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    Windows 8 Tips and Tricks!

    Hi there!

    I though we should have a thread about few tips and tricks on Windows 8 CP which would help people out. I just installed Windows 8 CP on my VMWare(8.0.1 build-592240).

    When I move the mouse pointer to Right side corner on the Desktop you'll see "Start" and if you Right click on it you'll get a Menu with some shortcuts.

    Power User Tasks Menu - Open in Windows 8

    Click image for larger version

    p.s. Not sure if this thread already exist here
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Mar 2012 at 22:49. Reason: updated link

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    While in metro move you're mouse to the left side of the screen and drag it down to see the metro apps that are open
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    Add a Shutdown Tile to Metro

    1. Navigate
    2. Right-Click & select New -> Shortcut
    3. Type the location of the item: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe
    /s /t 0
    4. Click Next
    5. Type a name for this shortcut: Shutdown NOW!
    6. Click Finish
    7. Press Windows Key to return to Start Page
    8. Right-Click on the new tile
    9. Click Open file location
    10. Click Change Icon
    11. Click OK when you get the error message.
    12. Click the Shutdown Icon
    13. Click OK
    14. Click Apply
    15. Click OK

    Courtesy: Susan Bradley
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    If you want to automatically save screenshots then Press and Hold the Windows Key and press PrtSc/Print Screen it will automatically save the picture to "My Pictures"
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    How to Edit Power User Task Menu

    Go to C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX and you'll find folders called Group1, Group 2 etc. you can put the shortcut to one of these folder.

    Here is a detailed article

    Edit : Seems like it doesn't work
    Last edited by Capt.Jack Sparrow; 18 Mar 2012 at 05:07.
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