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When multiple Metro-style apps are open, you use another gesture—a quick swipe in from the left edge of the screen—to switch between apps. (The familiar Alt+Tab and Windows key+tab shortcuts work as well.)
Of course, you can use the familiar pinch gesture to zoom in or out in photos, web pages, and other places where that option makes sense.
If you tap a finger anywhere that accepts alphanumeric input, you’ll see an on-screen keyboard like the one shown here. Windows 8 bears a striking number of visual similarities to the Windows Phone OS.
One innovation that should win at least a few fans is the option to reconfigure the keyboard so that its keys are evenly split between the left and right halves. This should please thumb typists.