The charms bar appears on the right side of the screen when you slide in from the corner with your thumb or move your mouse to the upper right hand corner. In this particular case, I can relate to why MS put it where it is and not allow people to move it around. A while back, I published an app on the android market with a calculator. One upgrade, I made the calculator float so that the user could move it anywhere. You'd think that making it an option for people to move it around would be welcomed, right? Nope. Got a couple hate mails and bad reviews. Some people demanded that I put it back the way it was. After that, I concluded that people are idiots. They're like children. You give them options and they won't know what to do with them. I beg to differ. I'm shocked. No more tea party rhetoric? Good job! And you conveniently left that out when you mentioned it. Sure, someone like me who have worked in IT for years would see right past your straw man rhetoric. But to most users, they'll take this to heart. They'll think the desktop environment is gone forever. And that big brother MS is holding a gun to their heads forcing them to work in metro. You specifically said that android can multitask better than 8 (in metro). Why don't you install android on your desktop and work with it? Prove that you are right. Show us that android is better at multi-tasking than metro's split screen. No one is forcing you to work in metro. Desktop environment is there. I still don't understand this logic. Please explain in detail for me what's wrong with windows 8 desktop environment. Forget everything else above. Just focus on this one point. What's wrong with working in the desktop environment of windows 8? I'm using it right now with photoshop, visual studio, gimp, vlc (movie), word, excel, notepad, and dropbox. Please explain to me how is it possible for me to work with all these heavy duty apps running when you keep insisting that the desktop environment is dead.