While using Windows 8.1's new interface in a traditional way might require some time to accommodate, the tasks of navigating through the operating system and its new apps can be simplified by using the keyboard shortcuts that Microsoft has made available. The shortcuts shared in this article were chosen by us while thinking what apps or settings you might access or use on a regular basis. They are simple enough to be easily grasped by anyone and they will help you be more productive in your daily tasks.
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One of our readers asked us to share all the Windows tools you can use to take quick screenshots of your screen. We've done a bit of testing and experimentation and we've found six different ways for taking all kinds of screenshots, without using third-party programs. Here's how to take screenshots in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 comes with a bundle of many apps, from Sports and News to Finance and Health & Fitness. Chances are you are going to stumble upon some interesting content while using these apps, and you may want to quickly share a screenshot with it. Traditionally this meant using the PrtScn key, saving the screenshot in an image editor and then using another program to email the screenshot. Sounds like too much hassle, right? One of the great things about working with modern apps in Windows 8.1 is that you can quickly share screenshots with anyone. Here’s how it works.
I bet most of you enjoy watching movies on your computers and devices, both when at home and while travelling. With the help of the Video app you can watch all kinds of movies both from your PC and your tablet. This friendly modern app also enables you to organize your movies in a digital library. Without further ado, let's see how to use the Video app to play your local video library.
In this guide you will learn how to run a task on demand, how to end, disable, import, export and delete an existing task. To make things clearer, I will also share usage examples, so that you can make the best of this powerful tool - the Task Scheduler.
Windows 8.1 includes a reasonably large bundle of apps when you install it. One of these apps is Sound Recorder. This is a very interesting app that allows you to record sounds, trim their length, save them and share them with your friends. Let's take a closer look at the Sound Recorder app and see how to use it.
To help you become productive when using the Start screen, I would like to show how to pin almost everything you need: Windows 8.1 apps, desktop applications, folders, libraries, network locations, websites and control panel items. Here's how it is all done:
Aside from setting alarms, the Alarms app in Windows 8.1 also allows you to set timers and provides a stopwatch that you can use to track laps and splits. Let's see how to use the timers and the stopwatch in Windows 8.1.
When you buy an Xbox One console you receive a 14-days Xbox One Live Gold free trial that you can use to access all the console's feature. You might also receive a code to activate a game for free, depending on the Xbox One edition you have purchased. For example, I bought an Xbox One Fifa 14 Special edition which includes a card with details for activating Fifa 14 on my console. Here's how to activate both your Xbox One Live Gold free trial and any game you might have purchased with or without your console.
If you are looking for an easy way to use your Windows 8.1 device to keep track of time during certain activities, the operating system offers an easy and friendly way of doing this - the Alarms app. It enables you to set alarms, timers or use a stopwatch for managing your time, waking up for work in the morning or even timing your favorite activities. In this first article dedicated to the Alarms app, we are going to learn how to set up an alarm, how to remove one and how to stop it from ringing. Let's see what the Alarms app has to offer.
In this tutorial, we'll cover some more advanced topics about Windows Journal, like making your own templates, sending your notes as emails and how to view them. The instructions being shared apply to both Windows 7 and Windows 8, so don't hesitate to read this guide indifferent of the Windows version you are using.
Today we're going to take a look at two important features of the Reading List app: share and sync. They might be either a deal breaker or a deal maker in using this app. Reading List allows you to share the content you add to it with your friends. It also allows you to synchronize the its content across Windows 8.1 devices, so you can add an article to Reading List on your computer and read it on your way to work, on your tablet, for example. Let's see how sharing and synchronizing is done.