Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using Charms
Figure 3-4: Choose apps from the Start screen group view.
Docked in bars that appear on all sides of the screen, the most commonly
used charms are the system charms, as shown in Figure 3-5. The system charms
are universal to any application you have open and even exist on the classic
desktop. If you have a touch device, just slide your inger inward from the right
side of the screen. Desktop and laptop users must put the mouse cursor in the
top-right corner of their screen and then move down as the charms show up.
Alternatively, you can hit Windows Key+C to bring up the system charms.
The system charms bar enables you to open the Start screen, search everything
or just the app you currently have open, and open the Settings panel, where
you can shut down your PC. Why Microsoft buried the ability to turn off and
reboot your computer in the settings charm is beyond me, but at least now you
know how to turn your PC off properly.
Within Windows Store apps or on the Start screen are additional charms in
application bars on the top and bottom of the screen. Drag your inger from
the top of the screen down or from the bottom of the screen up, or if you have
a mouse just right-click. These are the new application-specific context menus
that are docked to edges of the screen. They enable you to perform tasks, such
as opening a new tab in Internet Explorer, or access tile settings for a selected
tile on the Start screen as shown in Figure 3-6.
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