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can I make a shortcut to the metro screen in win 8?

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Hi- I'm setting up a touch-screen win 8 pc for my friend. It starts out on the metro screen, then it's easy to touch the screen to get to the desktop, but once on the desktop, I don't know how to get back to the metro ui without hitting the windows button on the keyboard. I want to be able to create a clickable shortcut to get back to metro, basically an onscreen windows key. Any help will be appreciated.
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Hi smile.gif

I think you just touch, top right of screen?
Or was it, swipe across the screen headscratch.gif
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post #3 of 7

bottom left where the start button use to be, at least thats how you do it if you have a mouse lol.

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Swipe from right for charms menu and click start.

Or bottom left click.
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No-go on the swipe or the upper right corner with touch-screen, at least how the touch is set up now. when I drag my finger across the screen, it does a selection rectangle thing.

+rep for helping though thumb.gif
edit: cant rep forum moderators wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Makyl View Post

Swipe from right for charms menu and click start.
Or bottom left click.
Ahh that works. thanks and +rep to everyone
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Hi- I'm setting up a touch-screen win 8 pc for my friend. It starts out on the metro screen, then it's easy to touch the screen to get to the desktop, but once on the desktop, I don't know how to get back to the metro ui without hitting the windows button on the keyboard. I want to be able to create a clickable shortcut to get back to metro, basically an onscreen windows key. Any help will be appreciated.

I know with a mouse if you scroll all the way to the right you get that menu that you can just hit start on, try touching the upper right hand corner of the screen to see if it pops out.
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