Thursday, January 30, 2014

Microsoft : 5 top tweaks to make Windows 8.1 feel more familiar

In a post in Microsoft's Windows Experience blog, the tech giant talks about how to make Windows 8.1 feel familiar for new users. "Let’s face it: Windows 8.1 looks a whole lot different than Windows 7 or Windows XP. I mean, the desktop we all know and love is still there (awesome!) but the Start screen can take some time to get used to. " coveys the intention behind this post. Microsoft wants to make consumers who have upgraded from older Windows to Windows 8.1 feel home.

Pin your favorite apps to the taskbar
Of course, Boot to Desktop is the first feature which comes into mind when making Windows 8.1 work like old versions of Windows. The post continues to say that pinning your desktop apps to taskbar is still there so Windows 7 users will feel a lot better with this feature. Using the desktop wallpaper as your start screen's background is also a useful features as it the transition smoother. Opening Internet explorer in the desktop mode by default is a awesome tweak so that the new users land on the familiar version of internet explorer. You can read the blog post for more tweaks !

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