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Viewing and Using Apps

The default Start screen displays a variety of Windows 8 apps that you can scroll through to view what’s available. However, most apps and programs do not appear on the Start screen. To view other apps installed on your computer, including Windows desktop accessories such as Paint and Notepad or Windows system apps such as File Explorer, switch to the Apps screen. The Apps screen lists your apps alphabetically or by other criteria you select.

  • red-1.jpg Move your mouse to display the Apps (down-arrow) button and click it, or swipe upward from below the program icons (touchscreen).
  • red-2.jpg The Apps screen opens; use the scrollbar at the bottom of the screen, or flick the screen to the right or left (touchscreen) to scroll through your apps.

  • red-3.jpg To locate a particular app, enter the name.
  • red-4.jpg To open an app, click or tap it.
  • red-5.jpg To view more controls for an app, right-click (mouse) or press and hold (touchscreen) the app name to open the Apps bar.
  • red-6.jpg Open to select other sort options.
  • red-7.jpg To return to the Start screen, move the mouse and click the up-arrow button, or flick the screen downward (touchscreen).

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