the Submit button
(shown in Figure 4 on the previous
page) to sign in to your account
and display the Windows Start
screen (Figure 5).
user signed in
Why does my Start screen look
different from the one in Figure 5?
The Windows Start screen is
customizable, and your school
or employer may have modied the
screen to meet its needs. Also, your
screen resolution, which affects
the size of the elements on the
screen, may differ from the screen
resolution used in this topic. Later
in this chapter, you will learn how
to change screen resolution.
How do I type if my tablet has no keyboard?
You can use your ngers to press keys on a keyboard that appears on the screen, called an on-screen keyboard,
or you can purchase a separate physical keyboard that attaches to or wirelessly communicates with the tablet.
T O S IGN I N TO AN A CCOUNT U SING W INDOWS 7
If you are using Windows 7, perform these steps to sign in to an account
instead of the previous steps that use Windows 8.
1. Click the user icon on the Welcome screen; depending on settings, this
either will display a password text box or will sign in to the account and
display the Windows 7 desktop.
2. If Windows 7 displays a password text box, type your password in the text
box and then click the arrow button to sign in to the account and display
the Windows 7 desktop.
The Windows Start Screen
The Windows Start screen provides a scrollable space for you to access apps that
have been pinned to the Start screen (shown in Figure 5). Pinned apps appear as tiles
on the Start screen. In addition to running apps, you can perform tasks such as pinning
apps (placing tiles) on the Start screen, moving the tiles around the Start screen, and
unpinning apps (removing tiles) from the Start screen.
If you swipe up from the bottom of or right-click an open space on the Start
screen, the App bar will appear. The App bar includes a button that enables you to
display all of your apps. When working with tiles, the App bar also provides options for
manipulating the tiles, such as resizing them.
The new Windows 8 user
interface also is referred
to as the Modern UI (user
How do you pin apps, move tiles, and unpin apps?
• To pin an app, swipe up from the bottom of the Start screen or right-click an open space on the Start screen to display the
App bar, tap or click the All apps button on the App bar to display the Apps list, swipe down on or right-click the app you
want to pin, and then tap or click the ‘Pin to Start’ button on the App bar. One way to return to the Start screen is to swipe
up from the bottom or right-click an open space in the Apps list and then tap or click the All apps button again.
• To move a tile, drag the tile to the desired location.
• To unpin an app, swipe down on or right-click the app to display the App bar and then tap or click the ‘Unpin from Start’
button on the App bar.