Where Is the Start Icon Located on Windows 8?


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The Start icon for Windows 8 is located in the lower left portion of the screen, and it can also be accessed by pressing the Windows key on the keyboard. On a touchscreen monitor, a Start icon appears when the user swipes in from the right edge of the display.

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Right clicking on the Start icon displays power options, the Device Manager, the Control Panel and the Task Manager.

The Start screen in Windows 8 replaces the functionality of the previous Start menu. The same programs that previously were accessible by pressing the Start menu now are apps on the main Start screen.

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