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Windows 8 Tips and Tricks

Windows 8 Tips and Tricks

with David Rivers

Video: Welcome

(SOUND) I'm David Rivers. Windows 8 is vastly different from any previous version of Microsoft Windows, both in appearance and functionality. Getting up to speed with Windows 8 does therefore present certain challenges that can test one's patience, and even commitment to this version of the operating system. So this course is designed to minimize your frustration and shorten the learning curve by presenting a collection of tips and tricks that will help you to use Windows 8 in the most efficient manner. We'll begin with my top 10 list of tips and tricks, chosen for how they can improve your experience with Windows 8.
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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. What you should know before starting this course
      34s
  2. 25m 30s
    1. Closing running applications
      2m 46s
    2. Finding things quickly
      2m 35s
    3. Protecting yourself from unrecognized applications
      2m 11s
    4. Zooming the Start screen and grouping tiles
      3m 30s
    5. Activating the Quick Access menu
      1m 8s
    6. Managing startup items from Task Manager
      1m 17s
    7. Creating a picture password
      2m 59s
    8. Booting directly to the desktop
      3m 48s
    9. Logging in without a username and password
      2m 3s
    10. Shutting down with one click
      3m 13s
  3. 13m 34s
    1. Keyboard shortcuts for searching
      3m 47s
    2. Keyboard shortcuts for navigating and running apps
      5m 28s
    3. Shortcuts using a mouse
      4m 19s
  4. 19m 48s
    1. Adding and removing taskbar options on the desktop
      5m 44s
    2. Creating a makeshift Start button on the desktop
      3m 7s
    3. Customizing the Quick Access menu
      4m 2s
    4. Customizing the lock screen
      4m 59s
    5. Customizing the File Explorer's target folder
      1m 56s
  5. 10m 39s
    1. Displaying all applications in one place
      2m 7s
    2. Enabling God mode
      2m 15s
    3. Inverse selecting in File Explorer
      2m 18s
    4. Capturing screens to your Pictures folder
      2m 7s
    5. Choosing your default photo viewer
      1m 52s
  6. 17m 20s
    1. Disabling animations
      1m 26s
    2. Using included security software
      3m 7s
    3. Fine-tuning your power settings
      4m 28s
    4. Modifying the power button to use sleep mode
      1m 45s
    5. Optimizing your hard drive(s)
      2m 16s
    6. Taking control of Windows indexing
      2m 57s
    7. Running a program as the administrator
      1m 21s
  7. 25m 37s
    1. Installing a DVD player
      1m 28s
    2. Using calculator templates
      2m 51s
    3. Tracking actions with Problem Steps Recorder
      3m 36s
    4. Burning ISO files to CD or DVD
      1m 54s
    5. Preventing users from uninstalling applications
      2m 49s
    6. Creating a system repair disk
      2m 3s
    7. Creating a virtual drive
      7m 5s
    8. Backing up with File History
      3m 51s
  8. 30s
    1. Next steps
      30s

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Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
1h 54m Appropriate for all Aug 26, 2013

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Get more out of Windows 8. Author David Rivers shares tips and shortcuts for working more efficiently, improving system performance, and protecting your data in Windows 8. Learn to find files quickly, manage startup items, and even log in without a user name and password. The course also includes advice on controlling Windows with time-saving mouse and keyboard shortcuts, customizing the display, working with utilities, protecting your privacy, improving the performance of the operating system, and more.

Topics include:
  • Protecting yourself from unrecognized applications
  • Activating the Quick Access menu
  • Booting directly to the desktop
  • Shutting down with one click
  • Navigating and running apps from the keyboard
  • Customizing menus and screens
  • Displaying all applications in one place
  • Capturing screenshots to your Pictures folder
  • Fine-tuning your power settings
  • Optimizing your hard drive
  • Preventing users from uninstalling applications
  • Creating a virtual drive
Subjects:
Business Operating Systems
Software:
Windows
Author:
David Rivers

Welcome

(SOUND) I'm David Rivers. Windows 8 is vastly different from any previous version of Microsoft Windows, both in appearance and functionality. Getting up to speed with Windows 8 does therefore present certain challenges that can test one's patience, and even commitment to this version of the operating system. So this course is designed to minimize your frustration and shorten the learning curve by presenting a collection of tips and tricks that will help you to use Windows 8 in the most efficient manner. We'll begin with my top 10 list of tips and tricks, chosen for how they can improve your experience with Windows 8.

Then, we'll explore a number of popular time saving keyboard and mouse shortcuts, before we dig in to various customizations you can make to improve your work environment. We'll also explore ways to improve the performance of your Windows 8 computer, and try out some of the most popular tools and utilities available to you in Windows 8. So, so much to cover, let's get started.

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