Hi, I'm Dave Johnson, editor of eHow's Tech channel, and let's see how to get to the start screen in Windows 8. Now the start screen is the replacement for the start menu that you know and love from Windows XP, Windows X, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and so on, but getting to it is not quite as straight forward because there's no start button on the lower left corner of the desktop anymore. Now initially when you first turn your computer on you're on the start screen so getting there is easy because it's the first thing that you see, but after you run an app like for example let's say you're in the weather app in Windows 8, now there's not start button. So how do I get back? All you have to do is take the mouse go to the upper right corner and move it down, you get the charms bar and there is a charm there marked start, click on it and you're back where you want to be, there's also a one click way to do it, which is let's say I go to maps this time, if I go to the lower left corner I see a little start button appear when I'm in the corner, if I click it it takes me to the start button or the start screen. And the really cool thing is this is a toggle, every time I click it I switch between the start screen and the last app I was using. So you can use ether of those methods and if you're using touch you can just swipe in from the right side and tap start and that's also a toggle between the last app you were using and the start screen. Lat but not least I, I have to point out that a little trick a lot of people don't, they probably know, but they don't remember often is you can get to the start screen just by pressing the start button on the keyboard. Most keyboards have a little Windows flag, just press that, that takes you directly there as well.
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