The ‘Windows 8’ Archives
Posted October 27, 2014 by

Microsoft Windows: Force Windows to Show File Names with Extensions


The default setting of Windows is not to show file extensions. Getting the operating system to show file names with extensions all the time is actually beneficial. It helps us easily identify the types of files we have, and we can quickly rename an extension, if needed.

Posted October 19, 2014 by

How Do I Free Up Space on My C Drive?


If your C drive is getting full, follow the steps in this tutorial to erase unnecessary files, and free up drive space.

Posted July 22, 2014 by

View and Edit Two Files Side By Side in SQL Server and Notepad++

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Notepad++ is the editor that programmers prefer most because it is fast and lightweight. It is also bundled with tons of features and smart plugins. Notepad++ can be downloaded for free and is available on Windows as well as other operating systems. There are various tips and tricks that you can use to increase your […]

Posted April 26, 2014 by

How Do I Limit the Apps and Games That My Children Can Use on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8?


If you let your children use a Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8 device, make sure to set up the parental control to filter out inappropriate apps so that your kids can download games and apps safely from the app store. Continue reading to find out how.

Posted April 7, 2014 by

How Do I Change the Default Program Files Directory in Windows?

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By default on a Windows system, new programs will be installed into the Program Files folder inside the system drive. Therefore, if you always install software on a different drive, you have to provide the path manually to the desired location during the setup process of each program. Luckily, there is a way to force […]

Posted January 24, 2014 by

Windows 8 Store: Cannot Update, Download or View New Content


If you have trouble accessing new content on the Windows 8 Store, chances are this is caused by the Store’s problematic cache data. Luckily, there is a quick way to delete the cache and force the Store to load the content from scratch.

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Posted September 10, 2013 by

Windows 8: Switch Input Method Using a Keyboard Shortcut


If you use multiple input languages, switching between them manually using the Language bar can be a pain. Luckily, you can define a hot key for each input language so that you can switch to it using a keyboard combination.

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Posted September 6, 2013 by

Windows 8: Pin Email Inbox to the Start Screen


The Mail app in Windows 8 is the central place to access all of your email inboxes. While this can help you keep all email messages in one place, accessing an inbox directly may not be possible. Luckily, you can pin a shortcut to the inbox to the Start screen.

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Posted September 5, 2013 by

Word 2013: Stop Pasted Pictures From Appearing Inline with Text


Whenever you paste a graphic file to your Word document, the picture will be placed inline with the text. Most users will find this is not the result that they want, so manually adjusting the image position is needed. Luckily, it is possible to change the default paste behavior so that the pasted image will […]

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Posted August 23, 2013 by

Windows 8: Use a Different Input Method for Each App


If you usually have to switch between input methods to work with programs, consider setting up the input method for each program individually so that you do not have to manually switch methods. This tutorial will walk you through the necessary steps to use a different input method for each application.

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Posted August 15, 2013 by

Windows 8: How to Disable Startup Programs to Speed Up Windows

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Many applications launch themselves when the system first boots. As more and more applications are installed, the increasing number of programs running themselves at startup increases. This prolongs the boot process and slows down the overall speed of the system. By removing the startup entries, you can correct this problem.

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Posted August 10, 2013 by

Windows 8 and 8.1: Prevent Windows from Being Rearranged at the Edge


By default in Windows, whenever you move a window to the edge of the screen, it will be resized automatically so that nothing is outside of view. While this can be a useful feature at times, it can be quite annoying because everything must stay inside the screen area. This tutorial will show you how […]

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