Top 5 tips on Windows 8 that you can’t do without
It’s been some months since the launch of Windows 8 and the latest offering from Microsoft has indeed garnered loads of adulation, globally. If you are new to this operating system, you may find some of the most common features of this Windows-based OS rather difficult to locate. However, with us bringing you the latest news, views, and reviews on Windows 8, do you have any reason to worry? Mentioned here are the top 5 tips and tricks on Windows 8 that you can’t do without…
- To access the Control Panel, you have to bring out the Quick Access Menu. This can be brought out by right-clicking on the lower left corner of the Start screen or the Desktop screen. Other than the CP, you can also get access to Disk Management, Device Manager, and Task Manager using the Quick Access Menu.
- The Task Manager comprises a list of the Startup items (unlike in any of the previous Windows versions). Selecting ‘Alt’ ‘Ctrl’ and ‘Del’ can start up the Task Manger for you.
- The Start screen displays all the apps you have on your Windows 8 in neatly arranged tiles. However, if you have too many apps and the tiles appear distracting and messy, you also have an option to categorize your apps so that the display looks better and you can easily locate your apps. You can use Semantic Zoom to view your desktop and after you have categorized the apps (simply by dragging all the apps you want to place in a group to a vacant place in the Desktop), you can name the group and take delight in the freshly organized look.
- If you have young children to share your Windows 8 laptop or PC with, a few safety tips may prove handy for you. After all, who would love to receive surprises on hefty purchases and let kids remain vulnerable to the ‘uninvited’ content available on the Internet? To put restrictions on app purchases, to set time limit, or to get reports on the account’s activity you can activate Family Safety. This will give you a chance to create a separate account for your kids. To activate it, access Control Panel and click on User Accounts and then on Family Safety. Complete the process by selecting the particular account you want the feature activated for.
- To Shut Down your PC, you will need to follow a multi-step process. However, you can pin the Shut Down button to your Desktop and get an easy access to it, all the time. There are several shortcuts you can put to use for a hassle-free Windows 8 experience.
With these handy tips and tricks here, you can surely work on your Windows 8 in a never before way. Check out this space for more information on the same…