IN PICTURES: Windows 8 cheat sheet

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduces a brand new interface that feels designed more for tablets than for laptops and desktops. We'll help you find your way around the new OS and make the most of its features.

The Desktop's power tools menu

The lack of a Start button makes the Desktop annoying to use, but it does offer one useful trick: Right-click in the lower-left portion of the screen, and a menu pops up that gives you access to the Control Panel, File Explorer, the Task Manager, the command prompt and a variety of other administrative tools. (You can also bring up this menu from the Start screen using the same method.)

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