Open Charms in Windows 10  

    Open Charms in Windows 10

    Open Charms in Windows 10

    How to Open Charms in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    06 Mar 2017
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Open Charms in Windows 10

    warning   Warning
    This tutorial no longer works starting with Windows 10 build 9926 released on January 23rd 2015.

    information   Information
    Windows 10 has the Settings, Devices, Start, Share, and Search charms available. Charms are context sensitive to the location (desktop vs Start screen) and application that is running when opened.

    This tutorial will show you how to open the charms to search, share, print, and more in Windows 10.

    For more information about Charms, see: Use the charms

    Note   Note
    The charms bar will stay open until you either click/tap on a charm or on an empty area of the screen.

    You can also use the up and down arrow keys and Enter to select and open a charm.

    Charm Shortcut Keys and Descriptions

    Search (Windows+Q) – Search for anything. You can search just the app you're in (like finding a specific message in Mail), search another app (look up something on the Internet), or you can search your entire PC (for an app, setting, or file).

    Share (Windows+H) – Share files and info with people you know or send info to another app, without leaving the app you're in. You can email photos to your mom, update your Facebook status, or send a link to your note–taking app.

    Start (Windows) – Get to your Start screen. Or if you're already on Start, you can use this charm to go back to the last app you were in.

    Devices (Windows+K) – Use all of the devices that are connected to your PC, both wired and wireless. You can print from an app, sync with your phone, or stream your latest home movie to your TV.

    Settings (Windows+I) – Change settings for apps and your PC. You'll find settings, help, and info for the app you're in, plus common PC settings—network connection, volume, brightness, notifications, power, and keyboard. These PC settings are the same no matter where you are in Windows, but the app settings are different in every app. You can also change settings for your PC when you select Change PC settings. It's where you change your lock screen picture, manage notifications, and more.

    EXAMPLE: Charms in Windows 10

    Open Charms in Windows 10-charms_bar.jpg
    Open Charms in Windows 10-start_charms_bar.jpg

    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2, 3, 4, or 5 below for how you would like to open the charms.

    2. Press the Windows + C keys.


    On PCs with a touchscreen, swipe inward from the right edge of the screen.


    4. If you have a touchpad with edge swipes enabled, then swipe inward from the right edge of the touchpad.


    5. While you have any modern screen (ex: PC settings) or universal Windows apps (formally called modern apps) open, click/tap on the options Open Charms in Windows 10-options_button.jpg “hamburger-style” (three lines) icon. (see screenshot below)

    Open Charms in Windows 10-app_options.jpg

    That's it,

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