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Definition: Win8 Charms bar


The Charms bar was a Windows 8 toolbar used for searching, sharing, changing PC settings and powering down. It was dropped in Windows 10. The Charms bar was displayed by doing the following:

Mouse
Point to upper right corner and slide down.
or
Point to lower right corner and slide up.

Keyboard
Press Windows-C

Touchscreen
From right edge, swipe left.


Search
Find apps, files and settings by name or key words. Windows-Q is a keyboard shortcut to Search, and Windows-F goes directly to Search Files.

Share
Depends on application being used.

Start
Display Start screen.

Devices
Offers available options for hardware such as how to configure a second monitor.

Settings
Turn computer off as well as access control panels and configuration settings. The PC Info link takes you immediately to the System control panel. See Windows 8 and Win8 abc's.




Windows 8 Charms Bar
The Charms toolbar was a new feature of Windows 8.