Next, you'll want to get to know what's called the Charm Bar, a universal toolbar. It's available from anywhere, including Desktop Mode, by moving your mouse into the top or bottom right-hand corners of the screen. You can also toggle it on or off with the Windows-C keyboard shortcut.
When invoked, five Charms will emerge from the right-hand side of the screen: Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings. Search has gotten a facelift in Windows 8, and we'll talk about it further in the next step. Share is a handy way to send information via email, through social networks or from one app to another.
Start takes you to the Start Screen, Devices lets you control peripheral settings such as external monitors or projectors, and Settings is a gateway to an individual app's settings, as well as the settings of your entire machine.