Hidden Eggs in Windows 8

Windows 8, the latest operating system released by Microsoft on 26th August, 2012, consists of two different parts:

  1. The desktop which quite look and feel likes Windows 7.
  2. The all new start page which is completely different from previous Windows operating systems.

Secret start menu:

If you move your mouse curser to the bottom left of the screen and instead of left clicking if you click right then you find a menu (also called it as Quick Access Menu[QAM]) or list of keys which help you to access some areas of the operating system, task manager, control panel or those places which are only can controlled by admin.

Its keys are:

  • 1. Programs and features
  • 2. Power option
  • 3. Network connection
  • 4. Event viewer
  • 5. System
  • 6. Device manager
  • 7. Disk management
  • 8. Computer management
  • 9. Command prompt
  • 10. Task manager
  • 11. Search
  • 12. Run
  • 13. Desktop
  • Sync your setting:

It is quite similar to the old Windows version but from here now you can create some new type of account which directly connects you through Windows ID to SkyDrive, Xbox, and outlook.This type of sync system helps you to connect to multiple computers.

Windows Defender:

Windows 8 comes with windows defender. The anti-virus security essential is also added to it. Windows defender also has the capability to track virus, spy or malware.

Built-in screen shot:

Windows 8 can automatically save screen as PNG by pressing Win+PrtScn. This feature is also present in the previous version (windows 7).

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Windows 8 consists of some keyboard shortcuts, like:

  • Ctrl+Tab you can see all apps.
  • Win+C open up the charm bar.
  • Ctrl+Tab which helps you to switch apps.
  • Win+I Shows Settings panel.
  • Ctrl+F1 Minimizes / maximizes ribbon in Windows Explorer.
  • Win+X Opens Quick Access Menu.
  • Win key which Toggles between Start Screen and Windows Desktop

File history:

Windows 8 can track important files which may be deleted accidentally. This feature may be not activated but you can activate it from control panel.

ISO support:

Windows 7 comes with a built-in ISO burner but Window 8 is one step ahead of Windows 7, it can launch ISOs. You can view the ISO file by double clicking.

Reinstalling Windows:

It features a new system known as reset and might be used when something wrong happens. Thanks to Windows 8, because the former complicated installation system is gone.

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