Switching between Windows 8 and desktop; also how to exit applications
Posted on 2014-03-16
just got an HP laptop with Windows 8 (HP Split 13 x2 PC), touch screen and it doubles as a tablet (the screen detaches).
I was able to bump along in Windows 8 fairly well, but one question is switching between Windows 8 and the desktop. The desktop looks more familiar of course, but it seems more like two things going on . . . like I was playing a youtube video but when I switched to the desktop the video stopped playing. But when I put it like on the side, it then started playing again while I was on the desktop. Why does it stop when I switch to the desktop, what is the concept in that ?
Then I started playing a game (Classic Board games), but in the chess game, for the life of me I could not see how to exit. Also, when I open Internet Explorer, I couldn't see how to close the window. So closing windows seems to be a challenge . . .