|5 tips to get more out of Windows 8|
When Windows 8 was released last year, many viewed it as a drastic departure from the more traditional versions of Windows, such as Windows 7. The new interface is reminiscent of the mobile operating systems and comes with a bit of a learning curve. Some business owners and managers may be at a loss as to how to get the most out of the new operating system, but there’s no need to worry, as help is at hand.
Here are five tips that can help you get the more out of Windows 8.
You can activate GodMode by creating a new folder and adding the following code, with the period and curly brackets, at the end of the name:
As soon as you click anywhere outside of the folder, it should change icons. Opening the folder will bring up a list of close to a dozen settings options. You will notice numbers beside each entry, indicating how many settings are inside that specific category.
Bring back the Start button
You can get Windows 8 to show the Start button by:
1. Right-clicking on the Taskbar which is the bar located at the bottom of your screen.
2. Selecting Toolbars followed by New Toolbar.
3. Navigating to:
4. Selecting Select Folder with the Start Menu folder selected.
Utilize the Quick Access Menu
The best thing about this feature is that it will work in both the more traditional Desktop and the new tile based Start screen as well.
Shut down Metro apps
If you aren’t using a particular app, or don’t use it on a regular basis, then you should close it. This can be done by hovering your mouse over the left side of the screen to bring up the Open Apps bar, right-clicking on an app and selecting Close.
This will speed up any search you execute for programs, apps, files, etc. on your computer.
If you are looking for more tips and tricks to help you get more out of Windows 8, please contact us today to see how we can help.
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