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    Lightbulb Do You Know These 2?

    When in an APP and > Charms, Search applies to within that APP. Example: > NEWS APP > Charms, in Search type Calgary, immediately shows all Calgary News items.

    When in an APP and > Charms > Settings, ALL menu items that show pertain to 'options' or 'controls' for that APP.

    When in an APP, everything in Charms is geared to that APP.
    AND, when in an APP, Win+I pops out ITS Charms Bar. This applies to Desktop, also.

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    I mentioned this before, but it has been quite some time so putting it up again is a good thing. On the basic Win 8 Style (Metro) screen, Charms gives top level controls, but in the apps, Charms gives you the controls for that app.
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    Actually, you don't even need to go to the charms bar to search some apps. In the Windows Store, just start typing your search argument and you will search the Windows Store.
    Also, right clicking an App will give you some settings for the App. This is another usability issue with TIFKAM. you don't know if a setting you are looking for is in right click or the search charm.
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    Please note, the OP has received an important additional piece of info.

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    I think I am getting quite familiar with Win 8 and yet there have been a couple of new things I found just in the last couple of days. Discovering some of these hidden gems has been quite a fun adventure.
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    Search in Windows 8 is indeed context-sensitive. Additionally, Metro Apps are self-contained inside of ACL security containers. This makes Search limited to inside the App only as long as you have the Windows Focus within the App. It's a Walled Garden in there, for good security and privacy reasons.
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    I'm noticing more & more are 'seeing' that there really, actually are a plethora of virtues to Windows 8; cool things beyond the front door.

    We've been trying to convey this message from a long time. That there are (heaps of) good reasons for 8 and things that set it apart from & above operating systems of the past.

    As I've said before, as time goes along the rhetoric is changing... less arbitrary negatives & more positive comments on tangible, realized points that make Win8 worthwhile. There is a visible change in remarks since Oct. 26th.

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    Amen to that, Drew. And good riddance to the uninformed hating on Windows 8.
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    Many of the naysayers in the print media seem to be changing their tunes. Not all but many. It also seems many of the negative comments here have toned down as well, not all but many.
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    I did think or hope some of the ( to be nice, tactful about it) din would ebb. As I said a few months ago, once the dust settles & we move beyond or see past ranting about start stuff the favourable realizations might grow. I think as others pick up on all the "I Have Windows 8 & all this & that is actually pretty cool & I'm impressed w/ better performance" editorials, it will impact in positive ways on the 'attitude' towards Windows 8 and perceptions of Windows 8.

    And, yes, Bob, it would come as a relief... all the myth based, whinging & bashing has been tiring.

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    Windows 8 -- It is what it is. It is here and it isn't going away. So let's just get used to using it and get on with our lives.
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    Absolutely, Bob, I could not agree with you more emphatically.

    I have expressed the same a few times. Problem has been retorts saying people's fault-finding is not being taken seriously, at that point they should turn to the Serenity Prayer.

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    As should you, Drew, in many of your posts. No disrespect intended.
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