These are the essentials for commanding a Windows 8 tablet or touchscreen PC. If you are not familiar with Windows 8 basics, see Win8 abc's, Win8 Start screen and Win8 Apps screen. See also Win8 mouse tips. 1 - Access Start Screen Press Windows key (it is also available from the Charm bar). 2 - Access Charm Bar From the right edge of the screen, swipe left. 3 - Access Apps Screen In the Start screen, swipe up from the bottom edge, and select All Apps from the menu that appears. 4 - Pin App to Start Screen In the Apps screen, swipe the icon straight down, and tap Pin to Start from the menu that appears. 5 - Uninstall an App In the Apps screen, swipe the icon straight down, and tap Uninstall from the menu that appears. 6 - Switch Between Entire Apps From the left edge of the screen, swipe right. 7 - Switch Between Apps Using Menu From the left edge of the screen, swipe right about an inch and back again. 8 - Place an App in the Sidebar 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. 9 - Search for Apps, Files and Settings Use the Charm bar (#2 above). 10 - Close an App Drag the app from the top edge of the screen all the way down to the bottom. 11 - Turn Off Computer Use the Charm bar (#2 above) and tap Settings and Power.