Special thanks to Zuiderdam’s Techspert Krista who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog.
It’s Krista, techspert onboard the Zuiderdam where we’re sailing through the Caribbean and visiting the Panama Canal. As we sail, we’re learning all about Windows 8!
I use Windows 8 on a laptop that I upgraded from Windows 7, and guess what? It does not have a touchscreen. A lot of people think that you need a touchscreen with Windows 8, but actually it works great with mouse and keyboard as well! For those of you in a similar situation as me, I thought I’d post today on some little tips and tricks I’ve discovered in Windows 8 that you might find useful.
Switching from one open app to another
Most of us do more than one thing on the computer at a time, and you might wonder how to jump from one open app to another. With a touchscreen you just swipe from the left edge of the screen but, how do you do that with a mouse?
Just point your mouse to the upper left corner of the screen and click. Every time you click you’ll swap to the next open app.
But what if you have several apps open and you want to jump to a specific app, not the one you used most recently? Do you really have to click several times to get to your desired app?