With the new Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft changed also the way you used to log on to Windows. Once you boot up the computer and Windows 8 loads, the first thing that you will see post the password screen is the brand new Metro Start Screen. In previous versions of the operating system, as soon as the log-on credentials are verified the Windows desktop will appear on the screen.
Saving file after file on your desktop or extracting contents of archives in the same location, can lead to having a clogged up desktop, full of icons which you do not necessarily use or need. To increase productivity while you’re working on the computer, you should get rid of such files or icons wasting desktop space and then arrange the remaining icons in a way that will help you identify them easily.
Ever since Windows XP was released, all versions of Windows come with an integrated remote desktop application but if you’re on a shared computer, it is very likely that this function has been disabled by the administrator account of the computer. If you are searching for a way to connect remotely to a computer that has the feature disabled, you should try Supremo, which is a free remote desktop App for Windows. You can use the application in the upcoming Windows 8 Consumer Preview, that is scheduled for release this month.
If you are going to use Windows 8 Consumer Preview as soon as it will be made available to the general public, you should make sure that you know how to enable or disable Metro UI in Windows 8 using desktop context menu. This tutorial will show you what are the steps that must be followed if you would like to enable or disable the Metro UI, with just a single click. This guide also comes in hand if you do not want to install any additional registry tweak software.
We often find ourselves in a situation where we find out about a new software that we could use for doing a particular task. When I say this I mean an application from editing a simple text file (other than Microsoft Office) to an application that allows you to watch movies or listen to music, without having to download a file on your computer. This is the case where you can use Elpis player to listen to Pandora Radio in your desktop.
There are a lot of people which usually work with not just one remote desktop connections. They could need to establish several connections in they daily activity. Therefore we thought that it could be a good idea to review an application which provides this benefit. Therefore, today we will be discussing about rsrdp.
All of us have noticed how much progress Microsoft has made with Windows 7 and the upcoming Windows 8, but sometimes you need to involve third party software in your work, as the features that Windows comes with do not suffice. One example in this case would be the possibility to create multiple desktops in Windows. Unfortunately, Microsoft have not provided us with the resources to do such a thing in any of their versions of Windows 7, even though many of the users have requested such a feature.
By now, with the integration of cloud computing in Apple’s iOS and in Android with custom apps, it is not that difficult to sync files, music or contacts between the iPhone or Android device and the PC (desktop). Some of us like to have all of their mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android tablet or smartphone synced with the main computer, be that a desktop PC or a laptop (notebook).
I must admit that my desktop looks awful. It is full of files, folders, shortcuts, photos, documents and tens of other similar things. Sometimes I can barely see my wallpaper. Except the fact that I never find what I need from my desktop, there is another drawback from this: my computer starts to run slowly, because each time I start it windows has to load all that amount of information. Therefore I decided it is time to review an application which should help me, and others like me which keep “throwing” all kind of things on their desktops.
For the Windows fans we have searched the web for an application which would allow them to keep on their desktop the shortcuts and widgets, but without loading too much their home screen. Of course, there are lot of these applications but we really enjoyed working with one of them: Gizmo Toolbar.
This application is a launcher which use in order to group your Windows shortcuts in different toolbars. Gizmo Toolbar is fully custoizable, so you could choose the theme you like the most, the font, the color etc.