iOS vs Windows 8 RT (Hidden Elements)

So I noticed some discussion on this topic earlier so I thought I would make a list of the hidden UI elements of iOS and Windows 8 RT to compare them.

UPDATE: I have included some comparisons to Windows 7 after I saw some comments. Not a hard change since Windows 8 and RT are similar. iOS is of course not really comparable to Windows 7 but whatever.

- Get to the Home Screen:

  • iOS- Press Hardware Home button.
  • Windows 8/RT- Press Hardware Home button or swipe from left, tap Start
  • Windows 7- Click bottom right corner of task bar.

-To Shut Down the Device:

  • iOS- Hold sleep hardware button down for 3-5 seconds then swipe to power off.
  • Windows 8/RT- Swipe from left, tap setting, tap power and choose shutdown.
  • Windows 7- Press Start button near the bottom left of desktop, press shut down.

-Turn Off Running Apps:

  • iOS- Double press hardware home button, hold down any app until red button appears, tap a red button on every running app.
  • Windows 8/RT- While running app swipe and drag from the top to the bottom of the screen. This must be done for each app to close.
  • Windows 7- Click little red X in the top right of any running program. (Many other ways including task manger and right clicking running programs on task bar.)

-Search for files/apps:

  • iOS- While on home swipe left to right, tap search bar and type.
  • Windows 8/RT- While on home screen type and search will start, Or swipe from left and tap search.
  • Windows 7- Press Start button in bottom left hand corner, click in search box start typing.

-Switching apps w/out going to home screen:

  • iOS- Double press hardware home button, select app.
  • Windows 8/RT- Swipe from left to cycle apps, or swipe from left and back to bring up app list and select.
  • Windows 7- Select from running apps from the task bar.

This is just short list I am sure there are more. Just goes to show you there is a learning curve for everything.