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Boot Straight to Desktop in Windows 8.1 [Quick Tip]

Posted by Rich On July - 27 - 2013

Windows DesktopIf you’ve not yet upgraded to Windows 8.1, you can instructions to do so here.

The source of many complaints about Windows 8 manifests itself each time you start your computer: starting with the live tiled interface by default. From my observations, most people utilize this interface mainly to click the “Desktop” icon to return to “normal” Windows. Well, Microsoft heard our cry and have provided a way to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1. To boot to the desktop:

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Set Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot with Windows 8 [How to]

Posted by Guest Post On May - 18 - 2013

You can turn your laptop equipped with Microsoft Windows 8 into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

There are three ways to do this on your laptop. One of them requires that you delve into the command prompt, a task many feel unwilling or unprepared to handle. If you are one of these people, there’s still a way to make your laptop a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Windows 7 Hotspot instructions

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In this guide, you will learn what the Windows Registry is, how to access and configure it, and how to backup and restore it.

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The Windows App Store is a welcomed edition to Windows 8 and, although in its infancy, is already hosting some great apps. If you’re using Windows 8 and would like to try an app, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows Key on your keyboard or tablet

2. Type store and click Store in the search results

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After using your computer for some time, you may find you accumulate a lot of taskbar icons. If you’d like to hide some of these icons or show hidden icons for quicker access, you can use this guide learn how to customize the taskbar and display only the icons you want.
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Keep any Window Always on Top [How to]

Posted by Sudesh On May - 21 - 2012

Some of the programs that we use in Windows, have a system menu containing an option – Always on top.  If selected, this feature sets a window to be always on top of other windows. This is very useful if you want to work across multiple windows but want to focus more of your attention on a particular window. You can set that window to be always on top and keep an eye on it. I personally use this feature to set my TV Tuner window to be always on top so that I can enjoy TV programs while doing work at the same time.

 

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