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Posted July 23, 2013 by

Windows 8.1: Hide Library Folders in My Computer

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Library folders such as Downloads, Music, Pictures, Documents, and Videos have been moved to the center view when browsing My Computer with Windows 8.1. Now appearing above the drives, these useful folders were in the left sidebar in the previous versions. Although they can be collapsed by clicking on the Folders option at the top, […]

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Posted July 21, 2013 by

Windows 8.1: Disable Hot Corners

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Windows 8 lets users take advantage of the corners of the screen to switch between apps or access common settings faster. However, this feature mostly targets touch screen users, so normal desktop users may not find it useful. If you do not use the feature, you can disable it to prevent accidental clicks when you […]

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Posted July 20, 2013 by

Windows 8.1: High Contrast Theme

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If your Windows 8 tablet is running out of battery or you need better screen readability when you use it under direct sunlight, you can switch from a normal modern theme to a high contrast theme.

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Posted July 16, 2013 by

Windows 8.1: Customize the Start Screen

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As an improvement from Windows 8, Windows 8.1 includes better Start screen customization settings, including animated backgrounds, tile grouping and more tile sizes. This tutorial is a comprehensive guide which you can use to give your Start screen a whole new look.

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Posted July 16, 2013 by

Windows 8.1: Play a Slide Show on the Lock Screen

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In Windows 8.1, customization has been greatly improved in many respects. One of them is that users are now able to set the lock screen to play a slide show from multiple folders, instead of just one picture. This tutorial will help you set up the slide show for the lock screen.

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Posted July 12, 2013 by

Windows 8.1: Schedule Quiet Hours to Disable Notifications

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During working hours or during sleep hours, you may want to turn off all notifications on your laptop or tablet to avoid disruption. Instead of manually turning off notifications for every single app, you can turn on the Quiet hours feature in the system setting so that all notifications during that period will be muted […]

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Posted July 12, 2013 by

Windows 8.1: How to Boot Directly to Desktop

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Unlike Windows 8, which forces you to see the Start screen every time your computer is booted up, Windows 8.1 has the option to jump directly to the traditional desktop.

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Posted June 19, 2013 by

Windows 8: Create a Shortcut for Shutdown and Restart

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As everybody knows, the Start menu has been removed from Windows 8. Many people who have been avid users of previous Windows version find it difficult to navigate through the system. Creating shortcuts to power down or reboot the operating system makes living without the Start menu a little easier.

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Posted May 19, 2013 by

Windows 8: Allow Applications to Display Notifications on the Lock Screen

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Having important notifications displayed on your lock screen is a good way always to be informed of what you need to do. Simply glance at your lock screen to know exactly what is going on.

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Posted May 15, 2013 by

Windows 8: Sync App Licenses

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One of the most common problems for Windows 8 apps is that sometimes the apps are out of sync and not up-to-date. This problem may be caused by the sync process not working properly. Before reaching out for further help, you should manually sync the license to see if this fixes the problem.

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