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Use the Charm on a Computer with Microsoft Windows 8 or 8.1 Operating System

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    The Charm is a universal toolbar for a computer with Microsoft® Windows® 8 or 8.1 operating system, which appears on an opaque overlay on the right side of your computer screen.

    How Do I Access It?

    There are three ways to access the charm on your computer:

    • On your keyboard, press and hold down the Windows key + C key.
    • Using touchscreen, swipe from the top right of the screen towards the center.
    • Using your mouse, point but don't click the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, then towards the center.

    Key Elements for Windows Charm

    There are five key elements for Windows charm:

    • Search
    • Share
    • Start
    • Devices
    • Settings

    Charms

    Notification Panel

    The notification panel on the bottom left corner of the screen displays the following information:

    • current time, day, and date
    • internet connection status
    • battery power status

    Notification panel

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