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Charms Bar - Open in Windows 8


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Charms Bar - Open in Windows 8
The Windows 8 Charms bar has been simplified to only having the Settings, Devices, Start, Share, and Search charms in it. This will show you how to open the new "Metro" styled Charms Bar in Windows 8.
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How to Open the Charms Bar in Windows 8
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The Windows 8 Charms bar has been simplified to only having the Settings, Devices, Start, Share, and Search charms in it. This will show you how to open the new "Metro" styled Charms Bar in Windows 8.
How to Open the Charms Bar in Windows 8

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The Windows 8 Charms bar has been simplified to only having the Settings, Devices, Start, Share, and Search charms in it. The charms bar is context sensitive to the application that is running when opened.

This tutorial will show you how to open the new "Metro" styled Charms Bar in Windows 8.

For more information about Charms, see: Use the charms

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Charm Shortcut Keys and Descriptions


Search
(Windows+Q) – Search for anything. You can search just the app you're in (like finding a specific message in Mail), search another app (look up something on the Internet), or you can search your entire PC (for an app, setting, or file).

Share (Windows+H) – Share files and info with people you know or send info to another app, without leaving the app you're in. You can email photos to your mom, update your Facebook status, or send a link to your note–taking app.

Start (Windows) – Get to your Start screen. Or if you're already on Start, you can use this charm to go back to the last app you were in.

Devices (Windows+K) – Use all of the devices that are connected to your PC, both wired and wireless. You can print from an app, sync with your phone, or stream your latest home movie to your TV.

Settings (Windows+I) – Change settings for apps and your PC. You'll find settings, help, and info for the app you're in, plus common PC settings—network connection, volume, brightness, notifications, power, and keyboard. These PC settings are the same no matter where you are in Windows, but the app settings are different in every app. You can also change settings for your PC when you select Change PC settings. It's where you change your lock screen picture, manage notifications, and more.


EXAMPLE: Windows 8 Charms Bar

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Here's How:

1. Do step 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 below for how you would like to open the Charms bar.

OR

2. Press the Windows :winkey: + C keys.
NOTE: The Charms bar will stay open with this option until you either click on a charm, press Windows+C again, or click on a empty area in the main screen. You can also use the up & down arrow keys and Enter to select a charm.

OR

3. Move the pointer to the bottom right corner of any connected display screen, then move the pointer up to be able to select a charm.

OR

4.
Move the pointer to the top right corner of any connected display screen, then move the pointer down to be able to select a charm.

OR

5. For touchscreens, swipe inward from the right edge of the screen.

OR

6. If you have a touchpad with edge swipes enabled, then swipe inward from the right edge of the touchpad.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Updated for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. :)
 

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    Motherboard
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good tutorial shawn,
alternately, if you choose you can move your pointer to the top right corner of the screen and move down to select a charm.:D
 

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Thank you Julian. Added. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    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