Friday, June 22, 2012

Gain a productivity advantage with Windows 8 and multiple monitors

Up until recently, I have been using Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview on a system with a single monitor. In that type of configuration I was constantly confronting the Metro Start Screen and feeling like my familiar desktop was playing second fiddle. However, when I installed Windows 8 on a system with a multiple-monitor configuration, I definitely began seeing the operating system in a totally different way. Read more

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Disable the Lock screen in Windows 8 forever

In last week’s blog post, Make the Windows 8 Start Screen work like the Start Menu, I showed you how to get rid of all the tiles on the Start Screen and populate it with application shortcut icons so that you can essentially use the Start Screen as a replacement for the Start Menu. What I didn’t tell you was that I had initially begun my search for reviving the Start menu in the Local Group Policy Editor. Alas, there is no setting for disabling the Start Screen or enabling the Start menu.

However, I did find a setting that will allow you to do away with another possibly annoying feature designed for touch screen tablets and not necessarily for desktops - the Lock screen. Read more

Monday, June 11, 2012

Microsoft Metro Bob


Has Windows 8's new Metro user interface got you flummoxed?

Well then you need Microsoft Metro Bob!