These are the essentials for commanding a Windows 8 PC using the mouse. If you are not familiar with Windows 8 basics, see Win8 abc's, Win8 Start screen and Win8 Apps screen. See also Win8 touch tips. 1 - Access Start Screen Point to lower left corner of the screen and click, or access the Charm bar (#2 below). 2 - Access Charm Bar Point to the upper right corner of the screen and slide down or the lower right corner and slide up. 3 - Access Apps Screen In the Start screen, right click any empty area, and select All Apps from the menu that appears. 4 - Pin App to Start Screen In the Apps screen, right click the icon, and click Pin to Start from the menu that appears. 5 - Uninstall an App In the Apps screen, right click the icon, and click Uninstall from the menu that appears. 6 - Switch Between Entire Apps Click upper left corner of screen. 7 - Switch Between Apps Using Menu Point to upper left edge of the screen and move mouse down the edge. 8 - Place an App in the Sidebar From menu: Display menu (#7 above), drag the app to the right, and hold onto it as it enlarges. While not letting go, drag it to the left or right side of the screen, which opens a sidebar to drop into. From full-screen app: Point to the top edge and drag left or right. 9 - Search for Apps, Files and Settings Use the Charm bar (#2 above). 10 - Close an App Point to top edge of screen and drag the mouse all the way down to the bottom. 11 - Turn Off Computer Use the Charm bar (#2 above) and click Settings and Power.