Windows 8 lost its start menu, but there is a way to kind of get it back. Here is a little trick and you don’t have to download an addon. Go into desktop and right click on the taskbar. Click Properties Click on the Toolbars tab Click the Desktop box This will give you a clickable menu that will show everything on...

Desktop users continue to search for ways to avoid booting into the Windows 8 Metro interface. In a Neowin forum post, Neowin member ‘Fred 69’ claims to have found a way to boot directly to the desktop, this without using any third party app. It’s basically using a built in Windows feature as a loophole to make the event...

Due to the scale of the changes coming with Windows 8, it seems that Microsoft have realized that a little hand holding might be in order. Our friend Canouna has unearthed some evidence that Windows 8 will include some user tutorials upon release. Canouna has said that the tutorial cover some of the new, basic...

Microsoft have released a list of shortcuts that can be used to “simplify” navigation around Windows 8. “If you’re not using touch, keyboard shortcuts are another super fast and easy way to get around Windows. In fact, they do more in Windows 8 than they have in any other version of Windows,” Microsoft stated in an...

  Laptopmag have posted a tip on how to somewhat bypass the metro interface when you start your PC. Here’s how they do it. Create an Explorer script file that launches the desktop. Open Notepad and paste or type in the following text: [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=Explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop Save the...

Since the release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview, there have been a bunch of Windows 8 tips and tricks out there that might be fun for you to know. Here are 10 to get you started. Windows Key + O: This key combo turns off, and on, screen rotation. It allows you to lock the screen where you want it, thus when...