Need for "Soft" windows button on metro UI RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I was investigating the windows 8 metro UI and came across this problem in which if I launch any application using the metro UI on a touch screen that does not have a physical windows button, I am unable to get back to the metro launcher without using the keyboard.

    It would he good to have a soft windows button on the screen to solve the problem.


    Martin Menezes


    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:24 AM


All replies

  • If you move the mouse pointer to the bottom left corner the charms menu appears which has a Start charm that takes you back to the main Metro screen. 
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:14 AM
  • Using touch, you can swipe from the right edge of the screen to bring up the charms bar - from there, you can press the start button to return to the metro launcher.
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:18 PM
  • Hi,

    I didnt know about the swipe, thanks for the help it solves my problem.


    Martin Menezes

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:46 AM