In Pictures: Making the most of Windows 8 - the diehard's guide

You may need to break many old habits to get the most out of Windows 8, but it doesn't have to be a cataclysmic event

Navigating Windows 8 without touch

If your system lacks touch, you will need to use your mouse to emulate touch commands. Problem is, the mouse isn't really a one-for-one substitute: Flicking, for example, is impossible to execute with a mouse. Mouse movements are also used to expose functionality like the app switcher or charms bar, by flicking the cursor to a corner of the screen -- all the more difficult when using multiple monitors. Windows 8 offers new keyboard shortcuts to access features and settings, but utilities with Win-key combinations will likely override these shortcuts or make them behave strangely. Press Win-C to open the charms bar no matter what system context you're in (pictured). The resulting menu can be browsed using the arrow keys.

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