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Forum » Operating System Zone » Windows 8 » 80 Windows 8 Tips (Part 1)
80 Windows 8 Tips (Part 1)
GMcyberDate: Wednesday, 2013-09-04, 10:27 PM | Message # 1
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Windows 8 has a wealth of new features for both beginners and advanced users. We have eighty of the best tips and tricks for the new operating system to put a row. So you can not only directly with Windows 8 to work, but do you know all the ins and outs directly. This tip is 1-20. Wednesday following tip 21 to 40, and the rest next week.

01 Securing to Start

Items on your desktop, such as folders and the Recycle Bin, you can attach it to the Windows 8 Start screen. So you always have quick access to the sites via its own tile. Right-click the icon and choose Securing to Start. The item is immediately available on the Home screen. Have you invented later? Right-click on the tile on the Start screen and select Detaching Start (you can find this option in the bar at the bottom). Using the same bar you can also attach the item to the taskbar. Choose On Taskbar.

02 Start Screen classify

There are several options for the format of the Home screen to adjust. Thus, a distinction is made between single and double tiles. A double tile takes up two columns. You can easily double tile narrower: Right-click it and choose in the bar at the bottom to make Kleiner. You can always expand later tile by right clicking on it and choosing Greater making.

03 Grouping

There is little structure in the Start screen. That is better, for example by grouping your applications. For example you can create separate groups for games, business software and other utilities. First place all tiles together a group with which you want to create. Click the minus sign in the bottom right of the screen, so you zoom out. After that you can set an appropriate name. Click on it with the right and select Name to display group. A box will appear where you can specify the group name. Pleasant that you later can zoom in the Start screen, allowing the groups visible.

04 Live-tiles

Apps that make are appropriate, information in the tile display. These are called live tiles. The tile of the Messages app, for example, shows the most recent e-mail, while the tile of the Weather app shows the current weather. The information on the tiles is regularly updated. Do not you want a specific tile live information shows?Click on it with the right and select Live tile off. Henceforth, only the name of the app shown.

05 App notifications under control

Apps can provide all kinds of messages. For example, when you create a new Facebook message receives or when a major news story comes along. By default, all apps show notifications, but you can specify from which apps you want to receive notifications. Open the PC component settings (via the Charms bar on the right side of the screen). Choose Settings / PC settings / notifications. In the Messages section of these apps show you give each app whether you should bother with messages.

06 Apps on the lock screen

Once your Windows or locks are not already logged in, the lock screen. In addition to the date and time you apps important messages to show. For example, how many new messages are received or any upcoming events in your agenda. Open the section PC Settings / Personal settings. By Apps for lock screen, you can see which apps reports may show. Click the plus sign to add a new app. To remove an existing app, click on it and choose for here no status. For some apps you a detailed status on the lock screen (like the calendar). This report you to the section Select an app which you want to view the detailed status.

07 No app notifications

Do you no longer receive notifications of apps? You can completely disable the feature so that no more messages are displayed. In the section PC settings, go to Notifications. In the Notifications section (on the right side of the screen) you set the slider from the App-messages. You can also choose to have the app messages still display, but not on the lock screen. Move the slider to Off to App-display notifications on lock screen. Do you not hear sounds, but still see messages? Move the slider to Off, by Notification Sounds play.

08 Second Display

Through the right bar you can easily extend the desktop to an external monitor. Useful if you give presentations or movie watching. Open the Charms bar, click Devices. A list of peripheral devices appears. Now click on the second screen. Then you can display images on a connected display. You can choose to duplicate the desktop, expand it (so your work surface increases) and only the second monitor. Would you not use the second screen, choose only computer.

09 No personal information

The dynamic tiles of the Home screen display various information. Consider the prices of the Shares app, the latest news from the News app and updates within your social network. If you do not appreciate this and just want to see any personal information, you can choose to delete personal data. In the Home screen, call the bar at the side. Select Settings. At the top of the bar, choose Tiled / Data.

10 Navigating with the keyboard

Of course, the Start screen is clearly designed with touch devices (like a tablet) in mind. Yet you come up with the keyboard and the mouse a long way. To move forward and backward rolls, you can use the mouse wheel. At one time to the end of the list of tiles to scroll, press the End key on the keyboard. Press the Home key at one time to the beginning of the list to roll. Do you want or just out of a list, for example if it has become large, then roll the mouse wheel while you hold the Shift key pressed.

11 Explorer Ribbon

Windows Explorer is now equipped with a ribbon, as you may already know from Office. Ribbon accommodate common file options, such as cut, copy and rename, but also has context-related options. Open a library, it appears the extra tab Utilities for libraries. Click to view the library to manage and optimize the library for specific content. So you can optimize content library for documents, music, pictures and videos. With the button Save new setting, you can specify the default directory to use for storing photos. There is also the Options tab for music or video options. On this tab you can find the options for media playback and add to a playlist.

12 Away with the Ribbon

Are not you liked the Ribbon in Windows Explorer? You can also minimize the Ribbon by clicking on the arrow right of the window that you encounter. The next time you get an Explorer window opens, it is no longer present.

13 Quick Access Toolbar

Top left of the Explorer window is the Quick Access toolbar hidden. This displays options that are commonly used in Explorer. Think about creating a new folder, calling the file properties and giving a new name to the folder. You can add functionality to the Quick Access Toolbar. Click the arrow next to the toolbar (top left of the window). A menu appears. Select which components should be included in the toolbar. You can also replace the toolbar (using the option Show Below the Ribbon).

14 Quick screen shot

A smart, but hidden option in Windows 8: a quick screenshot. With the Print Screen key (also called PrtScn) you made in previous versions of Windows, a quick screenshot of the screen. Do you now the key Windows key + Print Screen, the screen will momentarily flash and the Avatar created automatically saved in the Pictures folder \ Screenshots.

15 Other orientation

Do you use a tablet? You can change the screen orientation of the tablet easily switch between landscape mode and portrait mode. Press the Windows key + O. The screen is flipped.

16 Homesick

The new Start screen and the absence of the Start menu is getting used. You can not get used to? Several software makers play smart in here and bring software that allows you to 'classic' Windows environment can mimic. With RetroUI you can switch between the old and the new Windows environment. You will find the program through http://retroui.com. After you have installed the Windows desktop opens by default when loading Windows. You can further control whether other 'new' parts (like the Charms bar and command bar) can or can not be used. You can try the software seven days, then you pay about four euros.

17 Social networks linking

In Windows 8 has paid much attention to the link with social networks. Once your social network accounts to Windows have paired, are things like status updates and contact information at various points in the system shown. Linking the accounts must still be done. In the Home screen choose for People. In the left pane you see which accounts you can link. For example: Twitter contacts, Exchange contacts and Google contacts. Click View in Settings. After this you can also connect other services, such as Hotmail.

18 Social networks manage

The number of settings for your social networks from Windows itself is relatively limited. Online you can customize a lot more options and you have more control over your account. In the People app, press Windows Key + I to open the settings window. Choose the account. Then click This account online manage. A web page with additional options appears.

19 Direct updates see

When your social networks to Windows have paired, you can directly respond to and communicate with contacts.In the Home screen choose for People. Click the contact with whom you want to communicate. The personal page (with things like updates and photos) is loaded. Left you see the contact options. So you can directly a Facebook message write and send an e-mail. Click successively on Profile View / More details, if you have additional (contact) information you want to see.

20 Posts expand

Via the Messages app, you can communicate with your friends through various channels. So you can link to the app Messenger and Facebook. Linking is relatively simple. Open the Messaging app and press Windows key + I.Select Accounts. An overview of existing links appear. Click Add an Account. Select the account you wish to add and enter the required credentials on the network to connect to the Messages app. Existing networks can manage by clicking.21 Contacts filtering

The People app shows your contacts from different channels, including Hotmail, Facebook and LinkedIn. Other sources, such as Outlook and Google, you can add. This does not mean that you always need to view all contacts.You simply can themselves specify which lists you want to see and what lists you want to hide. Pleasant is that the people still in the search results are displayed, even if the list is hidden. Open the People app and open the settings bar. Choose Options / My Contacts list filtering. Remove the uncheck the following lists that you do not want to show. The lists are immediately hidden, but the results remain the same.

22 Custom Sort Order


default contacts in the People app sorted by first name. Especially with large lists can be useful just to sort by last name. You can change the sort order. In the People app, open the settings bar. Go to Options. Move the slider to the option to sort my contacts by last name.

23 All apps show

Want to see all applications running on your PC are present? There are two ways you can call up this list. In the Start screen of Windows with the rechtermuiskop click on a blank area. In the bar at the bottom click on all apps. The overview is displayed. Rather the keyboard? Press Windows Key + Q. This key can also be used if you have desktop.

24 Removing Apps

Removing apps is faster than desktop software. Right-click on the tile of the app. Choose Uninstall. You can also hide the app, if you do not want to delete, but not prominently want. Click on it with the right and selecting Undock from Start. The app is only visible if you look for it using the search function.

25 Room request

Each apartment occupies space. If storage space is limited, it is useful to find out how much space they take up.In the section PC settings you choose General. Click Appgrootte view. A list of apps (and the corresponding space) appears. Based on this, you can determine which parts are no longer interesting.

26 Direct parts

From many Windows 8 apps you can immediately share units, unless you use an app need to start. Do you have such photos you via SkyDrive app browsing? You can instantly share via email or social networks. Open the folder you want to share and open the Charms bar. Select Sharing. Then choose one of the channels that you want to share, such as E-mail or Persons.

27 No more close

Apps in Windows 8 need not be closed. Once they are not used for some time, they go into a sleep mode. You can download the app quickly recalled when needed, but in sleep is a minimum the burden on system resources.Sometimes it can be useful to an app still explicitly exit. You can do this pressing Ctrl + F4. Even more convenient is the mouse at the top of the window to float (which it changes to a hand) and then the app at the bottom of the screen to scroll: Also Closes the app off. Also useful for touch devices: swipe the app down.

28 No automatic updates

By default, Windows automatically retrieves the latest updates for your apps inside. Do you own this control? You can modify the default behavior. Open the Windows Store and call up the settings bar (Windows key + I). Choose App updates. Move the slider to Off in the Auto download updates for my apps. You can always manually check for the availability of apps. Click Check for Updates.

29 Managing Licenses

Apps that you purchase the Windows Store, you can install on multiple computers. It is allowed to use the app on up to five computers to install. Windows keeps track of the computers where apps are installed. An overview can be requested via the Windows Store. Open the application settings window (Windows key + I) and go to your account. In the section Your PCs, which you see on PCs the apps are installed. You can use the PC that you use to remove from the license list. This is a position Fri Click the Remove button, and then click on Confirm.

30 Full browser

The app version of Internet Explorer (which you can access via the Start screen) is sufficient for visiting websites.However you come across a site that you'd rather visit with familiar desktop version of Internet Explorer? Right-click on a blank area. In the bar at the bottom you will choose Utilities / for pages / On the desktop. The desktop version of Internet Explorer will open and load the page.

31 Smart shortcuts

Keyboard fanatics beware: for Windows 8 are of course again the necessary new shortcuts.

h] 32 Do not search [/ h]
Characteristic of Windows 8 is the fact that the apps can also be used when you do a search. By default, all apps included in the search results. Do you not feel the need to take all the apps in the search results, you can exclude it. In the Home screen, open the Charms bar and choose Settings / PC settings / Search. In this section apps to search, use the sliders to the app you want. Here you will find also other interesting options, such as the popular top notes (via Apps that I find most / top view) and searches for later (via My Searches Save as search suggestion for later).

33 Combine

Did you know that an app does not necessarily need to use full screen? You can have two apps side by side show.Moreover, you can show an app beside a desktop program. With Windows key +. (Or Windows key + Point) can an app to the left or right. Then you can create a desktop program or any other app and open it next show. Note here that this tip only works if the screen has a resolution of at least 1366 x 768.

34 Quick switching between programs

Whether desktop programs or apps open, you can quickly switch between using a new bar on the left of the screen. Move the mouse to the left of the screen and then slide down. An overview of all open programs appears.Click on a window to open. At the bottom you will find the option to open the Home screen or desktop, depending on the current view.

35 Tile

Many apps support 'SnapView. Here, you do not necessarily have the app screen to perform, but you can be a part of the screen confiscation. The remaining space can be used for other programs to run. A program that uses SnapView, adjusts the display also on the space. Example is the Messaging app. Open the app and move the mouse to the top of the screen. Click the left mouse button and drag the app to one side of the screen, where you release the mouse button.

36 Less information for apps

With the advent of apps privacy is more important. The Weather app asks for your current location, for example, while other apps using your name or account picture. Did you have any need, you can use personal data by restricting apps. In PC settings you choose for Privacy. Here you can specify whether location apps you may use (Apps may use my location) and that personal data may be requested (Apps may my name and account picture).

37 SkyDrive optimal use

Windows 8 has a close integration with the SkyDrive online storage. It is a pity, however, that integration is not fully implemented. For example, Windows Explorer no direct link with the service, giving you the opportunity to miss a folder to use that continuously synchronizes with SkyDrive and simply drag files herein. This possibility is there, but will need to add your own handy. Go to http://ct.link.idg.nl/sda and download the app. SkyDrive is then added to the folder structure in Windows Explorer. Click to view the contents of the folder to show.

38 Quick Search

If you are looking for, is searched in default apps, settings and files. At the bottom of the search window is a list of apps displayed. Click on an app to specifically look for that app. You are looking for example "France" and then click on Bing. Bing displays all relevant search results. Do you often have a specific app to search, you can attach it so that it is always visible. Right click on the app and choose Attaching. This now appears always at the top. Conversely, also correct: there are apps that you prefer not to use? Right click on it and choose Hide.

39 Not sharing

Much attention is devoted to the sharing of files, in whatever app you are. See for example photos, you can quickly send a picture without first having to open the Mail app. Not every app supports the sharing of information. Standard support the apps Email, People and SkyDrive sharing information. You can decide which apps may share information. In the section PC Settings, choose Sharing. With these apps to share, you use the sliders to each app to indicate whether this is allowed.

40 No spellcheck

Spelling errors you find in Windows 8 apps will be corrected automatically by the operating system. Also spelling errors highlighted. You often work in another language and you do not need the markers, you can disable the spellchecker. In the section PC settings you choose General. Scroll to the section Spelling. Depending on the need, you can use the sliders to disable the options Misspellings automatically correct spelling errors and highlight.
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