Ultimate List of Shell Locations in Windows 8

By  · Saturday, May 11, 2013 0 Comments

Shell Locations are special virtual folders or applets in Windows that provide access to certain locations on your hard drive, windows’ features, locations such as control panel or something inside it directly. These shell locations can be accessed via shell:::{GUID} command in Run dialogue box. You can directly open something using

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Remove Modern Metro Apps in Windows 8

By  · Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 0 Comments

Windows 8 comes with two types of applications, first the desktop ones which many of us are using for years now. But with the advent of windows 8, Microsoft has introduced Modern Apps which were previously known as Metro Apps. Designed specifically for touch screen devices and tablets, these apps are somewhat different from their counter

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Launch Multiple Instances of App from Start Screen in Windows 8

By  · Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 0 Comments

Title of this post may be a bit confusing for you if you don’t know what multiple instances mean. In the previous versions of Windows when you launched anything from start screen, a new window used to open when you try to run same application multiple time. For example if you want to run Internet Explorer from start menu in earlier

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How to Run Metro Apps in Windows 8 with UAC Turned Off

By  · Monday, Apr 22, 2013 4 Comments

User Account Control (UAC) is one of those things introduced by Microsoft that are helpful in one sense but then in the other they are completely annoying. This security infrastructure was implemented after Windows Vista, allowing you to monitor the launch of non-native applications. Most of the windows users simply keep it disabled as you

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Reduce Startup Delay to Run Desktop Apps Faster in Windows 8

By  · Sunday, Apr 21, 2013 1 Comment

Windows 8 has this built-in feature of delaying the launch of apps as the windows boots i.e. start-up apps. Desktop applications, shortcuts or start menu folders, all are launched with a delay of few seconds as the windows starts. This was introduced first time in Windows 8 probably because it was launched for both desktop as well as

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Close Modern Metro Style Apps in Windows 8 More Easily

By  · Monday, Apr 15, 2013 1 Comment

A windows 8 user has to get familiar with closing metro style apps, as you don’t get any conventional cross/maximize/minimize buttons. To close a metro style app, you have to drag it with your mouse from top towards bottom. This distance needed to be dragged from top edge to bottom can be changed and set it as per your

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Display Windows 8 Edition & Build Version on Your Desktop

By  · Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 1 Comment

Today we are going to share a simple trick to display the details about your Windows 8 right on your desktop.  In earlier versions of Windows, these details included the version of the operating system and build number only but in Windows 8, Microsoft has also included the install directory as well. You can display Windows edition and

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How to Shuffle Wallpapers in Windows 8

By  · Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 0 Comments

Just like the previous versions of Windows, the automatic cycling of wallpapers can be done in Windows 8 as well. All you need to do is to place your wallpapers in one folder and place it somewhere safe so that you may not rename it or delete it by accident. To make wallpapers change automatically in Windows 8, follow these steps. Step

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How to Enable Synaptic ‘Chiral Scrolling’ Option in Windows 8

By  · Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 13 Comments

Synaptic Gesture Suite incorporates many useful features for users to interact with their machines via touchpads. Out of the many features offered - the most important, at least to me, is Chiral Scrolling. As the official description says: “Place one finger on the “target” zone (the right side of the TouchPad to scroll up or

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Enable “Pin to Start Screen” Option for any Object in Windows 8

By  · Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 0 Comments

Windows 8 by default allows you to pin programs and applications to your start screen. But this pinning is limited to executable files (.exe), management console (.msc), shortcuts, folders. But with a simple registry tweak you can enable this option for any object, be it a picture or a document, or a saved page. You can pin anything to

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