Articles tagged: Windows 8 Tips

Tip of the Day: mklink: Hard and Symbolic Links in Windows

File system links can make files and folders appear in more than one place. It can be quite useful.

Tip of the Day: Icons or Thumbnails?

Choosing to view icons or thumbnails in a File -> Open dialog is controlled somewhere else completely. I’ll show you the setting in Windows File Explorer.

Tip of the Day: The TREE Command

Tip of the Day: ALT+TAB

The ALT+TAB tab sequence is under-appreciated. Learn its power and flexibility to switch between running programs.

Tip of the Day: Searching Via the Command Prompt

Using the Command Prompt can often be quicker and clearer than Windows’ own built-in search function.

Tip of the Day: View Hidden Files

Tip of the Day: Save the Installation Media

Tip of the Day: Close Programs Before Shutting Down

Tip of the Day: Make the Taskbar Bigger

The taskbar can become crowded with icons for running programs and notification. One way to deal with it is to make the taskbar bigger — vertically.

Tip of the Day: Removing Start Menu Tiles

The Windows 10 Start menu is one of its most controversial features. What most people don’t realize is how much you can customize it.

Tip of the Day: the System File Checker

Tip of the Day: Tasklist

Tip of the Day: The Quick Way to Discover Your Windows Version

Tip of the Day: Adjust Your Keyboard Repeat

Tip of the Day: Icons in Shell32.dll

Tip of the Day: Notepad Deserves More Respect

Tip of the Day: Detecting Administrative Privileges in a Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: Know When Restore Points Are Useful

Tip of the Day: 0% Fragmentation Isn’t Worth It

Tip of the Day: Don’t Always Trust Windows for the Latest Drivers

Tip of the Day: Adjust the Recycle Bin’s Disk Usage

Tip of the Day: Review Your Browser’s Extensions and Add-ins

Tip of the Day: Determine Your IP Address(es)

Tip of the Day: Icons or Thumbnails?

Tip of the Day: Encrypt a Folder in Windows

Tip of the Day: Make the Mouse Pointer Easier to Find

Tip of the Day: Set a Custom Command Prompt Prompt

Tip of the Day: CTRL+P to Print

Tip of the Day: Checking a Disk’s Free Space

Tip of the Day: Give Your Computer a Meaningful Name

Tip of the Day: Sort in the Command Line

Tip of the Day: Enter Characters that Don’t Have Keys

Tip of the Day: Block a Website Using Your Hosts File

Tip of the Day: Adjust Your Mouse’s Double-click Speed

Tip of the Day: Remove Unused Printers

Tip of the Day: Access A Network Shared without a Drive Letter

Tip of the Day: Resize the Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: Access Device Manager Quickly

Tip of the Day: Disable Screen Effects for Speed

Tip of the Day: Quick Access to the Volume Mixer

Tip of the Day: Large and Small Taskbar Icons

Tip of the Day: Add Another Clock

Tip of the Day: When In Doubt, Reboot

Tip of the Day: Redirection and Piping