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Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8


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Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to open the Apps screen view in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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How to Open Apps Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to open the Apps screen view in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
How to Open Apps Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1


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The Apps screen in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is the new version of the Start Menu -> All Programs that was in Windows 7 and Vista. The Apps screen displays all of your installed Store apps and desktop programs.

This tutorial will show you how to open the Apps screen view in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: "Apps" in Windows 8 and 8.1

Windows_8_Apps_screen.jpg

Windows_8.1_Apps_screen.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Open "Apps" view on Start Screen in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to open the Apps screen.

2. While on your Start screen, swipe up on a touch screen, and go to step 5 below.

3. While on your Start screen, press the CTRL + TAB keys, and go to step 5 below.

4. While on your Start screen, click/tap on the down arrow button at the bottom left corner, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​

Windows_8.1_Start_screen.jpg

5. You will now see Apps view on the Start screen to perform whatever actions you like. (see screenshot below)​

Windows_8.1_Apps_screen-2.jpg





OPTION TWO
To Open "Apps" Screen in Windows 8 and Windows RT

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to open the Apps screen.

2. To Open Apps Screen from Start Screen

A) Do step 2B, 2C, or 2D below for what you would like to do.

B) While on your Start screen, press the :winkey: + Z keys, and go to step 2E below.

C) Right click on an empty area of the Start screen, and go to step 2E below.

D) On a touch screen, swipe up from the bottom of the Start screen, and go to step 2E below.

E) Click/tap on the All apps icon, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

Apps-1.jpg

3. To Open Apps Screen from Search Charm

A) Do step 3B or 3C below for what you would like to do.

B) Press the :winkey: + Q keys, and go to step 3D below.

C) Open the Charms bar, click/tap on Search, and go to step 3D below. (see screenshot below)

Apps-2.jpg

D) Click/tap on Apps, and click/tap on an empty area in the Apps screen, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

Apps-3.jpg

4. You are now on the Apps screen to perform whatever actions you like. (see screenshot below)

Windows_8_Apps_screen-2.jpg





That's it,
Shawn


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If you use Windows key + Q it gets you to the Apps page straight away.

From the Apps page you can hit the Windows key twice to get back to desktop.

:)
 

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Thank you Rob. Added. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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