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Introducing Windows 8.1: How to Share Screenshots from Any App

  • tutorial
  • Vlad Falon
  • 03.03.2014
Windows 8.1 comes with a bundle of many apps, from Sports and News to Finance and Health & Fitness. Chances are you are going to stumble upon some interesting content while using these apps, and you may want to quickly share a screenshot with it....

Simple Questions: What is Hands-Free Mode in Windows 8.1?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.01.2014
If you have used Windows 8.1 or at least read about it, you might have encountered a feature named Hands-Free Mode. As the name implies, it is about using your Windows 8.1 device without your hands. But how does it work? Is it any good?...
Settings

Introducing Windows 8.1: What are the Charms & How to Use them

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.11.2013
One of the most important features in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are the Charms. "Charms"... in Windows? It sounds strange! Right? Actually, they are not that hard to understand. To help you out, we will share how to access them, what they do and how to...

Introducing Windows 8 & 8.1: How to Switch Between Sign-In Options

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 04.11.2013
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are optimized for use on a wide range of devices. Whether you're using a desktop computer, a tablet or even a hybrid device, Windows 8 and 8.1 have you covered. While many features will be accessible across all platforms, some...
Bing

How to Customize or Disable Search with Bing in Windows 8.1

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.10.2013
As mentioned in many other articles, one of the biggest changes in Windows 8.1 is related to Search and its strong integration with Bing. In this operating system, Bing provides you with search suggestions and web results when performing any kind of search, directly from...

Introducing Windows 8.1: How Does Search Work & How to Use It?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.10.2013
Search in Windows 8.1 has been completely redeveloped. It is so different from Windows 8 and Windows 7 that some users might have trouble understanding how it works. That's why I decided to create this complete guide on Search, filled with screenshots and examples. As...

Introducing Windows 8 & Windows 8.1: 6 Ways to Access the Start Screen

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.10.2013
The Start screen was the most important novelty in Windows 8 and it was further improved in Windows 8.1. Even though accessing it is easy, figuring out all the ways to launch it can take some work and experimentation. That's why I decided to create...

How to Set Up and Use Work Folders in Windows 8.1

  • tutorial
  • Julian Atanasoae
  • 28.10.2013
One of the many new enterprise-friendly features in Windows 8.1 is named Work Folders. Folders? Work? Sounds boring, doesn't it? :) But, to some people this feature will be very useful. Especially to people that have many devices and need to work also on their...
PC Settings

Introducing Windows 8.1: Six Ways to Access PC Settings

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.10.2013
When using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you may be confused at first, when trying to find the PC Settings panel - the touch friendly alternative to the classic Control Panel. In the end you will figure it out but it should have been a...
Desktop

How to Boot to the Desktop in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.08.2013
Microsoft did not provide any support for setting Windows 8 to boot straight to the Desktop and skip the new Start screen. There was no registry setting available, no group policy and most of the hacks that worked with the test versions of Windows 8...

How to Configure the Windows 8 Apps Inside Which You Perform Searches

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 05.08.2013
Performing searches in Windows 8 is fast and easy. One important difference versus Windows 7 is that you can perform searches inside Windows 8 apps, directly from the Start screen. You type a search term, select the app where you want to perform the search...

How to Customize the Notification Area in Windows 7 & Windows 8

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.05.2013
Although the notification area has been around since Windows 95, it wasn't very customizable and useful until Windows 7 was launched. Even though many know what it is and what it does (or at least in theory), few know how customizable it has become. In...

How to Make Windows 8 Temporarily Reveal the Password You Just Typed

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.04.2013
When using Windows 8, you encounter all kinds of scenarios in which you are asked to enter one password or another. And, as all operating systems do, Windows 8 masks the passwords you enter with bullets, so that they cannot be read by someone standing...

The Windows 8 Customization Guide for the Traditional PC User

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.12.2012
Even though Windows 8 is hybrid in nature, it doesn't mean you cannot use iton traditional desktops and laptops. It works just fine and, most times, faster than Windows 7. But Windows 8 does things quite differently from what you may have been used to...

The Desktop Tile Missing from the Start Screen? How to Add it Back

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.11.2012
It can happen that your Desktop tile is gone missing from the Start screen. Accidents happen and you will want to have it back. Fortunately, Windows 8 makes it easy to add its tile back to the Start screen. Here's how: [DC-SUMMARY-BREAK] How to Add...
Windows logo

Download the Windows 8 Logo & Other Windows 8 Icons

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.08.2012
Do you want to use the Windows 8 logo as an icon on your computer? Are you interested in using other icons found in the final version of Windows 8? We extracted, converted and packaged together some of the Windows 8 specific icons, in a...