Searching for the best ways to find your way around Windows 8? We asked our users to share their Windows 8 knowledge with us. We’ve added a few highlights here, and below you can find all different kinds of Windows 8 Tips and Tricks. Already a Windows 8 expert? Share your Windows 8 tip in the comments to help make Windows 8 better for everyone.
Always forgetting a complicated or encrypted password? With Windows 8 you’re able to make your own picture password instead. Press the Win Key + I to get into your settings, click “Change PC settings at the bottom right, and go to the users tab. There, you’ll see a button to “create a picture password”, under “sign-in options”. Then, design your own!
If you’re using apps in both the Metro interface and classic desktop mode you can navigate back and forth between the apps you’re using in each. By hitting the alt+tab buttons you can easily rotate through, and access, all of the apps you’re using in both modes.
Take and save screenshots with one command. Press the Win key+prnt screen to take a snapshot of your current screen. Then access the picture in the screenshots folder in your Pictures library, where it is automatically saved.
Looking for start menu shortcuts in Windows 8? When in the Modern start screen or even in the desktop view drag your mouse to the bottom left corner. When you are all the way into the bottom left corner, right click with your mouse and a secret little menu will pop-up giving you similar shortcuts you would find in the start menu in Windows 7 and previous versions of Window. Plus, there are a few administrator tools you can use too.