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

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

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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.

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