Using Windows 8 on a daily basis presents new experiences when working with applications. Switching between applications might seem like a daunting task but its actually very easy. Lets take a look at doing that.
In Metro – Switching between apps
When you are using the Start Screen and you want to switch between multiple applications, all you have to do is point your mouse pointer to left hand top hand corner of the screen and a Charm bar will popup with all your open applications. See the following:
When you point your mouse pointer to upper left hand corner of the screen, a thumbnail preview of your open Metro applications will appear. Just click the one you want and it will immediately switch to it. A keyboard command for bringing up the Charm bar is Windows key + Tab. This will allow you to cycle through Start screen Metro applications and the Windows desktop.
Switching between Metro and Desktop applications
Switching between Desktop and Metro applications is just as easy. Just press the Alt+Tab keys on your keyboard and press tab until you reach the desired application you would like to view. You can also interact with each application by clicking on it with the mouse.