Windows 8 tricks, tips and shortcuts: a power user must-read

By Julio Franco
Mar 6, 2012
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  1. Like the above mentioned, I have been getting slower and slower with my normal tasks since XP. I was forced into Win7 with DirectX changes and will no but be forced into Win8.

    If you are faster at everyday tasks like finding files and starting odd programs in Metro, please post how and why that is. Note that making shortcuts and editing the registry to effect the speed are showing a blatant failure of Win 8.
  2. The best Trick - Don't install it win h8 instead save yourself the time and stick with xp or 7, unless you like keeping up with the same ppl who thought vista was terrific there is nothing to gain.
  3. hi friends m not able to select the things in desktop view like whether, pinball, people etc...and cant even open "more pc settings" in windows 8 consumer preview....any 1help me out with this.....
  4. Is it possible to change the "move cursor to right corner" setting to "move cursor to right side"?

    What I mean is that it's annoying to move the mouse to the corner, and it would be much more simpler to just drag it to the side.

    Does any of that setting(s) exist in Windows 8?

    / Joel
  5. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 453   +53

    Yeah, it's a fiddly maneuver with a mouse and the hot spot seems to be tiny, like a few pixels. The touch command Windows Key+C to open the "Charms" (ironic name) is easier. But why is it made to be so awkward on a desktop with mouse control?
  6. fivish

    fivish Newcomer, in training


    MS must split the OS from the GUI so users can decide on the interface.
    XP is still on 40% of PCs and its very easy to understand and use.
    W7 is less user friendly and W8 sucks. Metro is for children. Adults want XP!
  7. freythman

    freythman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 122   +10

    Your link to Droplr is broken. FYI
  8. What I hate about Windows8 is the missing customizing options.
    For example this is displayed when I change the volume with my media keys on my keyboard and I found no way so far to disable it.

    This: http://I.imgur.com/xQqqMyc.jpg

    If anyone of you guys knows how to disable it please write me a mail @ [email removed].


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