Windows 8 OS caters for a number of advantageous updates. Many of the problems that the users were facing in the previous versions were addressed and fixed in this version. Not only this, there are lot many tricks that users might not be familiar with.
Hence, in this article, we would be discussing some of the tricks of Windows 8 that could speed up your work and cut the time for using any function. Therefore, let’s check out the tricks that must know and they are as follows-
One-click Access to control panel, file explorer and other important tools:
In that of the right-click menu, there are some hidden important features. Right-clicking on that of the ‘start’ menu caters with ‘quick access menu’. This menu aids the user with ample of useful functions of the Windows encompassing the Task manager, command Prompt and the device manager etc. This is a speedy way to launch useful tools.
Faster shut down:
With the quick access menu, there are some tasks that you can do. For shutting down your Windows PC, you have to go for the shutdown command which is hidden in the bar. Instead, right-click on the start button and opt for shut down. This process is easier and quicker.
Display slideshow on Lock screen:
Even when you are not working on your PC, the slideshow of your pictures can be displayed. For doing so, display up the Charms Bar and then hit settings for getting the Settings panel. Then hit on ‘change PC settings’ to get acquainted with the PC settings page. Now from the left column, hit PC and devices. Next, hit Lock screen, then you’ll get an option for playing the slide show when the screen is locked, hit ‘on’.Now the user is required to opt for the pictures that it wants to run in the slideshow. Now hit on ‘add a folder’ to opt for picture folder and hit ‘on’.
Alter the size of the Start Screen Tiles:
In Windows 8, the user possesses the facility to opt from the two sizes of the tiles on that of the start screen. Therefore, in order to change the tile size, you simply need to right-click on the start screen. Hence, a checkmark gets added to the tile and at the bottom of the screen, the options bar would get displayed. Now from the options bar, hit on resize. Then hit on the new size that you desire for your tile.
Disabling the hot corners:
The features of the Windows 8 and 8.1 are primarily known as the ‘hot corners’. The features are very advantageous, especially in the touchscreen device. As the user would tap on any of the corners, it can notice some activity. The Microsoft grants the user with the option, using which they can easily disable the right hot and left top corners. For this, navigate to the desktop, in the open area of the taskbar, simply right-click and opt for the properties so as to display taskbar and also the navigation properties. Now you need to hit the navigation tab and visit the section; corner navigation. Now you’d see the options, just uncheck the top two of them. At any instant of time, if you wish to enable the hot corners then all you need to do is check the top two options.
From the article, you must have got to know the useful tricks of Windows 8, which you can employ and speed up your work. Also, the user is not required to go into a complex or long process to do a particular job, instead there are shortcuts that quicken the process. Hope you’d like this article and encompass the above-mentioned tricks to make your work easier.
This’s Mark Contreras based on Calfornia, started working as an App developer in NY, now pursuing my passion for blogging in technology. To make rooting and related tasks simple, I started this blog. Btw, I cook tasty food!