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Use the Charm on a Computer with Microsoft Windows 8 or 8.1 Operating System

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The Charm is a universal toolbar for a computer with Microsoft® Windows® 8 or 8.1 operating system, which appears on an opaque overlay on the right side of your computer screen.

How Do I Access It?

There are three ways to access the charm on your computer:

  • On your keyboard, press and hold down the Windows key + C key.
  • Using touchscreen, swipe from the top right of the screen towards the center.
  • Using your mouse, point but don't click the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, then towards the center.

Key Elements for Windows Charm

There are five key elements for Windows charm:

  • Search
  • Share
  • Start
  • Devices
  • Settings


Notification Panel

The notification panel on the bottom left corner of the screen displays the following information:

  • current time, day, and date
  • internet connection status
  • battery power status

Notification panel

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