Nov 19, 2013

Posted in Pc Secrets

Windows 8 Tips

Windows is among the preferred operating systems in the world, so everyone must be excited about the launch of their new version, Windows 8. As you’ll see, this version differs from previous ones in many aspects, so at first it may seem difficult to understand and navigate. For this purpose we’ll list some of the more important Windows 8 tips to help you get the hang of it. First of all, Windows 8 no longer has the Start Menu, which has been replaced with a Start screen; this may be confusing even for experienced users, but practice makes perfect, so don’t be alarmed.

One of the first Windows 8 tips we’re going to talk about is the Lock screen, which is what you’ll see when you turn on the PC. Besides having a nice design, this screen gives no clue to what you’re supposed to do to log in. Well in order to do that, you have to tap the space bar, move the mouse or swipe the touch screen – if you’re on a tablet – and then you’ll have the option of logging in with the user name you’ve already created when you installed the system.

Since Windows 8 was created with tablet reliability in mind, its icons and interface can be swiped and moved on a touch screen. If you’re working with a PC then you can do some of the same things, but with mouse or keyboard operations. Here are some Windows 8 tips about navigation. Like we said, now we’re confronted with a Start screen, which may be simpler to use on a tablet because you can simply swipe the screen left and right to navigate. With a PC though, you can use the mouse to scroll back and forth. You can use the keyboard too, pressing Home or End if you want to jump from the beginning of the Start screen to the end and back. Just a simple click will open the title you want and by pressing the Windows key you can go back to Start.

The applications on the Start screen may look randomly arranged for you, but you can arrange and organize them in any way you like. You can create groups and compartmentalize apps and other information. In order to access the menu, you just have to right-click the bottom left corner and there you’ll find more options and settings like Control Panel, Device Manager and so on. There are many Windows 8 tips that could help you better understand this operating system, but the best way is to actually use it.