How to use windows 8 like a pro

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Windows 8 has come up with many illusions for users. Traditional Window users doesn't feel comfortable with New Metro UI of Windows 8. If you follow some tips & tricks It will be much easier to use Windows 8. It is simple ebook about how to use Windows 8 like a pro user.

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How to use windows 8 like a pro

  1. 1. How to use Windows 8 like a Pro User By Narendra Kumar Surendra Kumar Blog Maintained http://www.nkjskj.com
  2. 2. Launch & response to Windows 8 RT version • On October 2012 Windows 8 RT has been publicly available for users. Although Microsoft tried more innovative within Windows Metro UI but it failed to be easy to control and use for users. Any new concept does take time in public acceptance and if that concept is more complex for users than it takes longer time. Solid empire of Microsoft since its first version make people force to use Windows 8 in their computer and tablets. On desktop experience it hasn’t changed special beside its Metro UI screen at startup & some security measures, but when we see its app store functionality that isn’t much impressive.
  3. 3. What is Difference between Microsoft Surface Windows RT and Surface Pro? • Microsoft Surface Windows RT and Windows Pro have difference in Both Software and Hardware. Let’s see below what is difference between hardware and in Surface Windows RT and Surface Windows 8 Pro.
  4. 4. Difference in Software Windows RT Windows 8 Pro It is brand new operating system for mobile devices. Windows Pro is upgraded version of Windows Desktop versions. You can install Apps from Microsoft Store, it means you will be unable to run Software made for Windows 7, Vista, XP. You can install Software compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP, Microsoft store apps will be fully supported by this version. Limited Apps available on Windows Store. You can continue with third party windows applications. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games. Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.
  5. 5. Difference in Hardware Features Windows RT Windows 8 Pro OS Windows RT Windows 8 Pro Storage 32GB, 64GB and 2GB RAM 64GB, 128GB and 4GB RAM Display 10.6″ ClearType HD Display 1366×768 pixels 16:9 (widescreen) 5-point multi-touch 10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display 1920 1080 pixels 16:9 (widescreen) 10-point multi-touch CPU Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 4.0 technology Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology Battery 31.5 W-h, 24W power supply 42 W-h, 48W power supply Camera Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with TruColor Others Two microphones, Stereo speakers, Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, Headset jack, HD video out port, Cover port Microphone, Stereo speakers Full-size USB 3.0 microSDXC card slot Headset jack Mini DisplayPort Cover port
  6. 6. Common Tips and tricks - Windows 8 1. Press window key anytime you get confusion in Windows 8 Metro UI interface to return to home Screen. 2. If you ever need to clear app history or other app related setting change option, simply go PC settings>>General>>App Switching, Delete History Options. 3. To search apps in Windows Store, Press any key. It will bring search option right side on screen. Now type and search for apps you want to install in device or computer. It will also give you related suggestions for apps you might looking for. 4. For better Navigation in Windows app store- Right click in windows app store to see options (i)Home (ii)Your apps. Click on a option where you want to navigate. …
  7. 7. … 5. Focus on using Keyboard more than mouse in Windows 8 RT version. It will help you in using Windows 8 like a pro user. 6. If you want to close Windows store, you can navigate mouse to top side of screen. There it will change in form of hand, then simply drag the app to bottom of screen. And it will close Windows Store. 7. You want to find apps for Windows 8 RT or Pro version? It will be nice to use Bing rather than Google search engine for this purpose. As Bing is Microsoft’s own search engine, It will bring you more specific search results about Windows 8 apps.
  8. 8. Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts Quick Open or Switching between Programs and Desktop In Windows 8 it is very easy to open or switch desktop and Apps. If you want start menu just press Windows key on your keyboard, Press again to switch to desktop (or use windows key + D). For opening a App quickly just press Windows Key and start typing App name and press enter.
  9. 9. Example:- I want open Google chrome browser on Windows 8 then it is very hard to select app from a lot of apps. So press windows key and start typing app name “chrome”.
  10. 10. App search results showing Google chrome just hit enter Google chrome is open. It takes maximum 2 second to open App on windows 8 (Press win key then start typing App name and hit enter).
  11. 11. Other Shortcuts of Windows 8 Press this To do this Windows logo key +start typing Search your PC Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-) Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen Ctrl+scroll wheel Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen Windows logo key +C Open the charms Windows logo key +F Open the Search charm to search files Windows logo key +H Open the Share charm Windows logo key +I Open the Settings charm Windows logo key +J Switch the main app and snapped app
  12. 12. Other Shortcuts of Windows 8 Windows logo key +K Open the Devices charm Windows logo key +O Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape) Windows logo key +Q Open the Search charm to search apps Windows logo key +W Open the Search charm to search settings Windows logo key +Z Show the commands available in the app Windows logo key +spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout Windows logo key +Ctrl+spacebar Change to a previously selected input Windows logo key +Tab Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) Windows logo key +Ctrl+Tab Windows logo key +Shift+Tab Windows logo key +PgUp Windows logo key +PgDown Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors) Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors) Windows logo key +Shift+period (.) Snaps an app to the left Windows logo key +period (.) Snaps an app to the right
  13. 13. Windows 8 apps Installation • To install apps in windows 8 we need to find that particular app in Windows store or Windows phone store. And we can install there in a easy way. It is common process of installation we see in our Windows interface installations.
  14. 14. Closing and Switching Windows 8 Apps 1. Windows 8 close app by dragging app to bottom side In windows 8 app screen move cursor to highest possible up side, it will change in form of a hand. When it changes to hand left click and drag it to bottom side. When you do this it will show you app in minimize form. You need to drag it till bottom of screen to close the app. It is very easy to use option. For touch screen device simply swipe it in same way up side to bottom to close the app. 2. Windows 8 close app by Old Keyboard shortcut We all know the common window close shortcut Alt+F4 of previous Windows versions. Simply apply this option to close any app instantly. No hard things to do in this way, Just you need to follow a repetitive way we have used in older windows versions. 3. Windows 8 close app by Using Task Manager Task manager is life saving tool from Windows to close when any particular program hangs computer. To close app using task manager simple press CTRL + ALT +Delete buttons altogether. When task manager appears to you simply End task of app which you want to close. 4. Switch between other Applications Use You can use Alt + Tab to switch other running programs. It is better option when we need quickly to go out of the interface to other running apps. It is better to switch between app and other programs if we need to return to that app after a while. 5. Windows 8 close app by App management Options bar See running apps by moving mouse cursor to slight down top at left side of screen. When you right click on any active app it will show you close option to close app. This is good way to close app when you have a lot of apps running in your device. Just select a particular app in app management options bar and close it easily. You can also switch between apps by moving cursor to very top left side corner of Windows UI.
  15. 15. Uninstalling Windows 8 apps Uninstall software (apps) from control panel It is traditional way to uninstall any software in Windows. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program. Now select program you want to uninstall from your computer Uninstall software (apps) from start menu Uninstalling from start menu is easiest way to remove software from windows 8 computer. Go to Start Menu by pressing Windows key. After that right click on Software (App) you want to uninstall from your computer than click on Uninstall Below from Options, Follow uninstalling steps and remove software. For Touchscreen Users – Uninstall Software on Windows 8 If you’re using a touchscreen device for windows 8, the process is slightly different as obviously you can’t right click on a touch screen. All you have to do is simply do a little swipe on the apps tile that you want to uninstall. Then you’ll be presented with the same uninstall bar as in the first screenshot above.
  16. 16. Wifi Virtual Router making in Windows 8 • First download this Windows App from here. • After download open this app. It will open like this:-
  17. 17. Follow the steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. • Enter Hotspot Name (ex. “myfi”) Uncheck to show wifi password Enter password, Atleast 8 character (ex. “12345678”) Select an adapter to share internet to your hotspot clients (Ex: “Local Area Connections” or “3G wireless” or “Wireless Network Connection”) Click start to create a hotspot. After clicking start your hotspot is started just enjoy your windows 8 sharing internet on multiple devices.
  18. 18. • Note: Sometime it shows enabling wireless adapter when you click on start. Please click on reload icon if this problem presents then click start. • Note:- This will share your connected internet connection, for example you have data card or direct metro cable to your windows 8 laptop or desktop.
  19. 19. Upcoming Updates and version of Windows 8 Microsoft is going to release its Windows 8 updated version Windows 8.1 on 18th October 2013. This update will be available for existing Windows 8 users to get within 2 years. And Microsoft is planning its newer version Windows 9 version for users. There are chances of becoming Windows 8 and later version to popular in coming time if Window brings all in on solution Software for all kind devices. Presentation Made By Narendra Kumar Surendra Kumar https://twitter.com/nkjskjblog https://www.facebook.com/nkjskjblog Blog Maintained by Authors http://www.nkjskj.com

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