Tag: Windows 8

Use Windows 8 Centralised Search

The search function located on the charms bar more powerful than most people realise, and can be your friend in finding anything on your PC. When you open it up all you need to do is select which part of your system you want to search (if you want to search the whole system don’t […]

Set Windows 8 Privacy Settings

Windows 8 more than any other previous version of Windows wants to use some of your Private data to improve its user facing services – this is mostly born out of its new roots as a mobile operating system, and needing access to things like your current location as well as device usage stats.   […]

Access Startup Items In Windows 8

In all versions of Windows previous to Windows 8 theĀ preferredĀ method of editing items that were run at system startup was to use the clunky and hidden MSConfig utility. With Windows 8, Microsoft have now moved this feature to a more sensible place, the Task Manager. To Access the Startup items, simply press ctrl+alt+del and bring […]

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

With Windows 8 Microsoft have given the Windows interface its biggest re-vamp since Windows XP was launched it 2001, however this has meant that many many users are now finding it a little difficult to navigate around the radical layout.   One of the side effects of this is that desktop / laptop users are […]

Zoom Windows 8 Start Screen

The start screen is packed with big chunky tiles that represent all your apps. unfortunately Microsoft made them big and chunky so that users with touch screen devices can hit them quite easily. The down side to this of course is that if you have a lot of apps installed then only a small percentage […]