Category Archives: Windows

Windows 8: How to Turn Airplane Mode On or Off

This will show you how to turn Airplane mode on or off in Windows 8 to disable or enable all wireless network connections at once. To Turn “Airplane Mode” On or Off from Taskbar Go to the Desktop (Win + D), Click on the Network icon in the taskbar system icons area, At the top […]

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IE10: Clearing Cache and Cookies

Select Tools > Safety > Delete browsing history…. Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favorites website data and check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete. You will get a confirmation at the bottom of the window once it has successfully cleared your cache and cookies. via http://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=15141

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Windows 8: How To Set Lock Screen Background Using Bing Picture

All you need to to is fire up Bing Windows app from start screen, bring up the bottom App bar (wipe from bottom up on Tablet, mouse right click on non-tablet), and tap/click Set As Lock Screen. As always, you can pick your own picture and set it as the lock screen background image by […]

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Windows 8: Shut down with one click

Windows 8 hides the Power button in the Settings menu, forcing a multistep process just to shut down one’s PC. But you can pin a Shutdown button right onto the bottom of your desktop. Create a shortcut on your desktop (right-click, go to New, then Shortcut). Enter “shutdown /s /t 0” (with no quotes, and, […]

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How to Reset Windows 8 Screenshot Counter

Windows 8 comes with a very useful and convenient improvement. On it if you press Win + PrtScr, your entire desktop is captured, with a nice dim effect, and is automatically saved as a PNG file in your Pictures folder (%UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots). Screenshots are sequentially named in the form Screenshot ().png. Windows maintains a count of […]

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Windows 8: Add a network location

Open Computer Now Click on Add a network location button from the standard toolbar. Click Next (Add network location), Choose a custom network location, Next Click on “Browse” to select a network drive of the folder; otherwise if you know the folder or drive you can type it directly into the “Internet or network address” text box. […]

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How To Make A USB Installation Disk For Windows 8 Without Extra Software

Open An Elevated Command Prompt Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt. Select Run As Administrator. Of course, you need to be able to authenticate as the administrator on the PC you’re using. Partitioning The Disk Type: DISKPART This will open up the partitioning application. Next, type: LIST DISK Figure […]

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Windows 8: Four Ways to Open the Charms Bar

Press Windows + C hotkey. With this method the Charms menu will stay open until you click something. Hover the mouse pointer over the top right corner of the main screen, and then scroll up and click a charm. Hover the mouse pointer over the bottom right corner of the main screen, and then scroll […]

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Windows 8: How to Change the Start Menu Background

Hover (don’t click) your mouse over the bottom-right corner of the page. This is the charmingly charmful way of making Windows 8 display the Charms menu. From the Charms menu select Settings. It’s the icon that looks like a giant gear. In the settings sidebar-menu, click Change PC settings. Now that we’re here, check out […]

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Windows 8: How to Capture a Screenshot

Press the Windows + Print Screen (PrtScn) keys and release. You will notice the screen quickly dim and return back to normal as a snapshot of the main display is captured as a screenshot. Afterwards, the screenshot is saved as a PNG file in your C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures folder and Pictures library folder.

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