Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Various Windows 8 Features

Windows 8, as you all know, is an amazing combination of technology and innovation. This state-of-the-art operating system has captured the attention of millions of users worldwide. As a matter of fact, the features and options developed by the Microsoft support and help team is quite overwhelming, one of which is the new and improved Windows 8 transfer feature. Let us see some of the quality features in Windows 8 operating system.

Start Menu and Control Panel
Microsoft’s decision to abandon the Start menu has stirred a mixed opinion among the users. While some of them consider this as a necessity, a major portion deems this as a total disadvantage. Turning the page a little, Start menu was something the users could always count on, providing instant access to the hard drives, search features, PC's applications and settings.

The good news is, there is still a task bar in the desktop view and you can easily pin the programs to it. By hitting the Windows key and ‘X’ key simultaneously, you can access some of the functions of the old Start menu. You can also access them using your mouse pointer, by hovering in the bottom left corner. This will display options such as “Network Connections”, “Task Manager”, and “Windows Explorer”. For those users who fear the worst for the Control Panel, you can find it safe and sound in the desktop view. It can be accessed easily through the new menu.

PC settings screen
The shape of the PC screen has changed for better visibility. You need to navigate to the Settings Charms to access the same. Select the option labeled “More PC Settings” located at the bottom right corner of the panel. You can find a long list of settings to tweak at the bottom left hand side of the screen. Navigate to the Privacy section to determine the Windows Live account details along with your name and location.

You can make use of the Airplane Mode to turn off the wireless networking completely. Copy a file to a desired location to understand the basic Windows 8 transfer features. Navigate to the Settings charm to make sure that the correct settings are selected. You can use the same to search through the system settings to tweak the OS settings.

Though Microsoft proclaims that Windows 8 is a huge success, we have to wait and see how the future of this latest operating system is going to be.