- Customising Windows 8 to "traditional view"
New laptop has Windows 8 and cant get on with the bloody app/tile icon front page. Basically what i want is to try and have a more traditional view, like windows XP or 7 (what im used to).
Im aware of various programmes that can do this for you, any recommendations? These two look promising, but before i download one any advice would be appreciated.Posted 4 years agosuperfliMember
Win8.1 update (preview) on my work machine just gave me a start button. Press start and then all the tiles are presented to you! I gave it my full 30secs attention and then installed classic shell again. Maybe you can change it to give you a start menu, but I didnt see it immediately.Posted 4 years agomangatankMember
Windows Key +…
D switches between touch and desktop interfaces
I calls up the power-down modes
X calls up a powerful PC admin menu
Q calls up a list of the installed apps
W calls up a settings search
E calls up the My Computer screen
Remember to use Windows key + D to get back to the desktop.
Windows 8 can be a really nice place to be if you use these shortcuts.Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
It’s still shit even if you remember a load of shortcut keys (rather than press on oh-so-obvious icons/menus arranged in an oh-so-obvious manner like on a Start button). I still use Windows 7 myself but have the misfortune of ‘supporting’ my GF’s W8 laptop. I thought she was just being pedantic when complaining about how the whole in-built picture gallery stuff works but frig me a 4-year old could design something better.Posted 4 years ago
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