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Tips and Tricks with Windows 8

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    California
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    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit

    Tips and Tricks with Windows 8


    Thought you all might would enjoy this article...
    Windows 8: 7 Handy Tips and 4 Cool Tools | PCWorld

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  2. #2


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Noted Windows blogger Paul Thorrot has found four intriguing Windows 8 apps; of course, keep in mind these are very early days, so their stability is not guaranteed, and the final result may not match the promise.

    • Windows 8 Start Tweaker lets you change the wallpaper for the Start and logon screens.
    • Windows 8 Blue Poison unlocks additional features in Windows 8.
    • Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle lets you toggle between the classic Start Menu screen and the Metro version.
    • Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 lets you customize the Metro UI.
    Thanks, been there, done that.

    Blue Pill is useless in the WDP.

    If you want the windows menu along with the Metro Start Screen, get Classic shell.

    Metro UI Tweaker doesn't hold a candle to My WDP Customizer.

    The above renders the rest obsolete.

    Paul Thorott needs to do better research. Just sayin' ...
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  3. #3


    Australia
    Posts : 584
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Paul Thorott needs to do better research. Just sayin' ...
    Well, it is PCworld...
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  4. #4


    Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 x32 Pro/ Windows 8 Developer Preview x 64


    actually there are more than those dudes
    coz microsoft hides many things in directories
    feels like that microsoft has a maze and were challenge to complete that
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  5. #5


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Noted Windows blogger Paul Thorrot has found four intriguing Windows 8 apps; of course, keep in mind these are very early days, so their stability is not guaranteed, and the final result may not match the promise.

    • Windows 8 Start Tweaker lets you change the wallpaper for the Start and logon screens.
    • Windows 8 Blue Poison unlocks additional features in Windows 8.
    • Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle lets you toggle between the classic Start Menu screen and the Metro version.
    • Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 lets you customize the Metro UI.
    Thanks, been there, done that.

    Blue Pill is useless in the WDP.

    If you want the windows menu along with the Metro Start Screen, get Classic shell.

    Metro UI Tweaker doesn't hold a candle to My WDP Customizer.

    The above renders the rest obsolete.

    Paul Thorott needs to do better research. Just sayin' ...
    Hi all
    Your customizer link just throws up a menu in French -- screen shot enc.


    Click image for larger version





    Although I'm currently on assignment in Brussels my Proficiency at French is about ZERO so any link to an English version.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Lots of demand for ways to change what MS has done.

    Just shows how many people loathe the direction they are taking.

    I don't remember seeing this kind of opposition to a preview/beta before.

    Sure, they are always buggy , but almost everyone was enthusiastic about the direction windows was going in.

    Not so this time.

    You will get some insulting idiots saying people don't like it because it means change.

    Here you go Jimbo -direct d/l

    http://www.my7apps.fr/forum/redirect...zer_Public.exe
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  7. #7


    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Posts : 20
    Win 8x64 - Win 7x64, Win7x32


    from MS InfoWorld. Probably not new, but handy -

    • Pressing the Windows key and R simultaneously brings up the Run box.
    • Pressing Windows+I brings up your settings from the side panel.
    • Pressing Windows+Q brings up an application search.
    • Pressing Windows+C brings up the simple Start menu and time and date.
    Cheers
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  8. #8


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Noted Windows blogger Paul Thorrot has found four intriguing Windows 8 apps; of course, keep in mind these are very early days, so their stability is not guaranteed, and the final result may not match the promise.

    • Windows 8 Start Tweaker lets you change the wallpaper for the Start and logon screens.
    • Windows 8 Blue Poison unlocks additional features in Windows 8.
    • Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle lets you toggle between the classic Start Menu screen and the Metro version.
    • Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 lets you customize the Metro UI.
    Thanks, been there, done that.

    Blue Pill is useless in the WDP.

    If you want the windows menu along with the Metro Start Screen, get Classic shell.

    Metro UI Tweaker doesn't hold a candle to My WDP Customizer.

    The above renders the rest obsolete.

    Paul Thorott needs to do better research. Just sayin' ...
    Hi all
    Your customizer link just throws up a menu in French -- screen shot enc.

    Click image for larger version

    Although I'm currently on assignment in Brussels my Proficiency at French is about ZERO so any link to an English version.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    The app runs in English, the developer is French, however. Just look for the appropriate download link.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Metro UI Tweaker doesn't hold a candle to My WDP Customizer.
    For whatever it's worth, there's a link to change the native site language to English in the lower-left corner of the screen --- but all of the comments are still in French.
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