Windows 8 Start Screen

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If you watch the Windows Build Keynote and session videos or installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview, you might have noticed that Windows Start Menu is no longer available. It is replaced with the Start Page/Screen.  Even though we are used to start menu, start screen is quite easy to use and optimised in many ways, once you get used to it. This is basic Windows 8 tutorial that will show you the shortcuts, tips and instructions to get the most out of start screen.
1. How to add a new App/Settings/File  shortcut to start screen
  • If you are in the Windows Desktop, Switch to Start Screen. You can simply do this by click or touch the Start Button or by pressing the Windows Button on Keyboard.
  • Move the mouse to the bottom left hand corner or press Windows Key + C and click theSearch to open Search App.
    Or
    Simply Click Windows Key + A 
  • Search and Find the App, Setting or File
  • Right click on the App, Setting or File
2. Switch Between Desktop and Metro style Start Page
  • (Keyboard) Windows Key
  • (Mouse) Click on the Start Button on Desktop to switch to start page
  • Click on Desktop icon on the start page to switch to Desktop
  • (Touch)   Touch on the Start Button on Desktop to switch to start page
  • Touch  on Desktop icon on the start page to switch to Desktop
3.  Larger Start Page Icons
  •  (Mouse) Right click on a small icon (not applicable for system icons) and click Larger.
4. Start Page – Smaller Icons
  • (Mouse) Right click on a lager icon (not applicable for system icons) and click Smaller.
5. Start Page - Uninstall (Remove) Program from PC 
  • (Mouse) Right click on the program icon and click uninstall. Then click Uninstall button.
  • (Touch) Hold on the icon for couple of seconds to get the options and press uninstall. Then press Uninstall button.
6. Display the Clock and Links to Settings Devices Share Search options.
Windows Key + C
7. Why Application will not open from Start Screen
          – Minimum Screen resolution required for Windows 8 Apps are 1204×768. Please check the screen resolution and increase it to 1204 x 764 or higher.