May 21, 2019

What is the New Windows features on Windows Operating System 8 and 8.1?

There are tons and tons of awesome features on windows 8 and windows 8.1 that users are happy with, but there are some that users are not that happy. Anyway on “re-inventing” windows Microsoft has put lots of effort. But anyway here I present you some tricks and some features of Windows 8 and 8.1 that will for sure help you.

How to Check Metro App Size on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1?

To view how much hard drive space each of your apps are using, type app size at the Windows 8 Start Screen or by pressing {Win} + {I} and clicking on”Change computer settings” and clicking the “General” tab. Click “View size applications” and see a list of Metro style with the size of each program

On windows 8.1 you can also do this by pressing {Win} + {I} and clicking on”Change computer settings” and clicking the “Search and Apps” tab on Windows 8.1. Now Click “App sizes” and see a list Windows apps with the size of each program.

What are the New keyboard shortcuts For Windows 8 and windows 8.1?

Itself {Win} key now toggles between screen “Start” and the last running program. Kind of Home button in Android OS. Set of combinations using this key is given below.

{Win}+{C} – open the right side panel- Charms Bar;
{Win}+{I} – open the tab “Settings» Charms Bar;
{Win}+{K} – opens the tab “Devices» Charms Bar;
{Win}+{H} – open the tab “Sharing”;
{Win}+{W} – opens a settings interface Metro;
{Win}+{X} – causes the panel to the main link, which replaced the “Start” menu;
{Win}+{Enter} – starts Narrator;
{Win}+{Tab} – displays on the left sidebar (Switcher) the list of running programs and allows you to switch between them;
{Win}+{Print Screen} It automatically saves the screenshot of your desktop in C:\Users\”Your_Username”\Pictures\Screenshots.
{Win}+{Space} change the input language or keyboard layout.

How to Remove the lock screen in windows 8 and windows 8.1?

Introduced in Windows 8 lock screen more suitable tablets and other devices with a touch screen. Disable it on a desktop computer with a conventional monitor possible through group policy. Use the keyboard shortcut {Win} + {R}, type gpedit.msc and press {Enter} – open Local Group Policy Editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration-> Administrative Templates-> Control Panel-> Personalization.

Double click on the option “Disable display screen lock“, select “Enable” and click OK.

After rebooting the Lock Screen is removed.

How to Disable Charms Bar?

In case you don’t know what is Disable Charms Bar, here is it.

Right sidebar Charms Bar sometimes appears very inappropriately. Remove it completely if you don’t use it often by using registry setting. Click {Win} + {R}, write regedit and press {Enter}.

Now,Go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ ImmersiveShell \

Create a new key and name it EdgeUI. Use it to create a parameter of type DWORD. Call it DisableCharmsHint and assign a value of 1. If you want to return back Charms, change the key value to 0 or just delete it.

How to see System information about my computer in windows 8 or windows 8.1?

Last but not the least if you want to see each and every information about your computer then you can do that in Command Prompt. Press {Win} + {R} and type cmd and press {Enter}. Now type systeminfo and press {Enter}. It will display detailed information, including the computer name, the full version of the OS, product code, the name of the motherboard, processor type and speed, amount of total and free memory, the number of network adapters and their MAC-addresses, boot disk and OS folder, the total number and the list of installed patches and so on.

In conclusion, there are lots of new windows features packed with each and every release of windows that you may be interested in. Just take advantage of the features that you are interested in. Tell me other features that are interesting, share with us.

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