Windows 8, the upcoming operating system from Microsoft brings a lot of innovations and improvements on how the user interacts with the computer. One of these innovations is the new Metro Start Screen, which replaced the old Start Menu and bringing in the Live Tile concept. A Tile from Windows 8 is actually an active shortcut for an app or command, as it can also display notifications regarding that application other than to give you access to it.
Windows 8 tablets have not been released yet but the Metro UI theme for Android tablets that we are going to cover today would certainly make you think that you’re using one. If you own a Android Honeycomb or ICS tablet and you like the look of the upcoming operating system from Microsoft, you can head on to the XDA Developer forum and download he awesome Metro UI theme for your Android tablet.
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.
Windows 8 comes with two instances or versions of Internet Explorer 10, one that is strictly related to the new Metro UI and one tied to the classic desktop interface. In the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, it looks like the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 will be set as the default browser; Microsoft allows you to change this settings in any moment, to the desktop version of the IE 10 browser.
Learn in this tutorial how to add the shutdown, log off and restart buttons as Windows 8 Metro Start Screen Tiles.
The first testing version of Windows 8 Consumer Preview shows the fact that Microsoft is ready to enter the tablets world and it will do that even if it risks to disappoint a pretty number of users. That could happen because a big number of users are used with the way Windows has been organized and worked in the last 25 years. A lot of people are also considering Windows 7 as the best OS which Microsoft has… Continue to Shutdown, Restart & Log Off Tiles in Windows 8 Metro Start Screen [How To]
Microsoft made public yesterday the first screenshots revealing their latest version of Office 15. This new version comes with a Metro inspired interface used in the upcoming Windows 8, that brings a minimalist and practical design. A preview for this new version was released with a video presentation for Windows 8 ARM. Videos show the Technical Preview versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint from Office 15.
I’m sure that you’ve noticed how all IT news sites talk about the upcoming Windows 8 Consumer Preview and its brand new Windows 8 Metro UI. Well, we are also going to talk about the Metro UI today but in the form of a Yahoo Messenger theme. If you’re using Yahoo messenger as your main IM client, this article is going to show how you can download yahoo messenger Windows 8 metro theme.
The Windows 8 Metro UI (user interface) is really a very controversial subject. That’s because the opinions on its use and look are split: some of Windows fab love the Windows 8 Metro UI while others hate it. We won’t continue this article by describing our opinion on it. On the contrary, for those which which really enjoy it, we have a very good news: Windows 8 Metro UI can also be used on Windows 7. The great advantage coming from this fact is that you won’t have to leave install Windows 8, just because you want to use its… Continue to How to have Windows 8 Metro UI in Windows 7: Instant Beautiful Browsing
Stardock Tiles is an application which emulates a component known from Windows 8. It becomes useful when you work with a lot of windows. I know, that’s the point of this operating system: to have multiple windows opened and to work with data contained by these windows. But when their number becomes very large, then it’s time to do something regarding our way of organizing. Therefore we will be using Stardock Tiles, which is an app which inspired from the Windows 8 famous UI: Metro. You will be able to preview, open, maximize/ minimize your already opened windows very quickly… Continue to Stardock Tiles: Windows 8 Application Bar in Windows 7
The new Microsoft Windows 8 comes with a new interface which is mostly dedicated for touch screen displays. Because of this, the classic Windows users are not enjoying it very much.
Because the new Windows 8 Metro UI is bringing major changes, instead of focusing on simplicity and functionality, the entire system will need a lot more resources.
To have an idea on this issue, let’s compare it with Windows 7. Here you will find anything, anytime. Everything can be found immediately and is placed exactly where you are expecting it. In Windows 8 is like you are invited to… Continue to How to Disable Windows 8 Metro UI