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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Laptop
  • Model/name: Taichi 31
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch

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SERVICE AND SUPPORT
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About this manual.............................................................................................. 6
Conventions used in this manual................................................................7
Icons	 ...............................................................................................................7
Typography..........................................................................................................7
Safety precautions.............................................................................................. 8
Using your Notebook PC................................................................................8
Caring for your Notebook PC........................................................................9
Proper disposal.................................................................................................10
Chapter 1:Hardware Setup
Getting to know your Notebook PC...........................................................12
Notebook View.................................................................................................12
Tablet View.........................................................................................................16
Bottom	 .............................................................................................................18
Right Side...........................................................................................................20
Left Side	.............................................................................................................22
Chapter 2:Using your Notebook PC
Getting started...................................................................................................24
Charge your Notebook PC............................................................................24
Lift to open the display panel.....................................................................25
Move the power switch to the left............................................................25
Using gestures on your Tablet screen........................................................26
Using touchpad gestures...............................................................................28
One-finger gestures........................................................................................28
Two-finger gestures........................................................................................31
Three-finger gestures.....................................................................................32
Using the keyboard..........................................................................................33
Function keys....................................................................................................33
Function keys for ASUS Apps......................................................................34
Windows®8 keys...............................................................................................34
Using the Taichi key........................................................................................35
Chapter 3:Working withWindows® 8
Starting for the first time................................................................................38
Windows®
8 lock screen...................................................................................38
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Windows®
UI........................................................................................................39
Start screen........................................................................................................39
Windows® App..................................................................................................39
Hotspots.............................................................................................................40
Working with Windows®
apps.......................................................................42
Launching apps................................................................................................42
Customizing apps............................................................................................42
Closing apps......................................................................................................44
Accessing the Apps screen...........................................................................45
Charm bar...........................................................................................................47
Snap feature......................................................................................................49
Other keyboard shortcuts..............................................................................51
Connecting to wireless networks................................................................53
Wi-Fi	 .............................................................................................................53
Bluetooth ...........................................................................................................55
Airplane mode..................................................................................................57
Connecting to wired networks....................................................................58
Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection.....................58
Configuring a static IP network connection..........................................62
Turning your Notebook PC off......................................................................63
Putting your Notebook PC to sleep..........................................................63
Chapter 4:ASUS apps
Featured ASUS Apps........................................................................................66
LifeFrame............................................................................................................66
Power4Gear Hybrid........................................................................................68
USB Charger+....................................................................................................69
Instant On...........................................................................................................71
Chapter 5:Power-on SelfTest (POST)
The Power-on Self Test (POST).....................................................................74
Using POST to access BIOS and Troubleshoot......................................74
BIOS	 ....................................................................................................................74
Accessing BIOS.................................................................................................74
BIOS Settings.....................................................................................................75
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Troubleshoot......................................................................................................82
Refresh your PC................................................................................................82
Reset your PC....................................................................................................83
Advanced options...........................................................................................84
Appendices
DVD-ROM Drive Information (on selected models)............................88
Blu-ray ROM Drive Information (on selected models).......................90
Internal Modem Compliancy......................................................................91
Overview............................................................................................................91
Network Compatibility Declaration..........................................................91
Network Compatibility Declaration .........................................................92
Non-Voice Equipment ...................................................................................92
Federal Communications Commission Statement..............................94
FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement..................96
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)...................96
CE Marking.........................................................................................................97
IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada.......................................97
Déclaration d’Industrie Canada relative
à l’exposition aux ondes radio ...................................................................98
Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains............................99
France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands........................................99
UL Safety Notices..........................................................................................101
Power Safety Requirement.......................................................................102
TV Tuner Notices...........................................................................................102
REACH	 ..........................................................................................................102
Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries).........................102
Optical Drive Safety Information............................................................104
CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem)............105
ENERGY STAR complied product............................................................106
European Union Eco-label.........................................................................107
Prevention of Hearing Loss.......................................................................107
Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration 	108
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services........................................................108
Coating Notice...............................................................................................108
Regional notice for Singapore.................................................................108
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About this manual
This manual provides information about the hardware and software
features of your Notebook PC, organized through the following
chapters:
Chapter 1: Hardware Setup
This chapter details the hardware components of your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 2: Using your Notebook PC
This chapter shows you how to use the different parts of your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 3: Working with Windows® 8
This chapter provides an overview of using Windows® 8 in your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 4: ASUS Apps
This chapter features the ASUS apps included with your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 5: Power-on Self-test (POST)
This chapter shows you how to use POST to change the settings
of your Notebook PC.
Appendices
This section includes notices and safety statements for your
Notebook PC.
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Conventions used in this manual
To highlight key information in this manual, some text are presented
as follows:
IMPORTANT! This message contains vital information that must be
followed to complete a task.
NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can
help complete tasks.
WARNING! This message contains important information that must
be followed to keep you safe while performing tasks and prevent
damage to your Notebook PC's data and components.
Icons
The icons below indicate the devices you can use for completing a
series of tasks or procedures on your Notebook PC.
= Use the Tablet screen.
= Use the touchpad.
= Use the keyboard.
Typography
Bold = This indicates a menu or an item that must be selected.
Italic = This indicates sections that you can refer to in this manual.
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Safety precautions
Using your Notebook PC
Do not place your Notebook PC on uneven or unstable
work surfaces.
Do not leave your Notebook PC on your lap or near any
part of your body to prevent discomfort or injury from
heat exposure.
This Notebook PC should only be used in environments
with ambient temperatures between 5°C (41°F) and 35°C
(95°F).
Refer to the rating label on the bottom of your Notebook
PC and ensure that your power adapter complies with
this rating.
Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, and other
peripherals with your Notebook PC.
While powered on, ensure that you do not carry or cover
your Notebook PC with any materials that can reduce air
circulation.
You can send your Notebook PC through x-ray machines
(used on items placed on conveyor belts), but do not
expose them to magnetic detectors and wands.
Contact your airline provider to learn about related
inflight services that can be used and restrictions that
must be followed when using your Notebook PC in-
flight.
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Caring for your Notebook PC
Do not expose your Notebook PC to dusty environments.
Do not use your Notebook PC near gas leaks.
Do not place objects on top of your Notebook PC.
Do not expose your Notebook PC to strong magnetic or
electrical fields.
Do not use or expose your Notebook PC near liquids, rain,
or moisture.
Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene, or
other chemicals on or near your Notebook PC.
Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack
(if applicable) before cleaning your Notebook PC. Use a
clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with
a solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops
of warm water. Remove any extra moisture from your
Notebook PC using a dry cloth.
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Proper disposal
Do not throw your Notebook PC in municipal waste.
This product has been designed to enable proper reuse
of parts and recycling. The symbol of the crossed out
wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical,
electronic equipment and mercury-containing button cell
battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check
local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
Do not throw the battery in municipal waste. The symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery
should not be placed in municipal waste.
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Chapter 1:
Hardware Setup
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Notebook View
NOTE: The keyboard's layout may vary per region or country. The
Notebook view may also vary in appearance depending on the
Notebook PC model.
Getting to know your Notebook PC
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Array microphones
The array microphones feature echo canceling, noise
suppression, and beam forming functions for better voice
recognition and audio recording.
Camera
The built-in camera allows you to take pictures or record videos
using your Notebook PC.
Camera indicator
The camera indicator lights up when the built-in camera is in
use.
Ambient light sensor
The ambient light sensor detects the amount of ambient light
in your environment. It allows the system to automatically
adjust the brightness of the display depending on the ambient
light condition.
Notebook screen
The Notebook screen allows you to view photos, videos, and
other files on your Notebook PC.
Air vents
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the
Notebook PC.
WARNING! Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other
objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating
may occur.
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Taichi key
This key launches the Taichi home page on your Notebook PC
so you can switch between these screen modes: Notebook
Mode, Dual Screen Mode, MIrror Mode, Tablet Mode.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Using the Taichi key section
in this manual.
Tablet screen indicator
This indicator lights up when the Tablet screen is enabled.
Bluetooth / Wireless indicator
This indicator lights up when your Notebook PC’s wireless
function (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) is enabled.
Capital lock indicator
This indicator lights up when the capital lock function is
activated. Using capital lock allows you to type capitalized
letters (such as A, B, C) using your Notebook PC’s keyboard.
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Keyboard
The keyboard provides full-sized QWERTY keys with a
comfortable travel depth for typing. It also enables you to
use the function keys, allows quick access to Windows®, and
controls other multimedia functions.
NOTE: The keyboard layout differs by model or territory.
Touchpad
The touchpad allows the use of multi-gestures to navigate
onscreen, providing an intuitive user experience. It also
simulates the functions of a regular mouse.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Gestures for the touchpad
section in this manual.
Near Field Communication (NFC) (on selected models)
The built-in NFC allows you to conveniently share contacts,
pictures, videos, business cards, and other files in related
applications. To use the NFC, put another NFC-enabled device
on the left side of the Notebook PC’s touchpad.
NOTE: The area outside the dotted line activates the NFC
function and cannot be used for touchpad gestures.
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Tablet View
Windows®
8 touch button
Touch this button to go back to the Start screen. If you are
already in the Start screen, touch this button to go back to the
last app you opened.
Microphone
The built-in microphone can be used for video conferencing,
voice narrations, or simple audio recording.
Ambient light sensor
The ambient light sensor detects the amount of ambient light
in your environment. It allows the system to automatically
adjust the brightness of the display depending on the ambient
light condition.
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Camera
The built-in camera allows you to take pictures or record videos
using your Notebook PC.
Tablet screen
The Tablet screen allows you to operate your Notebook PC
using touch gestures.
NOTE:Formoredetailsonusingtouchgestures,refertotheUsing
gestures on your Tablet screen section in this manual.
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Bottom
NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model.
WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get warm to hot
while in use or while charging the battery pack. When working on
your Notebook PC, do not place it on surfaces that can block the
vents.
IMPORTANT! Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications
for this Notebook PC. The battery pack cannot be disassembled.
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Audio speakers
This Notebook PC uses SonicMaster technology developed in
collaboration with Bang & Olufsen ICEPower®, allowing you to
hear audio straight from the Notebook PC. The audio features
of this Notebook PC are software-controlled.
Air vents
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the
Notebook PC.
WARNING! Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other
objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating
may occur.
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Right Side
Power switch
Move the power switch to the left to turn your Notebook PC on
or off. You can also use the power switch to put your Notebook
PC to sleep or hibernate mode and wake it up from sleep or
hibernate mode.
In the event that your Notebook PC becomes unresponsive,
move the power switch to the left and hold it for about four (4)
seconds until your Notebook PC shuts down.
Power indicator
The power indicator lights up when the Notebook PC is turned
on and blinks slowly when the Notebook PC is in sleep mode.
Micro HDMI port
This port is for a micro High-Definition Multimedia Interface
(HDMI) connector and is HDCP compliant for HD DVD, Blu-ray
and other protected content playback.
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USB 3.0 port with USB Charger+
This USB 3.0 port with the icon comes with the USB Charger+
feature. USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge mobile
devices and can be used even while your Notebook PC is on
sleep, hibernate, or shutdown mode (on selected models).
Power (DC) input port
Insert the bundled power adapter into this port to charge the
battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC.
WARNING! The adapter may become warm to hot while in
use. Do not cover the adapter and keep it away from your body
while it is connected to a power source.
IMPORTANT! Use only the bundled power adapter to charge
the battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC.
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Headphone output/microphone input combo jack port
This port allows you to connect your Notebook PC to amplified
speakers or headphones. You can also use this port to connect
your Notebook PC to an external microphone.
USB 3.0 port with USB Charger+
This USB 3.0 port with the icon comes with the USB Charger+
feature. USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge mobile
devices and can be used even while your Notebook PC is on
sleep, hibernate, or shutdown mode (on selected models).
Mini VGA port
The mini VGA port allows you to connect your Notebook PC
to a standard VGA-compatible device, such as a monitor or
projector, using a VGA cable.
Volume button
This button turns the volume up or down on your Notebook
PC.
Tablet screen lock switch
This switch allows you to activate and deactivate the Tablet
screen.
Left Side
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Chapter 2:
Using your Notebook PC
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Getting started
Charge your Notebook PC.
A.	 Plug the AC power adapter into a 100V~240V power source.
B.	 Connect the DC power connector into your Notebook PC’s
power (DC) input.
IMPORTANT!
•	 Ensure that your Notebook PC is connected to the power adapter
before turning it on for the first time.
•	 Locate the input/output rating label on your Notebook PC and
ensure that it matches the input/output rating information on
your power adapter.
•	 When using your Notebook PC on power adapter mode, the
socket outlet must be near to the unit and easily accessible.
•	 Power adapter information:
	 -	 Input voltage: 100-240Vac
	 -	 Input frequency: 50-60Hz
	 -	 Rating output current: 2.37A
	 -	 Rating output voltage: 19V
Charge the Notebook PC for 3 hours before using it in
battery mode for the first time.
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Lift to open the display panel.
Move the power switch to the left.
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Left edge swipe Right edge swipe
Swipe from the left edge of the
screen to shuffle your running
apps.
Swipe from the right edge
of the screen to launch the
Charm bar.
Zoom out Zoom in
Bring together your two fingers
on the touch panel.
Spread apart your two fingers
on the touch panel.
Using gestures on your Tablet screen
Gestures allow you to launch programs and access the settings of
your Notebook PC. Refer to the following illustrations when using
hand gestures on your Tablet screen.
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Top edge swipe Finger slide
•	 In the Start screen, swipe
from the top edge of the
screen to view the All Apps
bar.
•	 In a running app, swipe from
the top edge of the screen to
view its menu.
Slide your finger to scroll up
and down and slide your finger
to pan the screen left or right.
Tap and hold Tap/Double tap
•	 To move an app, tap and
hold the app tile and drag it
to a new location.
•	 To close an app, tap and hold
the top side of the running
app and drag it down to the
bottom of the screen to close
it.
•	 Tap an app to launch it.
•	 On Desktop mode, double-
tap an application to
launch it.
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Using touchpad gestures
Refer to the following illustrations when using hand gestures on
your touchpad.
One-finger gestures
Tap/Double tap
•	 In the Start screen, tap an app to launch it.
•	 In Desktop mode, double-tap an application to launch it.
Drag and drop
Double-tap an item, then slide the same finger without lifting it off
the touchpad. To drop the item to its new location, lift your finger
from the touchpad.
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Left-click Right-click
•	 In the Start screen, click an
app to launch it.
•	 In Desktop mode, double-
click an application to launch
it.
•	 In the Start screen, click an
app to select it and launch
the settings bar. You can also
press this button to launch
the All Apps bar.
•	 In Desktop mode, use this
button to open the right-
click menu.
NOTE: The areas inside the dotted line represent the locations of the
left mouse button and the right mouse button on the touchpad.
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Top edge swipe
•	 In the Start screen, swipe from the top edge to launch the All
Apps bar.
•	 In a running app, swipe from the top edge to view its menu.
Left edge swipe Right edge swipe
Swipe from the left edge to shuffle
your running apps.
Swipe the right edge to launch
the Charm bar.
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Two-finger gestures
Tap Rotate
Tap two fingers on the touchpad
to simulate the right-click
function.
To rotate an image, place two
fingers on the touchpad then
turn one finger clockwise or
counterclockwise while the other
stays still.
Two-finger scroll (up/down) Two-finger scroll (left/right)
Slide two fingers to scroll up or
down.
Slide two fingers to scroll left or
right.
Zoom out Zoom in
Bring together your two fingers
on the touchpad.
Spread apart your two fingers on
the touchpad.
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Three-finger gestures
Drag and drop
Select an item then press and hold the left button. Using your other
finger, slide down the touchpad to drag and drop the item to a new
location.
Swipe up Swipe down
Swipe three fingers upward to
show all running applications.
Swipe three fingers downward to
show the Desktop mode.
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Function keys
The function keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard can trigger the
following commands:
NOTE: To use the original functions of the f1 to f12 keys in Windows® 8,
press and the specific function key you wish to use.
Using the keyboard
Puts the Notebook PC into Sleep mode
Turns Airplane mode on or off
NOTE: When enabled, the Airplane mode disables all
wireless connectivity.
(on selected models) Decreases keyboard brightness for
Notebook PC models with a backlit keyboard
(on selected models) Increases keyboard brightness for
Notebook PC models with a backlit keyboard
Decreases display brightness
Increases display brightness
Turns the display panel off
Activates the second screen
NOTE: Ensure that the second display is connected to your
Notebook PC.
Enables or disables the touchpad
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Function keys for ASUS Apps
Your Notebook PC also comes with a special set of function keys that
can be used to launch ASUS apps.
Windows®8 keys
There are two special Windows® keys on your Notebook PC’s
keyboard used as below:
Toggles the ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement
Technology app to switch between these display
color enhancement modes: Gamma Correction,
Vivid Mode, Theater Mode, Soft Mode, My Profile,
and Normal.
Launches the ASUS LifeFrame app
Launches the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid app
Press this key to go back to the Start screen. If you are
already in the Start screen, press this key to go back to the
last app you opened.
Press this key to simulate the right-click functions.
Turns the speaker on or off
Turns the speaker volume down
Turns the speaker volume up
(on selected models) Toggles the ambient
light sensor on or off
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Using the Taichi key
The Taichi key on your Notebook PC’s keyboard allows you to access
four screen modes via the ASUS Taichi home page:
To activate any of these modes:
1.	 Press to launch the Taichi home page.
2. 	 On the Taichi home page, press Mode Switch then use the
arrow keys to select the screen mode you wish to activate.
Notebook Mode - This activates the Notebook
screen only.
Tablet Mode - This activates the Tablet screen
and allows you to use touch gestures on your
Notebook PC.
Mirror Mode - This activates the Tablet and
Notebook screens of your Notebook PC. Using
this mode, you can duplicate an action done
from the Notebook screen to the Tablet screen
and vice versa.
Dual Screen Mode - This activates the Tablet
and Notebook screens of your Notebook PC.
Using this mode, you can use both screens to
view different displays and perform different
functions.
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Chapter 3:
Working with Windows® 8
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Starting for the first time
When you start your computer for the first time, a series of screens
appear to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your
Windows® 8 operating system.
To start your Notebook PC for the first time:
1.	 Press the power button on your Notebook PC. Wait for a few
minutes until the setup screen appears.
2.	 From the setup screen, pick a language to use on your Notebook
PC.
3.	 Carefully read the License Terms. Tick I accept the terms for
using Windows then click Accept.
4.	 Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the following
basic items:
•	 Keep your PC secure
•	 Personalize
•	 Wireless
•	 Settings
•	 Sign in to your PC
5.	 After configuring the basic items, the Windows®8 tutorial
appears. Watch this to learn more about Windows®8
functionalities.
Windows®
8 lock screen
The Windows®8 lock screen may appear when your Notebook PC
enters the Windows®8 operating system. To proceed, tap on the lock
screen or press any key on your Notebook PC's keyboard.
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Windows® App
These are apps pinned on the Start screen and displayed on tiled-
format for easy access.
NOTE: Some apps require signing in to your Microsoft account before
they are fully launched.
Windows®
UI
Windows® 8 comes with a tile-based user interface (UI) which allows
you to organize and easily access Windows® apps from the Start
screen. It also includes the following features that you can use while
working on your Notebook PC.
Start screen
The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user
account. It helps organize all the applications you need in just one
place.
User account
Zoom in/out button
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Hotspots
Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the
settings of your Notebook PC. The functions in these hotspots can be
activated using the touchpad.
Hotspots on a running app
Hotspots on the Start screen
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Hotspot Action
upper left corner Hover your mouse pointer on the upper left
corner then tap on the recent app’s thumbnail
to revert back to that running app.
If you launched more than one app, slide down
to show all running apps.
lower left corner From a running app screen:
Hover your mouse pointer on the lower left
corner then tap on the Start screen’s thumbnail
to go back to the Start screen.
NOTE: You can also press the Windows key
on your keyboard to go back to the
Start screen.
From the Start screen:
Hover your mouse pointer on the lower
left corner then tap on the running app’s
thumbnail to go back to that app.
top side Hover your mouse pointer on the top side until
it changes to a hand icon. Drag then drop the
app to a new location.
NOTE: This hotspot function only works on
a running app or when you want to use the
Snap feature. For more details, refer to the
Snap feature under Working with Windows®
apps.
upper or lower
right corner
Hover your mouse pointer on the upper or
lower right corner to launch the Charm bar.
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Working with Windows®
apps
Use your Notebook PC’s Tablet screen, touchpad, or keyboard to
launch, customize, and close apps.
Launching apps
Tap an app to launch it.
Position your mouse pointer over the app then left-click
or tap once to launch it.
Press twice then use the arrow keys to browse
through the apps. Press to launch an app.
Tap and hold the app tile then drag it to a new location.
Double-tap on the app then drag and drop the app to a
new location.
Moving apps
Customizing apps
You can move, resize, or unpin apps from the Start screen using the
following steps:
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Resizing apps
1.	 Swipe down the app tile to select and launch the
settings bar.
2.	 Tap to reduce or to enlarge the app
tile.
Right-click on the app to activate its settings bar then tap
or .
1.	 Swipe down the app tile to select and launch the
settings bar.
2.	 Tap to unpin an app.
Right-click on the app to activate the settings bar then tap
.
Unpinning apps
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Closing apps
Tap and hold the top side of the running app then drag it
down to the bottom of the screen to close it.
1.	 Move your mouse pointer on the top side of the
launched app then wait for the pointer to change to
a hand icon.
2.	 Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen
to close it.
From the running app’s screen, press .
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Accessing the Apps screen
Aside from the apps already pinned on your Start screen, you can
also open other applications through the Apps screen.
Horizontal scroll bar
Launching the Apps screen
Launch the Apps screen using your Notebook PC's Tablet screen,
touchpad, or keyboard.
1.	 Swipe from the top or bottom edge of the screen to
launch the All Apps bar.
2.	 Tap to show all installed apps in your
Notebook PC.
Swipe from the top edge to launch the All Apps bar.
From the Start screen, press to select the All
Apps icon then press .
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Pinning more apps on the Start screen
You can pin more apps on the Start screen using your Tablet screen
or touchpad.
1. 	 In the Apps screen, swipe down the app to select
and launch the settings bar.
2.	 Tap to pin the selected app on the Start
screen.
1. 	 Position the mouse pointer over the app you want
to pin on the Start screen.
2.	 Right-click on the app to activate its settings.
3.	 Tap on the icon.
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Charm bar
The Charm bar is a toolbar that can be triggered on the right side
of your screen. It consists of several tools that allow you to share
applications and provide quick access for customizing the settings of
your Notebook PC.
Launching the Charm bar
NOTE: When called out, the Charm bar initially appears as a set of
white icons. The image above shows how the Charm bar looks like
once activated.
Use your Notebook PC’s Tablet screen, touchpad, or keyboard to
launch the Charm bar.
Charm Bar
Swipe from the right edge of the screen to launch the
Charm bar.
Move your mouse pointer on the upper or lower right
corner of the screen.
Press .
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Search
This tool allows you to look for files, applications, or
programs in your Notebook PC.
Share
This tool allows you to share applications via social
networking sites or email.
Start
This tool reverts the display back to the Start screen.
From the Start screen, you can also use this to return to a
recently opened app.
Devices
This tool allows you to access and share files with the
devices attached to your Notebook PC such as an
external display or printer.
Settings
This tool allows you to access the PC settings of your
Notebook PC.
Inside the Charm bar
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Snap feature
The Snap feature displays two apps side-by-side, allowing you to
work or switch between apps.
IMPORTANT! Ensure that your Notebook PC’s screen resolution is set
to 1366 x 768 pixels or higher before using the Snap feature.
Using Snap
Use your Notebook PC’s Tablet screen, touchpad, or keyboard to
activate and use Snap.
Snap bar
1.	 Launch the app you wish to snap.
2.	 Tap and hold the app’s topmost part then drag it to
the left or right side of the screen until the snap bar
appears.
3.	 Launch another app.
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1.	 Launch the app you wish to snap.
2.	 Press .
3.	 Launch another app.
4.	 To switch between apps, press .
1.	 Launch the app you wish to snap.
2.	 Hover the mouse point on the top side of your
screen.
3.	 Once the pointer changes to a hand icon, drag then
drop the app to the left or right side of the display
panel.
4.	 Launch another app.

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