Switching Between Apps
Windows 8 apps do not minimize like traditional program windows. Instead, when you stop working with the app and go on to something else, the app remains suspended in the background ready to pick up where you left off. This makes switching to other apps as easy as a click, swipe, or tap away. You can display a list of open apps on the left side of the screen.
- Swipe from the left side of the screen and back, or hover the mouse pointer in the top-left corner and then move it downward.
- A list of recently used apps appear as thumbnail images.
- Select the app you want to open.
With a touchscreen, swipe from the left to the middle of the screen to restore a previous task or screen.