Windows 8 help - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

Windows 8 help

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 04:19 PM - Thread Starter
Storage Nut
 
Sean Webster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 21,076
Rep: 1660 (Unique: 967)
How do I exit out of something? I clicked the video tile on the dashboard and I can not for the life of me exit! What is this madness?

EDIT: Is the only way to press the Windows key on the keyboard? 0.o

I AM THE SSD BENCHMARK GURU
Storage Essentials | My Build Logs | My Server Build Log | flickr | Steam | Depression and I
Some say he once took a backup of the entire NSA database. Others say he lays SSDs like chickens lay eggs. All we know is, it's Sean Webster!
Le Main Rig
(15 items)
Terrorbyte V2
(16 items)
Test Bench
(8 items)
CPU
i7-6700K
Motherboard
ASRock Z170 OC Formula
GPU
Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC
RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws V
Hard Drive
480GB ADATA SX8200
Hard Drive
1TB Samsung 960 EVO
Hard Drive
2TB HP EX950
Power Supply
Corsair RM650
Cooling
Noctua NH-U12S
Case
Fractal Design R5
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Monitor
BenQ GW2765HT
Monitor
BenQ GW2765HT
Keyboard
Patriot Viper V760
Mouse
Patriot Viper V560
CPU
Intel i7 4790K
Motherboard
ASUS Maximux IV Extreme
RAM
Corsair Vengeance Pro
Hard Drive
128GB Samsung 830
Hard Drive
480GB SanDisk Extreme II
Hard Drive
2TB WD Red
Hard Drive
2TB Samung Spinpoint F4
Hard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000
Hard Drive
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
Hard Drive
3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
Power Supply
Corsair 650TX
Case
Norco RPC 4224
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Other
LSI 9261-8i
Other
Intel RES2CV240
CPU
i5-4670k
Motherboard
Asrock Z97 Extreme6
RAM
32GB Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz
Hard Drive
128GB Samsung 850 Pro
Power Supply
850W Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10
Cooling
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate
Case
Thermaltake Urban T81
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro
▲ hide details ▲


Sean Webster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 04:20 PM
Linux Lobbyist
 
jameschisholm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,895
Rep: 98 (Unique: 83)
Go to the top, and a hand cursor will appear, drag the window down to the bottom of the screen, then release.

Alternatively, go to the top left corner, then move your mouse down to reveal current open applications, which you can right click and close.

EDIT: The windows key will only bring you back to the Metro Home screen, the applications running can be switched between by either clicking the top left corner (if multiple apps are open), or by viewing them with the above left corner mouse movement.

I'd rather build something to be proud of. Build a system that is my own. Acquire upgrades and peripherals in my own time. Enjoy my creation as it evolves.STEAM ID: KPAkillerOrigin ID: KPAkiller[URL="http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2039900"]


jameschisholm is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 04:28 PM - Thread Starter
Storage Nut
 
Sean Webster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 21,076
Rep: 1660 (Unique: 967)
Thanks.

This new windows may be coded better but man, GUI sucks. lol

Got any tips for using this thing? lol

Where is control center?!?

I AM THE SSD BENCHMARK GURU
Storage Essentials | My Build Logs | My Server Build Log | flickr | Steam | Depression and I
Some say he once took a backup of the entire NSA database. Others say he lays SSDs like chickens lay eggs. All we know is, it's Sean Webster!
Le Main Rig
(15 items)
Terrorbyte V2
(16 items)
Test Bench
(8 items)
CPU
i7-6700K
Motherboard
ASRock Z170 OC Formula
GPU
Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC
RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws V
Hard Drive
480GB ADATA SX8200
Hard Drive
1TB Samsung 960 EVO
Hard Drive
2TB HP EX950
Power Supply
Corsair RM650
Cooling
Noctua NH-U12S
Case
Fractal Design R5
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Monitor
BenQ GW2765HT
Monitor
BenQ GW2765HT
Keyboard
Patriot Viper V760
Mouse
Patriot Viper V560
CPU
Intel i7 4790K
Motherboard
ASUS Maximux IV Extreme
RAM
Corsair Vengeance Pro
Hard Drive
128GB Samsung 830
Hard Drive
480GB SanDisk Extreme II
Hard Drive
2TB WD Red
Hard Drive
2TB Samung Spinpoint F4
Hard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000
Hard Drive
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
Hard Drive
3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
Power Supply
Corsair 650TX
Case
Norco RPC 4224
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Other
LSI 9261-8i
Other
Intel RES2CV240
CPU
i5-4670k
Motherboard
Asrock Z97 Extreme6
RAM
32GB Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz
Hard Drive
128GB Samsung 850 Pro
Power Supply
850W Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10
Cooling
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate
Case
Thermaltake Urban T81
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro
▲ hide details ▲


Sean Webster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Linux Lobbyist
 
jameschisholm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,895
Rep: 98 (Unique: 83)
A good tip which I've found rather useful is, move your mouse to the bottom left, here you will either see the short-cut to desktop, or if your on the desktop a short-cut to the Metro Start menu, BUT if you right click the bottom left corner, it will reveal some handy options. (Control Panel etc..)

When you have a particular application open, go to the right and the charm menu will appear, click the settings icon, here you will find options for that particular application. Furthermore you will also see some power options at the bottom of the charm menu, one of which actually lets you shut the PC down or restart (it was hard to find at first)

Try this also: Be on the Metro Start Menu Home thingy, and just literally start typing, the OS will find everything on your PC relating to your search and order it by category, also after you have done a search you can click an application down the right side and the application will open with the keywords in place for example you can type "google" then choose the application like "IE" and it will return a search for the keyword "google".

Using IE10, to switch between tabs you must right click on an empty space in the IE10 window.
To open the frequently used website page, you must start typing/click into the address bar.

The charm menu also includes a search function and a share function as I remember.

To have a side by side window, go to the top, drag a window to the side, a vertical bar will appear when it does, release the window. Then go to the top left move your mouse down, and click another application, it should open next to the one you moved to the side. With the vertical bar you can make either windows bigger or smaller. But if you move it too fast, one app will cover the whole screen again.

If you go to the bottom right when on the Metro Home screen, and click the magnifier glass tiny icon, you can zoom out and re-arrange your Home screen, right clicking a block of apps you may have will allow you to re-name them. To go back just click on the screen. You can re-arrange tiles and delete them if you wish (just right-click).


There is probably more, but that's just off the top of my head. Seems complicated for something that's supposed to be simple. Tablet OS it smells of, gestures and all. But I do find it fun to use, just a little claustrophobic at times.

I'd rather build something to be proud of. Build a system that is my own. Acquire upgrades and peripherals in my own time. Enjoy my creation as it evolves.STEAM ID: KPAkillerOrigin ID: KPAkiller[URL="http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2039900"]


jameschisholm is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off