a few days ago I was in a session of Windows 8 with Roberto at the offices of Microsoft. When we started to talk about our experiences with Windows 8, many commented that the change had been difficult or a bit traumatic. I’m going to comment on what I think are XX points that can help you to more easily switch to Windows 8.
How to work out of the home menu
Because Yes, finally Microsoft has removed the Windows Start menu. If you look at it in retrospect, the start menu is a great Accelerator for accessing programs or Windows functionalities, but since Windows Vista, we have another way to much simpler access to these elements.
Simply press the Windows key and from the METRO interface began to write the name of the application you want to launch.
An interesting detail is that this not only serves to launch applications, such as for example the Notepad in the picture above. But we can also access Windows configuration elements simply by changing to the "Settings" section.
METRO does not replace the start menu, it is METRO
Another trend I’ve seen in some people is trying to directly replace the start menu with shortcuts added by METRO. This is a big mistake, mainly because if you’ve installed complete suites of products such as Visual Studio or Microsoft Office, you fill things the METRO desk and let him useless.
I personally think that METRO is for applications that interact and show notifications, e.g. contacts, messages, etc..
If you want access to the programs, check the first point. If you still like to access programs from the METRO interface, you can use the following tip for all programs.
Press CTRL and with the mouse wheel, you can watch the entire interface meter full.
Windows 8 is intended to renew the desktop as we know it in PC and Tablets. But
Windows + I: access open Windows options
Windows + Q: access to search for applications
Windows + W: accesses Search Settings
Windows + F: access to search for files
Windows + x presents a direct access to common features of Windows
If you do a search on BING, you can find many shortcuts more.
How to close applications METRO
IMHO: The RAM is to consume it.
But may be you are of those who strives to have a laptop with 16 GB of RAM, a processor i7 in it, probably bother you that your operating system consumes more than 1 GB of RAM.
The first thing you’ll see is that METRO applications do not have an "X" to close them and that if it is not through the Task Manager, then is not very natural way to close them.
There is no way of closing these applications is selecting the upper section of them and dragging them towards the lower section. The gesture is quite natural when you work on a Tablet, but the mouse cost a little more.
Activate Windows 7 vista
Finally if these tips do not help you, you can activate a HACK that adds the start menu and change the style of Windows 8 that we already know Windows 7. A detail, this tip is not official and I do not believe it to be available in the final version of Windows 8. This mode is enabled with the following steps
- pressing Windows + W to access the settings of Windows
- write the phrase "change system"
- in the search results, select "System"
- within the properties of the system, select "advanced settings"
- display the list of options and select the option "enable Windows 7 mode"
- restart Windows
From this moment, every time that we change the METRO interface to the classic interface, we will see the look & feel of Windows 7.
Saludos @ La Adrada