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80 Windows 8 Tips (Part 2)
GMcyberDate: Wednesday, 2013-09-04, 10:32 PM | Message # 1
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41 Install Updates

Regular updates for installed apps. In the Home screen, you can easily see if there are apps available through the tile of the Windows Store. In the right corner is the number of available updates is shown. To install the updates, open the Windows Store, and click in the upper right to Updates. Select the apps for which you want to install the updates. Then click Install.

42 Importing photos
 
   

The Photos app shows you pictures from different locations such as SkyDrive and Facebook. Also local photos are shown. Do you have some pictures to other devices, such as phones and cameras are, then you can import it directly from the Photos app. Open the app and the command bar at the bottom of the screen (right click on a blank area of ​​the window or press Windows key + Z). Choose Import. Make sure the device is turned on and connected. Select the device and follow the steps in the wizard.

43 More with photos

View a photo via the Photos app, you can here them perform different actions. Open your favorite picture and click it with the right to the command bar to open. Click Set as. You can then use the selected image on the lock screen (choose Lock Screen), the default image for the tile (choose App-tile) and set it as background for the app itself (select App-background). Handy! Incidentally, you can find the same command bar the ability to view the photos as a slide show.

44 Web pages fastening

If you are viewing a website with the app version of Internet Explorer, you favorite websites easily attach to your Home screen or add to the favorites list. Visit the website, click the Website button fastening. You can now choose between Securing to Start, and Add to Favorites. Next to it you can find a button (Tools pages), which are the desktop version of Internet Explorer opens and the open web searching.

45 Multiple email accounts

The Mail app works with a standard email account. You can, however, add more and this from the same Mail app manage. Open the Mail app, press the Windows key + I for the settings window. Select Accounts / Add an account. Then choose which account you want to add. You can choose between Hotmail, Outlook and Google. Do you have an email account from another provider (eg your ISP), then you choose Other Account. By default, Windows will ask for the username and password and then tries itself to the server to retrieve data there. If not, choose Show more details and fill all server data itself.

46 E-mail accounts

Linked email accounts you manage. So you can provide them with an alternative name and you can specify how new e-mail should be handled. In the list of accounts, click the account that you want to manage. The available settings appear. In the window give you when new e-mail to be downloaded, how far back messages must be downloaded and or external images may be downloaded. Furthermore, the possibility to send an e-mail signature set. Also you give in this window, or e-mail messages may be displayed in Windows. The latter option is particularly useful if you have multiple accounts, but not to each account continuously informed you of new messages.

47 Specific settings

Each app has the same structure. This means that specific settings for an app always in the same manner requested. While in the app on the key Windows key + I and the settings window appears. Here you will find the specific settings. Incidentally, you can use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Z always request the command bar. Also it contains settings that depend on the opened app.

48 Custom colors in calendar

In the Calendar app lets you view multiple calendars. For example, Hotmail, Outlook and Google. Each (and related agreements) will have its own color, so you can see from the agenda, the information comes. You can choose the colors. Open the Calendar app and open the settings bar (Windows key + I). Go to Options. In this window you can specify the desired color per agenda. Also you have the possibility to certain agendas (temporarily) to hide. Move the slider to Off in the Show option.

Figure 49 Selecting the Sources

The Photos app displays images from different sources, such as Facebook and SkyDrive. You can control which resources the app will be shown. Open the Photos app and go to the Settings window (Windows key + I). Choose Options. Go to the section Photos and videos from. Remove the uncheck the components you do not want to display. You can choose from Image Library, SkyDrive, Facebook, and Flickr Desktop. With Facebook and Flickr have also the possibility to privacy settings to refine. Click Options behind one of the two services to the settings you have made.

50 Safe Search

Deeply hidden but handy: the Bing app for Windows 8 is a lot more child-friendly than it first appears. You simply can turn on a filter, allowing results to be adapted to the user. Open the Bing app and press Windows key + I.Choose Safe Search. By default, the filter is set to Medium. Here are pictures and images suitable only for adults filtered. To activate a higher level, you choose Strictly. Here, text, graphics and photos from the filtered results.Would you have no filter, you choose Off. Through the Settings window you can also specify whether the search history may be stored (using the Search History section). In the same window you can delete the current search history.

51 Remember or not?

Windows remembers which items you most shares. Previously shared items, so you can use it again next time.Also be the most used apps to share, the top of the app list. Do not get this need? Turn these features off. In the section PC settings you choose Sharing. Do not you want the most used app is displayed? Move the slider from top to Most Used apps in the app list. Do you not think there is shown a list of items that you like the most shares? Move the slider to off at a list of the items that I most part.

52 Desktop View

If you have opened many windows desktop, the desktop is no longer visible. In Windows 7, you can quickly view the desktop via a button at the far right of the taskbar. In Windows 8 this option seems no longer present, but appearances are deceiving. Right-click on the Windows taskbar. Select Properties. On the Taskbar tab, put a check mark in the option With Peek preview the desktop when you move the mouse to the Show desktop button at the end of the taskbar. Confirm by clicking on OK. The feature has been added.

53 No notifications

It is always nice to be regularly disturbed by reports of an app or Windows itself. You can temporarily disable notifications. Choose the right bar for Settings. Click the Notifications. You can now choose one of the following options: Hide 8 hours, 3 hours and 1 hour hide hide. You will not be bothered anymore.

54 System Utilities show

By default, the system utilities (such as Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, and Disk Cleanup) is not displayed in the Start screen. You can explicitly enable. In the Home screen, open the sidebar. Select Settings and then click Tiles. Turn the switch (with the option System Utilities Display) to. Return to the Start screen. The parts are shown.You would be wise to herself still below into a binder (for example, that System Utilities calls). By default, Windows displays them as unfortunately all loose tiles, making the Home screen rather cluttered.

55 Hidden menu

Despite the absence of the classic Start menu, Windows 8 is still a hidden menu in store. This menu gives you access to components such as Control Panel, Windows Explorer, the Run window (very important for advanced users!) And the Command Line. Press the key combination Windows key + X. The menu appears in the lower left corner.

56 Restart

Are you still looking for the power button in Windows 8? These are the creators nice tucked away in the belief that modern PCs and tablets easily be closed, deactivated via a button or simply switched on continuously.Disappeared, the options for shutdown, hibernate and restart fortunately not. Open bar on the right of the screen and select Settings. Click On / Off. Then you can use the PC in sleep mode, restart and disable. Through the desktop you call the classic menu by pressing Alt + F4.

57 No more lock

In Windows 8 Pro you can use Group Policy to disable the lock screen. Press Windows Key + R and type Gpedit.msc. Click OK. Go to Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Control Panel / Personalization / lock screen does not show. Double click on it and choose Enabled. In all versions of Windows 8 you can either lock the screen when the login screen away. This, press Windows Key + R and type netplwiz. Click OK. Uncheck the option Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

Figure 58 Setting the Password

Windows password protect? Hopelessly outdated! Do you have picture password? You choose a picture and determine what parts of the image you tap or click. On this basis unlock your PC. In the Home screen, open the Charms bar. Choose Settings / PC settings. Select Users and click Set an image password. Now you type your password, and then choose an image. Then make a gesture on the screen, which you in the future can unlock the PC.

59 PIN

In Windows 8, you do not have to settle for security using a password or click patterns. You can also use a PIN. In the section PC Settings for Users and choose the Notification Options section, then for a PIN. First enter your current password. You can then select the desired PIN.

60 Account Settings Manage

The Microsoft account plays an important role in Windows 8. You can change the account settings for this account settings. Go to PC Settings / User / More account settings online. Here you can specify which alerts you want to receive and any other accounts you want to link to your Microsoft account.61 Switching to local account

Windows standard uses a Microsoft account. The advantage is that you can synchronize important settings between multiple PCs with Windows 8, as elsewhere in this article. Mandatory use of an online account is not. You can switch to a local account. Proceed to PC Settings to Users. Then click the Switch to a local account. Would you use an online account, but not just that the settings are being synced? Go to PC Settings / Your sync settings and move the slider from the Settings option on this PC sync.

62 Synchronizing
 

You can change your Microsoft account online store, so settings are synchronized with other computers. You can decide what is or is not shared. In the Home screen, open the Charms bar and then choose Settings / PC settings / Your sync settings. In the section to Synchronize settings give you a part of it must be synchronized. So you can choose whether your desktop settings should be shared and if you browser settings (such as history and favorites) also should be available on the other computers.

63 Task Manager

The familiar Windows Task Manager 8 is quite the makeover. Using this feature you can see which programs are running, which apps running in the background and how the various components of the PC (like CPU, and network) are taxed. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to exit the Task Manager menu. The tab App history shows how much each app is levied upon the processor and the network. Additionally you can see here how much data is used to update the tiles. Useful if you are abroad rely on costly roaming access. On the Processes tab shows all active processes how the PC is addressed. The familiar tab with all processes from previous Windows versions is housed on the Details tab.

64 Even more overview

Also interesting to the new Task Manager's Performance tab. Here for all major components (processor, memory, disk and network) how it is handled. If you frequently use Task Manager, you can use the window so that the 'superfluous' toolbars are hidden. Open the Performance tab, and then double-click the left column. Now only the performance of the individual parts are shown. Double click again to the toolbars to display. The same trick can be applied to the graphs on the right of the window. Double click this to only these graphs show.

65 An apple a day

Know your File history already? Windows keeps track of the changes you have made to files. Have you made an adjustment here and regret, then you thanks File history back to a previous version of the document. Open the Control Panel and select System and Security / File history. Click Enable. Also interesting is the left column of the window, where you can find additional options. Here you can select the drive for File history but also exclude specific folders. The Advanced settings determine how often copies of files are stored and how large the cache may be. Through the same part you have access to the logs, which you can look up recent events.

66 Managing Storage

In companies often use RAID, the technology that allows data to be spread across multiple disks. In Windows 8 is a feature that allows your files on two or more drives can store, so you are protected against disk failure. If there is insufficient disk space arises, you can add more drives. Open the Control Panel and select System and Security.Click on Manage Storage. The first time you choose a new storage group and create. Windows looks for the function which disks are eligible. Follow the steps in the wizard.

67 Nice clean start

You undoubtedly know the evil: the PC will eventually slow or begins to act up. Then just reinstall everything? In Windows 8 will have the option to renew the PC without it affecting your files. The machine is then returned to the factory settings, but items such as photos, music, videos and other personal files are preserved. In the Home screen opens your Charms bar and then choose Settings. Click PC settings. Select the General section and scroll to the section PC refresh without impacting on files. Click the Getting Started. Then follow the steps in the wizard.

68 Start all over

Do you need a completely new PC, then you can delete all files and reinstall Windows. This is useful if you sell your computer or with a completely clean slate to start with. In Windows 8, this option separately installed. In the Home screen, open the Charms bar and then choose Settings. Click PC settings. Go to the General section and scroll to the section Delete all and reinstall Windows. Then click the Get started button. A wizard guides you through the process.

69 Default Programs select

Where possible you want Windows to use the new apps. For example, when viewing an image. Open an image, then the Pictures app open. What was wrong with Windows Photo Viewer? You can re-educated by the Windows Control Panel to Programs / Default Programs and to go there on your default programs click. Select the program you want to use for example, pictures and videos.

70 Auto adjust maintenance

Very nice, that Windows common maintenance tasks (such as security and disk optimization) performs, but you may not agree with the standard time of three hours at night. You can customize happy. Open Action Center (click on the flag in the System Tray and choose Open Action Center). Fold in the Maintenance section. With Automatic Maintenance, Maintenance settings you choose. Select the desired time with the option to perform maintenance tasks daily 03.00. Also place immediately uncheck the Allow the computer for scheduled maintenance is activated when it is connected at the scheduled time. Satisfied? Confirm by clicking on OK.

71 New features add

Over time, new features are added to Windows, which you can purchase. Thus the great absentee Media Center in Windows 8, but this package will still be available via a paid extension. You can also a version of Windows 8 upgrade to a higher edition, while preserving your data. Open the Control Panel and select System and Security / System. In the main window, click the More parts available with a different edition of Windows. A wizard opens.This asks for the product key that you may have purchased or give you the opportunity to buy new features.

72 Graphical functions determine

You can add more to the graphics settings Customize Windows than it first appears. In Control Panel, choose System and Security / System. Click in the left pane, click Advanced system settings. Choose the Advanced tab and click Settings (in the box Performance). On the Visual Effects tab, choose Custom. You can then specify whether each security it may or may not be used. Additionally, you can choose a preset list of settings. For example, choose Best Fit or Best performance. Satisfied? Click OK.

73 Wireless devices manage

Modern laptops and tablets have different wireless options, including Bluetooth. You might want to not always use all wireless capabilities, eg when you only want to use wifi and no bluetooth. In the section PC settings you choose Wireless. When wireless devices read the parts are there (eg wifi and bluetooth). Use the slider controls for each component whether or not be used.

74 Not Sync

If you use the feature to synchronize settings, it is wise to set that Windows can not synchronize using a connection to data limit (eg if you are abroad). You can synchronize settings automatically pause at such moments. In the section PC settings you choose for your sync settings. In the section Synchronizing via connections datalimit put the slide out to Settings sync via connections with data limit. The same is done for the option Synchronize Settings via connections with unlimited data, even while roaming.

75 Run as Administrator

Some programs and apps make demands on the user account with which you perform them. So it can happen that an app only works well if the rights of Administrator is running. Right-click on the tile of the app, so the command bar appears. Then select Run as Administrator. Through the same window you can specify the file location of the app view (choose Open File Location) and the app itself forced into a new window (choose New Window).

76 HomeGroup activate

Home Groups, known from Windows 7, are still present in Windows 8. If you have a Windows 8 PC recording in an existing home network with a homegroup active, this is noted by Windows. The computer is not automatically added to the homegroup. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to add manually. In the Home screen, open the Charms bar and then choose Settings / PC settings. Go to the section HomeGroup. Windows detects that there is a home group. Enter the password and click Join.

77 Home Group setting

Is the Windows 8 PC once added to the homegroup, you can determine which parts of the computer accessible to others. In the Libraries section and devices (via PC Settings / Home Group), specify the switches to which resources may be shared. By default, Windows will not allow other devices on the network (such as televisions and game consoles) can play media content. That's a shame. Do you want to do, then put in the Media section devices the switch to On. You can at any time leave the homegroup. Extremely bottom of the settings window, the Exit button. Click to terminate the account.

78 Working with ISO files

ISO files are natively supported by Windows 8. This means that you can open an ISO file and its contents can view using Windows Explorer. The operation is simple: open Windows Explorer and double click on the iso file. The content is immediately visible. There are more possibilities: if you connect the ISO file (giving it a drive letter assigned and you file as an individual disk access) and you can burn to disc. Select the iso file. In the ribbon at the top, click on Tools disk image files. Want a letter to the iso file assign, then you choose Attach. Would you like iso burn a disk, then you need to burn.

79 Still Media Center

Windows Media Center in Windows 8 seems to have died a quiet death. Appearances are deceptive. The component is actually available, but you will do this separately in their pockets. Media Center is only available for users of Windows 8 Pro and or via a (paid) multimedia package that you can purchase separately. Once installed, available to you again about Media Center. The implementation is identical to Media Center in Windows 7.

80 Flight mode

You may already know the option of your smartphone: the airplane mode. Either: temporarily disabling all communications antennas. Windows 8 also includes a flight mode, you can easily activate. Open bar on the right and select Settings. Then click the Network button. A list of available networks appears. Extremely top activate the flight mode. Return the switch to components such as wifi and bluetooth back on
 
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