The ‘Windows 8’ Archives
Posted February 5, 2013 by

Windows 8: Group Applications under a Single Pinned Folder

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Create a custom folder with an unique icon that contains all of your go-to applications. In my example below, we will create a custom folder on your Start screen that contains a list of all your installed Office applications. However, you can use these same steps to group any number of applications to a single pinned […]

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Posted February 2, 2013 by

Windows 8: Use Calculator App to Perform Date Calculations

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Are you counting down the days until that concert you have been dying to see? Do you want to know how many days you have been alive? Whatever your motives are, the Windows 8 calculator application comes with a built-in date calculator.

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Posted February 1, 2013 by

Windows 8: Bring Back the Old Windows 7 Style Task Manager

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As you may have noticed, the new Task Manager is quite different from the older version. The most straight forward functions have remained the same but may be difficult to access for new users because of the completely redesigned UI.

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Posted January 31, 2013 by

Windows 8: Left-handed Mouse Users

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If you are left-handed, using a mouse that is configured for right-handed users will be uncomfortable for you. Keep reading to find out how to change the mouse settings to left-handed mode.

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Posted January 29, 2013 by

Windows 8: Change Default Email Account for Notifications

You may have noticed that you receive the occasional email from Microsoft, notifying you about one thing or another, through your Hotmail account. When setting up a Windows 8 account, you are forced to use a live email. Let’s be honest, not many people use Hotmail as their primary email address.

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Posted January 28, 2013 by

Windows 8: Start and Schedule PC Maintenance

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Windows 8 comes equipped with a great new feature that allows you to schedule and run daily maintenance.

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Posted January 27, 2013 by

Windows 7 and 8: Change the Size of Virtual Memory

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Virtual memory helps your PC execute programs and actions quickly when you are running low on random-access memory (RAM). Virtual memory combines your RAM memory with your hard drive space. These two work together to compensate for lack of RAM and attempt to speed up your system.

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Posted January 27, 2013 by

Windows 8: Place a Fully Functioning Recycle Bin on the Taskbar

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One of the keys to a minimalist but functional setup is placing the Recycle Bin directly on the taskbar. By following these steps, the Recycle Bin will continue to work perfectly.

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Posted January 24, 2013 by

Windows 8: Use Computer as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

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Ever been the only one in a group to have broadband internet access? By following this tech-recipes tutorial you can share your internet connection securely by using your system as a wireless hotspot.

Posted January 22, 2013 by

Windows 8: Change the Color of the Window Border and Taskbar

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Depending on your wallpaper, Windows 8 can automatically adjust the border and taskbar colors. Fortunately, Windows does not strip away your power to personalize. You can still manually set the border and taskbar colors through these steps.

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Posted January 21, 2013 by

Windows 8: Require a Password on Wake Up

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You may have noticed that Windows 8 does not, by default, ask for a password when waking up from sleep. Most users are fine with this setting, but the more security-minded will worry about their PC’s safety.

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Posted January 20, 2013 by

Windows 8: Optimize PC for Blindness or for Running Monitorless

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Windows comes equipped with features designed specifically for the visually impaired. Through this tech-recipe will demonstrate a simple way of making your computer usable without visual display.

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