IN PICTURES: Windows 8 cheat sheet

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduces a brand new interface that feels designed more for tablets than for laptops and desktops. We'll help you find your way around the new OS and make the most of its features.

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The App bar in Windows 8 apps

A hallmark of the new apps that ship with Windows 8 -- including Mail, People, Weather, Music, Bing, Photos, Maps and others -- is that they're designed to run in full-screen mode, and they don't display menus or toolbars. But if you right-click anywhere in the app, an App bar appears at either the top or the bottom of the screen, or both.

The options available in the App bar vary according to the app you're running and what you're currently doing in that app. In the Weather app, for instance, the App bar lets you refresh the page, change between Fahrenheit and Celsius, navigate to other places you've chosen to display weather, and so on.

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