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List Of Tweaks: Need Help

  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    List Of Tweaks: Need Help


    This might be ongoing... but there are several things I find if I can customize will work better for my experience.

    Lets start with the "search" is there anyway this can be added to the start menu? Along with shutdown being added to the start menu?

    When I go into the actual search it does not find folders even if I use the keyword folder, can I add a folder tab to the top by documents pictures music other? Is there a way to move the order of "apps" "settings" "files" under the search? The subcategories so that say default it searches files instead of apps?

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello PinkFloydEffect. Welcome to the EightForums.

    Where to begin ...

    > When you are looking at the start screen, type a letter or so and see how search is automatic <

    When you say start menu, are you referring to the start screen?
    I would suggest downloading oblytile (free) which has many customization options including a shut down tile.

    If you wish to use the edge UI search (charms) for files, you will have to add index locations to the default.
    Does everyone know about indexing?
    Otherwise, file searches are best done using the file explorer search feature.
    Click image for larger version

    Search in Windows 8

    Also, I suggest this post for a few tweaks about the start screen search.
    Post your quick and easy tips
    Last edited by mdmd; 07 Mar 2013 at 15:20.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    There are lots of tutorials on this site, so it may be worth looking through the tutorial section:

    Search in Windows 8

    Search Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Search Files Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Restart Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Etc, etc.

    Also check out the 'Related Tutorials' at the bottom of the tutorial pages.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I have got it setup mostly how I want it now, I will have to look further into changing the default search category looks like it could be quite the process.

    I did figure out that Win8 does a hybrid shutdown so I made a FULL shutdown tile on the start menu. However I am having real trouble creating a SLEEP tile even though there are numerous sites that give the shortcut code for creating a sleep tile because the code they all give makes it hibernate NOT sleep any idea how to make a true-sleep tile please??
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloydEffect View Post
    ...However I am having real trouble creating a SLEEP tile even though there are numerous sites that give the shortcut code for creating a sleep tile because the code they all give makes it hibernate NOT sleep any idea how to make a true-sleep tile please?
    Oblytile (version 0.9) is an interesting free program for download.
    Easily creates custom tiles.

    Click image for larger version

    If you wish to sleep your system, another way is to set your power button to sleep the computer from power options.

    Power Options Menu - Add or Remove Sleep or Hibernate in Windows 8
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  6. #6


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    The command for "Sleep" is:
    C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
    so just create a short on the desktop or in any folder then pin it to the start menu.

    Hope this helps
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  7. #7


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I would rather do things manually; creating tiles.

    I do not want to bend down under my desk to access the power button, I have a case with a face that needs to swing out to access the button too.

    topgundcp- I swear to god that code line hibernates my computer already tried it twice!!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloydEffect View Post
    I would rather do things manually; creating tiles. I do not want to bend down under my desk to access the power button, I have a case with a face that needs to swing out to access the button too.
    Oh. Sorry about that. My power button is right next to the mouse and keyboard.
    Well, doing things manually is fine but OblyTile has some nice features.
    It creates the code line shortcuts you want. And there are all kinds of manually customizable settings.
    I don't know if you ever used it, but there is no installer. It just executes from a folder.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    No installer you say? I might give it a shot then, wish I knew why it will not sleep if I use the menu on the right side of the screen and go to settings, sleep works under the on-screen power button.

    Also, not sure if OblyTile will do this or not but I need help creating an EMPTY recycle bin tile not an open tile.
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Empty Recycle Bin Tile


    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloydEffect View Post
    No installer you say? I might give it a shot then, wish I knew why it will not sleep if I use the menu on the right side of the screen and go to settings, sleep works under the on-screen power button.

    Also, not sure if OblyTile will do this or not but I need help creating an EMPTY recycle bin tile not an open tile.
    I just tested this link's method.

    Empty recycle bin by simply clicking a desktop shortcut or through command prompt

    It works.
    Remember to copy it to system 32 as directed in the link !

    Click image for larger version


    Picture of new tile below:


    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 13 Apr 2013 at 02:18. Reason: ADDED IMAGE
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