How To Turn Off Aero Shake In Windows 8

surgeprice.display("ihaveapc.com_336x280_abovepost"); Aero Shake is a new feature that was introduced in Windows 7 for managing windows. What it basically does is minimize open windows when one active window is selected and shaken back and forth. In case this feature is not needed, it can be disabled. Here is how to do it in Windows 8 (this works in Windows 7 as well) : Go to Start > Run...

Disable Password On Wake Up For Windows 8 PC

When waking up PC from sleep with Windows 8/8.x, the default setting is to enter password before resuming the session. This can be changed though so that no password is needed. Do note that this is not suitable for public PCs or for those PCs which have more than one user.  Here is how : Access the “Settings” charm (Windows key + C)  and choose PC settings. [Here is a list of common Windows...

Quickly Enable Start-up Sound In Windows 8

Here is how to enable the start-up sound in Windows 8 : From the system tray, right click on the speaker icon and select “Sounds”.Next, from the “Sounds” tab, enable the tick mark next to “Play Windows Start-up sound”.Also if needed, this can be saved as a separate sound scheme by clicking on “Save As” and naming it. This is useful when trying to...

How To Change Time Interval For Windows 8 Notifications

The default time interval for notifications that pop up in Windows 8 is  five seconds. This means that these notifications will be visible for five seconds. However this time period can be changed as needed. Here is how to do this : 1. Access the Settings function from Windows 8 charm bar and choose “Change PC settings”.2.  From the “Ease of Access” column, change the value...

How To Change Device Driver Settings In Windows 8

Access system settings from Windows 8 control panel
Windows 8 automatically searches and downloads the latest device drivers for all the available devices. In case this needs to be disabled so as to either stop Windows Update from getting the new drivers or to prevent receiving the device information and related applications from the hardware manufacturer, here is how to do it : Go to Control Panel > System. Then choose “Remote settings”.From...

Speed Up Web Surfing On Windows 8 Devices Through UC BrowserHD

User interface of UC Browser HD
UC BrowserHD for Windows 8 offers a lightweight and fast surfing experience. Install it from the Windows 8 store here or search for it from the charms bar :Once installed, it will display a speed dial with popular web pages.Type in any webpage address that needs to be accessed at the bottom of window. The load times for multimedia rich websites is low and the whole surfing experience is...