By Steve Sinchak
Acres of home windows eight tweaks from a Microsoft MVP and writer of Tweaks.com!
From a Microsoft MVP, who's additionally the savvy author of Tweaks.com, comes this final choice of home windows eight workarounds. Steve Sinchak takes you approach past default process settings, deep lower than the hood of home windows eight, right down to the hidden gem stones that allow you to customise your home windows eight approach such as you would not think. From assisting you customise the looks to establishing domestic networking, sharing media, and squeezing each ounce of functionality out of the OS, this ebook supplies. prepare to rock and roll with home windows 8!
- Uncovers hidden gem stones that will help you get the main out of home windows 8
- Bypasses the default process settings to teach you the way to customise the login and begin monitors, release hidden settings, supercharge your community velocity, do away with beneficial properties you hate, and more
- Provides over four hundred pages of workarounds and tweaks, together with many high-level ones for you hotshot techies who particularly like to reshape an OS and make it your own
- Offers professional assistance and perception from writer Steve Sinchak, a Microsoft MVP and writer of Tweaks.com
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Simply carry down the Ctrl key in your keyboard and scroll up or down whereas at the machine. you could create ridiculously huge icons with this system, as proven in Figure 7-4. ninety seven 98 half II ■ Customizing Windows 8 Figure 7-4: Create very huge icons with the mouse scroll wheel trick. Renaming the Recycle Bin to offer my computer a personalised contact, i admire to rename my Recycle Bin to whatever assorted. In earlier models of home windows, this used to be attainable basically via modifying the registry. In Windows 8, it truly is a lot more uncomplicated. simply practice the subsequent steps to rename your Recycle Bin: 1. Right-click the Recycle Bin at the machine and click on Rename. 2. sort a brand new identify, comparable to Trash Compactor, and press input. Customizing the Shortcut Arrow something that I continuously hate approximately Windows is the shortcut arrow. certain, it truly is solid so that it will inform if a shortcut is admittedly a shortcut, yet I already comprehend that the functions I wear my computing device are shortcuts. additionally, the shortcut indicator that Windows uses doesn't glance attractive, for my part. With an easy registry hack, it's attainable to exchange that shortcut icon overlay with any icon. this permits you to create your personal icon utilizing any renowned icon editor and use it as an overlay on any shortcut. bankruptcy 7 ■ Personalizing the laptop I created a eco-friendly arrow that i admire to take advantage of as my shortcut icon overlay. you could seize it from the Windows 8 Tweaks site at tweaks. com/340859. Use the subsequent steps to alter the icon shortcut overlay: 1. Open the beginning monitor, style regedit, after which press input to begin Registry Editor. 2. After Registry Editor has begun, navigate via HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer. three. Right-click the Explorer folder, extend New, and choose Key. kind Shell Icons because the identify of the hot key. four. Right-click the recent Shell Icons key, extend New, and choose String price. kind 29 because the identify of the recent string worth. five. Right-click the recent string you simply created and choose regulate. Set the worth to the icon course, a comma, and the icon index quantity that begins at zero. for instance, i take advantage of C:\icons\myshortcut. ico,0 as proven in Figure 7-5. The icon index quantity specifies which icon you must use within the dossier. (Some documents can comprise a number of icons, similar to the shell32. dll dossier. ) click on okay while you are complete. 6. sign off and again on, and also you should still see your new shortcut overlay. Figure 7-5: Set the shell icon direction and index. Customizing the Icons Are you beginning to get bored of the default icons in Windows 8? After your time they could get previous and uninteresting. while you're a hardcore computer customizer, that you most likely are when you've got this ebook, then it's time to customise the Windows icons at the computer. ninety nine 100 half II ■ Customizing Windows 8 To start, you first have to locate a few great-looking substitute icons. try out my favourite web pages and obtain icons in your computer: ■■ InterfaceLIFT—tweaks. com/899844 ■■ VistaIcons—tweaks. com/701266 ■■ IconArchive—tweaks. com/855045 ■■ IconFinder—tweaks.