Windows 8 comes with a default set of colors and patterns to personalize the Start screen and there isn’t an option if anyone want to add their own background images. However that doesn’t mean that people can’t find alternate ways to customize the Windows 8′s Start screen, Decor8 from Stardock does just that. The application allows [...]
You like the new Windows 8 mouse cursor scheme, but you are not quite ready to switch to the new OS? Well then, in this quick How-To article you’ll learn step-by-step how you can easily extract the cursor files and use them, in Windows 7 or a previous version Microsoft’s operating system. Instructions 1 You’ll need to [...]
In this Windows 8 trick, you’ll learn how to enable Aero Lite transparency when using the Windows Basic theme. The Aero desktop experience is an appealing visual effect in Windows that started in Windows Vista. It offers a translucent glass design with new window animations and colors. The thing is that some people will not [...]
In Windows 8, Administrative Tools (Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Computer Management, Services, Task Scheduler, etc.) are not displayed by default in the new Start Screen. If you are a tech savvy you may use these tools quite often, well then here I am going to show you a quick way to display these tools. Follow these [...]
If you are testing Windows 8, you might have noticed that a lot of file formats (music, images and videos) by default open in Metro style apps, which by the way these apps are in beta as well, and if you are still a desktop user and you aren’t ready to fully embrace Metro, you [...]
While Windows 8 is packed with hundreds of new features, many of them are easily accessible and many others are hidden to the regular user like, for example, preventing other users from changing the lock screen image. The lock screen is a new feature in Windows 8 that allows users to add a unique look to the [...]
The Lock Screen in Windows 8 is a new feature that provides several information to the end-user. First it is optimized to work well in touch-enabled devices and on desktop computers; second, it provides basic information like date, and some system notifications including email, network and battery; and third, it includes an image which you can [...]
If you are tired of always looking the same Windows screen, well… Personalize your Windows 7 with new themes, wallpapers, gadgets and more, from Microsoft.