Windows 8 Presentation – Tulsa TechFest 2012
I had a number of requests that I post my Windows 8 presentation from last week’s Tulsa TechFest on my site for people who were not able to make it to the opening sessions that morning. For those of you who requested it, here are the slides from the presentation with comments added to give some context to the slides where appropriate.
The Charm Menu flying in from the right.
And here we see the new Windows 8 Start Screen!
To the lower right notice the box to the right of the scrollbar (circled in red). This is how you shrink the Start Screen to organize and name the Groups on your Start Screen when using a mouse. When using touch this is accomplished by “pinching” in.
The resulting screen where Start Screen Groups can be named.
Windows 8 with 2 monitors and the Start Screen on the right-hand monitor.
Windows 8 with 2 monitors and the Start Screen on the left-hand monitor. Hovering the mouse over the upper or lower right-hand corner of either monitor brings up the Charm Bar on the corresponding monitor allowing for you to bring up the Start Screen on whichever monitor you desire.
Notice the Taskbar at the bottom of both screens with the same applications on both screens. The clock and notification area still only appear on the primary monitor along with default placement of desktop icons. Having the Taskbar appear on all monitors is a setting that can be changed and when it is turned on the Taskbar appears on all monitors and is not limited to 2.
Another show of multiple taskbars with dual monitors and a panoramic background across them.
Getting to this point to select Sleep/Shut Down/Restart is a pain, but as long as you have adjusted your power settings that control what happens when you use the Power button on your computer, then you can just push the Power Button and the computer responds. There really is very little need to use the Windows 8 Power Button.