Return to the Start Screen

Are you a little lost, don't worry getting back to the Start Screen is straight forward.


Charms Bar

Touch Screen: You can do this by swiping in from the right edge, tap Start to return to the Start Screen.

Mouse: Move the cursor to the upper-right-hand corner of your screen, click on Start to return to the Start Screen.

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Switch List

Accessible from the left edge of your screen, the Switch List gives you a thumbnail list of your recent apps.

Touch Screen: Swipe in from the left edge and back in a U shape, at the bottom of the list you will see the Start Screen thumbnail, tap on the tumbnail to return to the Start Screen.

Mouse: Move the cursor to the lower-left corner and the Start screen thumbnail will appear, click on the tumbnail to return to the Start Screen.

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Desktop Mode

Keyboard: If your most recently used "app" was the Start screen, and you're in Desktop mode, the Windows (Win) key on your keyboard will take you back. You can also use Win+C to open up the Charms bar, and then either tap or click on the Start screen charm. There's no dedicated single key that returns you to the Start screen.


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