windows 8.1. hacks

Though there are certain reported issues with it, Windows 8.1 tries to resurrect itself in creating an impression of a user-friendly operating system from the very day it was conceived. One of the most interesting facts concerning its basic cheat sheet is to initially think of the so-called Tilted Start Page as its full screen start button. To explore, you must begin with typing letters in order to have a preview of different programs that begin with those letters you have typed.

Next, you must be able to launch these programs, although scrolling should no longer be a part of the entire innovative methodology. Then, you will have all the time in the world to customize the page. Thus, this step is also involved in tiles’ grouping.

Plus, you will have a wise choice of putting your commonly used programs on the first page of this operating system. Likewise, a standard and yet dynamic Windows desktop application you have been intricately acquainted with can be easily placed on the Start Menu to make it more accessible. 


Windows 8.1 Hacks

Below, are more Windows 8.1 hacks that will help you use and explore this operating system:

1. Make your desktop as a tile. If you intriguingly want to use an upgraded version of Windows 7 through an 8.1 OS, lightly tap that particular tile on the Start Menu that has been written as “desktop.” However, if you want to revert to the basics of an 8.1 OS, the next best thing to do is to move the cursor at the left corner of your computer’s screen or simply tap the Windows key. With the Windows 8.1 OS, you can instantly boot going to your desktop by using the Taskbar in the Control Panel section.

2. Locate its Charms. Windows 8.1’s charms are the rail buttons in a menu setup which are located at the right portion of the screen which include the following: Search, Share, Devices, Settings and the Start options.  One of the most usable Charms is known as the Settings Charm. Here, you will easily find the Power Options that contain both the start and restart mechanisms.

3. Use the Applications Bar. To make use of it, just right click it on the apps screen.  Then, gently swipe the mouse in different directions from the lower portion of your screen or in a downward direction that emanates from the top of a touch tablet.  To illustrate how the Apps Bar works for Windows 8 apps om Adobe, you will instantly see a Sharing Photo option for Facebook that you can readily add to your album.

4. Usable Keyboard Shortcut Keys. With the Windows 8.1 OS, the conventional shortcut keys are still working. For example, the F5 key allows the Windows to be refreshed. Meanwhile, the ALT tab makes a swift switch given a series of those previously opened apps. However, you must acquaint yourself with the Windows key because this the “Mother of the Most Reliable Shortcuts.”

Windows 8.1 OS might have been unfairly judged by some tech reviewers due to some issues with it. Nevertheless, there’s always a room for improvement in different ways that are somehow unique and profound to heighten the illustrious features and benefits of this hotly contested OS.


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