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Discovering Windows 8 (VI): The touch gestures

Discovering Windows 8 (VI): The touch gestures

Since the first proof of concept, Windows 8 is designed for touch devices, but also provides a browsing experience easy and fun with mouse and keyboard as we can see below the list of the most important gestures.

Tactile

  • Expand the access button bar: Slide your finger from the right edge to the center to see the bar access buttons . From here you can, find, share, change device configuration or return to the Home screen .
  • Open the last application used: Swipe from the left edge to the center to return to the last application used.
  • Open the command list: Slide your finger from the bottom edge up to the center to view the application command.
  • Close applications: Drag an application from the top to the bottom to close.
  • Screen Size: Pinch and stretch to reduce or enlarge the screen.
  • Unlock your PC: Swipe up from the bottom edge to display the lock screen.
  • SnapView: Slide slowly applying to an edge of the screen and drop, then the separator bar slides to adjust the dimensions of the application.
  • Uninstall applications: Tap an application finger and swipe up to uninstall the application.

Keyboard and mouse

  • Expand the access button bar: Place your mouse in the upper or lower right of the screen and moves up or down along the edge for access buttons .
  • Open the last application used: Place the mouse on the top left and click to return to the last-used application.
  • Open the command list: Click the right mouse button on the application to view your list of commands.
  • Close applications: Click the top of the application and Drag some to the bottom edge of the screen to close the application.
  • Screen Size: To enlarge or reduce the size of the screen only have to open the Loupe tool included in the system. Inside the home screen to see all miniature applications have to click the button on the bottom right.
  • Unlock your PC: Click on the bottom edge up to display the lock screen.
  • Snap View: Click on the application within the list of open applications and move it slowly towards an edge, then click on the separator bar to adjust the size of the application.
  • Uninstall applications: Right click the mouse on an application to uninstall.

The team that designed Windows 8 has always tried to reduce differences in gestural movements to a minimum between different user experiences, but as we have seen in situations such as changing the screen size are needed to perform many more steps in a normal device in other touchscreen.

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