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Windows 8: Using The Metro Sidebar & Start Menu

Tools Menu

The classic Start Menu has been removed from Windows 8 but there is a useful menu containing common commands. Move the mouse to the bottom, left-most part of the screen. A “start” icon will appear:

Right-click in the icon and a menu with various system tools will appear:


The Metro Sidebar is a hidden panel of functions to configure your PC. To access the Sidebar, move the mouse cursor to the very bottom-right corner of the screen:

Click the “cog” icon, which shows the Sidebar:

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