Navigating Windows is easy with clicks using the mouse or the touchpad. You can, however, use keyboard shortcuts to easily navigate through the Windows programs instead of clicking on a series of dialog boxes and menus. These keyboard shortcuts take you to the programs directly and open them up for you.
You can modify the Windows 8 and the next versions of the Operating System by using these simple navigation hacks.
- If you want to remove the tiles from the start menu, you can unpin from start and you won't see any tiles. You can repeat this process till you remove all the tiles.
- The 'power' option in the start menu have all the options for rebooting, shutting down, and restarting.
- You can see all the installed apps all at once when you click the start menu and click 'all apps.'
- If you want to pin any program or file to the start menu, just right-click on the file or the program and select 'pin to start.'
- On Windows 8 operating system, you can click on search menu and search for any program, instead of navigating them through the list. This is also one of the easiest ways to open a program.
- You can personalize and customize the start menu by selecting the apps that you want to hide and those which you want to appear in the 'Personalization' option of the 'setting' menu.
- You can have multiple desktops by clicking the task view button in the task bar + 'New Desktop' to create a new desktop.
- To see recently opened tabs, right-click on any tabs- duplicate, refresh, or move the tabs to a new window. This is how you can easily manage tabs in Windows.
- Onedrive is the cloud storage provided by Microsoft for all the Windows operating system. You can sync all the files with this storage so that all the files created are automatically stored in the cloud, and you don't have to worry about backing up the system.
- The ‘system image’ utility provided by the Windows system is also a back up facility that you can use to back up all the files and programs before you format or reinstall any operating system.