Are you not quite content with how your windows 8 installation looks or functions? Well, don’t fret. Many pieces of Windows 8 and other operating system software allow for customization although it might not be readily evident. You can tweak a number of components and pieces to make them a lot more user-friendly. The following tips can help you modify your operating system and have windows 8 more of your own.
Modifying the start screen
You can now decide which applications and folders you want to incorporate on your windows 8 start screen. Firstly, right-click on the start screen and after that click on the applications button. Thereafter, simply right-click on the application you want to add to the start screen and click on the icon ‘pin to Start key’ located in the apps bar.
You can as well modify the start screen by either maximizing or minimizing the tiles’ size. Firstly, right click on the start screen tile that you wish to resize; an app bar button appears that gives you the option of two icons namely Larger and Smaller. Click on either the Larger or Smaller icon to resize your windows 8 start screen.
Customizing your login options
Windows 8 by always prompts you to enter your password every time you log in; however other login options exist in plenty. One can create either a PIN or picture password. In windows 8, click on the settings charm on the Charms bar, and afterwards choose Change PC Settings followed by a click on the Users tab. You will that beneath your account lays the segment for sign-in options. To create a picture password, click on the button that reads “Create a picture password”. Windows asks you to input your existing password. Click on the button that reads “choose picture” and select your preferred image and after that click finish.
For those who prefer using a PIN password, go to the ‘sign-in options’ area, click on the button that reads ‘create a pin’. Verify your existing password. Input a four-digit PIN, verify it, and afterwards click Finish. You will be required to use the new PIN every time you want to log in.
How to set up a new toolbar
Users of windows 8 can build a new taskbar toolbar to point towards any folder of their choice, like their Pictures or Documents. It is the new taskbar toolbar that offers fast and easy list-format access to the entire content in the given folder. To set up a new toolbar, start by right-clicking on the taskbar. Go to the Toolbar settings from the pop up window. Select the option ’new toolbar.’ Then go to the folder you want to access, whether it is your documents or pictures folder, and click on the button that reads ‘select folder’. What appears on the taskbar is a new toolbar that points towards your Document or Picture folder. In order to access all the contents in the folder, you simply need to click on the twin arrow adjacent to the toolbar.