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Windows 8.1 – All You Wanted To Know (1)

With the new Windows 8.1, you have everything you need to work efficiently. Your familiar desktop is better than ever with advanced functionalities, like the new Task Manager and streamlined file management. Internet Explorer 11 gives you instant and fluid access to the world. And best of all, you can use all these features feeling confident that your important data is secure.

Whether you are collaborating on a large project, preparing for an upcoming conference, or traveling for work, you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together—seamlessly—to accomplish your every task.

With the advanced features of Windows 8.1, you can get the most out of your device. Windows works the way you want it to.

You can use a Mouse as well to work in Windows 8.1. So, it is not essential that you would need a touchenabled device to run Windows 8.1.

Here is a quick table on what you can do using Touch and its equivalent for Mouse

ActionMouseTouch
Access the Quick Link menu Right-click the Start button. Press and hold the Start button.

Pin application to taskbar.

 

Open the Search charm, and enter the name of the app you want to pin in the search box. In the search results, right-click the desired app and then click Pin to taskbar.Open the Search charm, and enter the name of the app you want to pin in the search box. In the search results, press and hold the desired app and then tap Pin to taskbar.

Open Task Manager.

 

Right-click the Start button, and select Task Manager.Press and hold the Start button, and select Task Manager from the Quick Link menu. Tap More details to see detailed information.

Open Mobility Center.

 

Right-click the Start button, and select Mobility Center.Press and hold the Start button, and select Mobility Center.

Open a new tab in Internet Explorer 11.

 

In IE 11, right-click anywhere on the screen to bring up the tabs, and then click the New tab button.In Internet Explorer 11, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the tabs, and then tap the New tab button.

Switch between tabs in Internet Explorer 11.

 

In IE 11, right-click anywhere on the screen to bring up the tabs. Now you can switch between your open tabs.In Internet Explorer 11, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the tabs. Now you can switch between your open tabs.

Add a wireless display to your PC.

 

Open the Devices charm. Click Project and then click Add a wireless display.Open the Devices charm. Tap Project and then tap Add a wireless display.

Project your screen to a wireless display.

 

Open the Devices charm. Click Project and then select the wireless display you want.Open the Devices charm. Tap Project and then select the display you want.
Add an AccountOpen the Settings charm, and click Change PC Settings. Click Accounts, Other accounts, then click Add an account.Open the Settings charm, and then tap Change PC Settings. Tap Accounts, Other accounts, then tap Add an account
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