Windows 8 Tweaks
Acres of Windows 8 tweaks from a Microsoft MVP and creator of Tweaks.com!
From a Microsoft MVP, who is also the savvy creator of Tweaks.com, comes this ultimate collection of Windows 8 workarounds. Steve Sinchak takes you way beyond default system settings, deep under the hood of Windows 8, down to the hidden gems that let you customize your Windows 8 system like you wouldn't believe. From helping you customize the appearance to setting up home networking, sharing media, and squeezing every ounce of performance out of the OS, this book delivers. Get ready to rock and roll with Windows 8!
- Uncovers hidden gems to help you get the most out of Windows 8
- Bypasses the default system settings to show you how to customize the login and start screens, unlock hidden settings, supercharge your network speed, get rid of features you hate, and more
- Provides over 400 pages of workarounds and tweaks, including many high-level ones for you hotshot techies who really love to reshape an OS and make it your own
- Offers expert guidance and insight from author Steve Sinchak, a Microsoft MVP and creator of Tweaks.com
Start tweaking and make Windows 8 your own with Windows 8 Tweaks.
regular backup copies of the important data on their computer. Power users, including you, should create backup images of your computer so you can easily restore your entire computer to a perfect state from an image. Creating an image of your computer enables you to restore all your programs, personal data, and Windows settings without reinstalling Windows manually, reinstalling every application, and then copying your personal data back over. When something bad happens, such as a hard drive
one the boldest changes to Windows in years. After training users that is where you click to start any application for more than fifteen years, Microsoft decided to throw away that longtime behavior and introduce the “hot corner” to display the Start screen. We can speculate on their intentions, but the fact remains that many people liked having a button to click to display the Start menu. In some situations the new “hot corner” makes using Windows more difficult. I am a big user of virtual
the cursors. You can use the drop-down Scheme box to change all the pointers simultaneously to different styles by selecting a different cursor scheme from the list, as shown in Figure 8-3. When you select the different schemes, all the cursors change automatically. Alternatively, if you do not like the cursor schemes, you can individually select a cursor from the Customize list by scrolling through the list and selecting the cursor you want to change. Then click the Browse button to change it.
what happens for various common actions. Follow these steps to get the Tabbed Browsing Settings, and refer to Table 10-2 for setting details and my recommendations: 1. Open Internet Explorer. 2. Click the gear icon and then click Internet Options. 3. Locate the Tabs section on the General tab and click Settings. This loads the Tabbed Browsing Settings window, where you can toggle more than a dozen IE tab settings (refer to Table 10-2 for setting details). 4. Click OK to save your
Microsoft offers two editions of Windows 8 and one edition of Windows RT for consumers and small businesses: ■■ Windows 8 ■■ Windows 8 Pro ■■ Windows RT Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro If you walk into any computer store you will see these two editions on the shelf. Offered in both Upgrade and Full Version packages, any consumer can purchase a copy. The Upgrade package is offered at the lowest price and is specifically for upgrading an existing Windows PC to Windows 8. The terms on Microsoft’s