This charm provides you access to system-wide as well as application-specific settings. It can be used for both, metro and desktop apps. How to Invoke It Summon the Charms Bar, and select the “Settings” button. OR Simply hit Win + I key combo. The resulting pane on the right edge shows settings for system as well...

This charm is used to send/share data to the peripheral devices connected to your system. A peripheral device may be a secondary monitor of a dual-screen setup, a printer, sound system, a TV connected to the machine, etc. How to Invoke It Summon the Charms Bar, and select the “Devices” button. OR Simply hit Win + K...

This is the simplest and the least “charming” of all. It simply toggles your current screen and the Start Screen. How to Invoke It Summon the Charms Bar, and select the “Start” button. OR Simply hit Win key. It basically acts as the traditional Start Button. The Start Button invokes the Start Menu. Similarly, the...

This charm enables an application to share its content to another application. However, its function is not as simple as it seems. The charm of the Share Charm is in the way it works. It enables the sharing in the most natural and the least intrusive manner. Try to recall how you have always shared contents in...

As evident from the name, this charm lets you search anything on your system. How to Invoke It Summon the Charms Bar, and select the “Search” button. OR Simply hit Win + Q key combo. This gives you two panes: The left pane shows search results. The right pane lets you type in your search, as well as select the...

One of the biggest change (and, perhaps, uncomfortable to many) in Windows 8 is the removal of the Start Button and the Start Menu. Yes, the guys at Microsoft have decided to remove the items that have been their trademark since Windows 95; the elements that every new user in a Windows OS interacts with first; the...