How Do You Use Windows 8 on a Tablet?

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The best way to experience Windows 8 is on a touchscreen device, like the Microsoft Surface tablet. This operating system uses a variety of different touch controls that make Windows fast, fun, and easy to use. Read through this gallery to learn how to use Windows 8 on a tablet.

Aside from basic tapping, swipes are the main gesture you'll use in Windows 8. Swiping performs a number of different and important tasks on the Start screen and in apps. Probably the most important control is a swipe starting from the right edge of the screen and going to the left. This swipe opens the Charm bar, which is a row of icons that provides access to the Start screen and other useful tools.