When you first use Windows 8, you will have a hard time figuring out how to shut down or restart your computer. That’s why I decided to share this guide and help you out. You will surely find it useful so read on. You’ll discover a few cool ways to do this.
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Even though I’ve been using a Windows Phone 7.5 for a while, it took me a while to find a fast way to switch between apps. Initially, I just tapped the Back button until I got to the app I wanted to switch to. This works but it is not a fast way to switch between apps. There had to be a better method. Luckily, one day, I discovered it by pure accident. And I loved it! It works just like the Alt-Tab in Windows.
One thing I do not appreciate about Windows 8 is that it makes it hard to open the PC Settings panel - the touch friendly alternative to the classic Control Panel. In the end you will figure it out but it should have been a lot easier. That’s why I decided to share the five ways I found for opening it. I’m sure many Windows 8 users will find this guide useful.
The Start screen is the most important novelty in Windows 8. Even though accessing it is easy, figuring out all the ways to launch it can take some work and experimentation. That’s why I decided to create this guide and show all the ways to access it.
While I like the modern interface in Windows 8, there is one thing I definitely do not like about it: you cannot create any desktop shortcuts to different apps and configuration panels, including the new PC Settings. That’s why I decided to create my own special shortcut, which involved a bit of custom scripting.
We are all used with the old and familiar desktop shortcuts on our Windows computers. But with the new Windows 8, we got a new way of launching and organizing things: it is named tiles. What are they, what do they do, what’s the difference between them and the classic desktop shortcuts and what are the options for customizing them? These are the questions I will answer in today’s article.
Windows 8 is an operating system optimized for use on a wide range of devices. Whether you’re using a Windows desktop computer, a tablet or even a phone, Windows 8 has you covered. While many features will be accessible across all platforms, some tasks may be easier done on one form of device or another. This can be seen with a task as simple as signing in.
On a standard desktop operating system, you’ll select your account and type in a password. Using a full-sized keyboard this is the fastest and easiest way to do the job. But what happens when you’re on a tablet or phone? Suddenly, typing your secure password with varying cases, symbols and numbers is a bit of a headache. To alleviate this potential pain, Microsoft has included a number of sign-in options that you can configure. Read on to learn what these options are and how to take advantage of them.
In this article I will show you how to setup Windows 7 and Windows 8 so that it will log you in automatically, without requesting you to type your user account password every time. Even though this tutorial can be found on many other sites, we decided to publish it as well. The problem with other similar guides is the fact that they are not complete and fail to give you all the information you must know. Therefore I will try to guide you through all the steps and share with you all the information you need to know, in order not to deteriorate your computing experience.
Sometimes, having a bunch of different things in the same place, randomly put together is not a good idea, as it may prove difficult to find what you need. And this is how the Start screen in Windows 8 will be after you install all the apps you want to use. You will have loads and loads of shortcuts on it. Luckily, to help users be more organized and productive, Windows 8 makes it easy to organize shortcuts into groups, so that it will be easier to find what you’re looking for. In this tutorial, I will show how to group pinned apps on the Start screen and how to name groups of shortcuts.
Do you want to use the Windows 8 logo as an icon on your computer? Are you interested in using other icons found in the final version of Windows 8? We extracted, converted and packaged together some of the Windows 8 specific icons, in a way that works on all versions of Windows and other non-Microsoft operating systems. Check them out!
One of the most important features in Windows 8 are the new Charms. "Charms"... in Windows? It sounds strange! Right?
Well... we are not here to debate if they are named in a funny way or not, but to share everything you need to know about them. Here’s the ultimate guide to using the Charms in Windows 8: how to access them, what they do and how to use them. If you plan to use Windows 8 any time in the future, don’t miss this article.
The Narrator program, one of several Ease of Access tools, can be used to read aloud text that appears on your screen. This can be useful for people who have vision or language issues and prefer to hear rather than to read. In this article we will go over how to access Narrator, what options it has available, and some basic shortcuts that will make it easier to use.