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The Windows 8.1 Start Menu and a Quicker Way to Shut down Windows

As many of you might know by now the start menu was added back to Windows 8.1, well kind of. It's really the Start Button and not the full fledged, old-style start menu. That's okay, it is still quite useful. Actually, it's most useful in desktop mode, which you can ...

How do I print in Windows 8 or 8.1?

December 30th, 2013 | Print | 1 Comment »

I've heard this question multiple times from new users of Windows 8 and 8.1. It is actually really simple, but there are a few things to know. What type of app are you using? If it is a modern app it will be different than it will be for a regular desktop app. Basically, ...

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Make Windows 8.1 Boot to the Desktop

December 11th, 2013 | Start menu | 0 Comment

By now, whether you love it or hate it, you are probably aware of the new Windows 8 Start screen. Personally I think it is really good on a tablet and pretty good on a desktop. However, when I'm on a desktop machine I don't want to boot up to the Start screen. I would ...

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Windows 8 keyboard hotkeys

October 22nd, 2013 | Productivity | 7 Comments »

Windows 8 is really good on a touch screen, but it has a lot keyboard hotkeys for using it with a keyboard as well. Here are some of the more useful ones that you'll want to know: Switched between the modern start screen and the last accessed application. + ...