Windows 8 is considered to be the reincarnation of Windows Operating system which offered intuitive advanced user interface and security enhancements to give an incredible experience not only on laptops and desktops but also on tablets.
If you have just started using Windows 8 or you are an expert, there is always something new to learn that will make you more comfortable while using it.
In this post, we have round up 5 best tips for windows 8 in 2017 that will make a pro in no time at all.
- Use Windows 8 Shortcuts
Using some of the Windows 8 shortcuts will not only increase your productivity but also make you comfortable with your keyboard. Moreover, using the keyboard instead of a mouse helps you to type quickly and saves a lot of time for better good.
Press the Windows + C to open the charms bar.
Press the Windows + D to access the Windows Desktop.
Press the Windows + E to access My Computer.
Press the Windows + X to open the Windows Tools Menu.
Press the Windows + I to access the Settings charm.
Press the Windows + Enter to launch Narrator.
Press the Windows + Tab to open the Modern Taskbar
Press the Windows + M to minimize all the opened windows
Press the Windows key to switch between Modern Desktop Start screen.
- Lock Your Machine With A Picture Password
Picture password is an amazing feature that has been announced with Windows 8. It is a creative way to lock your computer. You can use any three-different gesture of any picture to unlock your system. Using the pictures password allows you to authenticate with the computer with the such as taps, straight line, and circles. In case you have a hard time remembering your password, it can be considered as a new password.
To enable the picture password on your Windows 8. Follow the below steps:
Step 1: Login into your Windows 8.
Step 2: Press Windows + C and open the Windows Charms.
Step 3: Go to Settings.
Step 4: Open More PC settings.
Step 5: Select ‘Users’ and click on ‘Create a Picture Password’.
Note: You can also create a four-digit pin password to lock your computer.
- Adjust Your Privacy Settings
Smartphones and computer stored all the vital information such as documents, images, personal and financial information. We download numerous apps but granting permission to view the stored information might not be a smart decision. However, you can adjust your privacy setting to make sure you won’t end up losing your personal data. In order to adjust your privacy settings, all you need to do is, press Windows + I < locate change PC Setting < Choose Privacy < customize the settings according to your preferences.
- Customize Your Apps
Start menu tiles is the easiest and most rapid way to open pinned apps that access almost every day. We download countless apps on your system and no matter how good your memory is, you will always need some time to find the downloaded app. However, organizing your computer screen is the only way to remain decluttered and also helps to speed up windows 8. You can use built-in tool to get an organized start screen or pinned the screen as tiles. You can create individual folders and sub-folders.
To begin, drag the tiles you need to allocate in a group to the right-hand side of the Start screen, the OS must isolate the tiles. Once you are ok with the arrangement, use semantic zoom to have a closer look at your desktop. To name the group, right click on the group and select Name group option.
- Shut Down Your System In Just One Click
Usually, we perform a few steps when we need to shut down the computer. But now you can shut down your machine, you can pin a Shutdown button in the bottom of your desktop screen.
To order to create shout cut of shut down key. Follow the below instructions:
Step 1: Right-click on your Desktop.
Step 2: Go to ‘New’.
Step 3: Select ‘Shortcut’.
Step 4: Now, paste “ shutdown /s /t 0″ without any space or additional text.
Step 5: Select the location and hit Next.
Step 6: Type the name of the shortcut e.g. Shut-down.
Step 7: Click on ‘Finnish’.
Note: Right-click on the shortcut which you just created. Locate properties and select change icon from the Shortcut Tab. Click on Ok to close the warning pop-up. Select the icon which you want to use for your shortcut. Again right-click on the shortcut and select the Pin to begin. You can place the icon on your desktop according to your preference. Now, you can shut down your computer with just one tap of your finger.
Overall, working on Windows 8 computer is an amazing experience and undoubtedly the developer’s team has come up with out of the box features. However, using these best tips for Windows 8 will help you to get most out of it.