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Lost track of Start page and Charm Bar?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Lost track of Start page and Charm Bar?

    I just got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and I've lost track of the Start page (I guess they call it Metro), the one with Start up on the left and all the tiles, including the one for Desktop...gone.

    Also I don't get the Charm Bar with a swipe, or any other movement for that matter. It opens up to a page with 4 tiles: Weather, Media Hub, Music Hub and Game Hub. I can tap to a page with Apps, a bunch of apps, but no Start Page or Charm Bar.

    I don't know about this technology thing...

    Thanks, oseph4

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,853
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello oseph, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorials below may be able to help. Please let us know if you have any further questions about this after going through them. Be sure to see the related links at the bottom of each tutorial as well.

    Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8


    Charms Bar - Open in Windows 8


    "Start" Screen - Open in Windows 8
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Lost track of Start page and Charm Bar?

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