How To Video: How to get back to the Windows 8 Start screen
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

How To Video: How to get back to the Windows 8 Start screen

1:06 /

Feeling lost in Windows 8's Desktop mode? Not sure how to return to the Start screen? Here's three ways to get back to Metro.

-I think there??s a lot of really cool stuff going on on Windows 8. But one thing that Microsoft has definitely dropped the ball on is hoping you figure out how to get back your start screen from desktop mode. Hi, I??m Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And today I??m gonna show you 3 easy ways to get back to your start screen from desktop. So here we are on the desktop and if we close all the windows that are open. It??s apparent that this looks a lot like Windows 7. But where do we go from here? We can pull out our charms bar and hit the start button and it takes us back to the start screen. We can also go to a recently used apps bar and hit the start screen button at the bottom. The third way is using your Windows key on your keyboard if you have one. It will return you to your last used app and that could be the start screen and there??s 3 ways to get back to the start screen from desktop mode in Windows 8. For CNET, I??m Seth Rosenblatt.

New releases

A waterproof phone that doesn't...
3:26 July 21, 2014
The $149.99 Kyocera Hydro Icon is waterproof, but inconsistent call quality holds it back.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 021: New video capture...
21:24 July 21, 2014
We're geeking out today over a new way to capture motion, a funny way to Rickroll people, and the Episode...
Play video
Canon EOS Rebel T5: Canon's entry-level...
3:00 July 21, 2014
This basic dSLR doesn't stand out from the competition.
Play video
Push fitness tracker puts focus...
1:43 July 21, 2014
Need something more serious than a Fitbit? The Push armband measures force, power, and velocity during a...
Play video
Top 5: Most powerful four-cylinder...
3:21 July 21, 2014
Brian Cooley runs down a list of the five brawniest four-cylinder engines in cars today.
Play video
Road to the Future: Airless ti...
2:19 July 21, 2014
Everything about air in tires is antiquated. The checking, refilling, and patching hasn't changed much in...
Play video
Smarter Driver: Tips for avoiding...
2:07 July 21, 2014
Brian Cooley shows you how technology can help prevent costly and damaging potholes.
Play video
The 404 1,528: Where we change...
42:46 July 21, 2014
CNET's front door wizard Iyaz Akhtar joins the show for the first time ever to talk about a cheaper Tesla,...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre