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Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - Settings (part 2) - To display Internet options
Use the Turn On Flip Ahead slider to enable or disable this feature. It’s hard to foresee a situation when you would want to turn this useful feature off.
Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - Settings (part 1) - To search for an item
The tile-based IE10 offers a very limited number of settings that you can alter, but the important ones are illustrated here. Desktop IE10 has many more tools for changing browsing behavior, as you will see in a moment.
Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - Page Tools
The tile-based IE10 offers you a few Page Tools options, as well as application-specific charms. The choices offered to you by these tools are both limited and important.
Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - Tiles and Pinning
If there is a site or web page that you will return to, you can choose to pin this page to your Start screen. When you pin a page, it becomes a tile that you can tap or click to return to that page instantly.
Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - The Address Bar
The address bar in the tile-based interface allows you to enter an address or URL (Uniform Resource Locator) using touch. It works using your mouse as well. When you touch or click the address bar, it changes to look like it does in Figure 1.
Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - Working with Tabs
The tile-based IE shows a single browser window on your display, without an address bar or tabs opened. You can display the interface elements using a set of simple gestures.
Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - Working with Content
The page in tile-based IE10 is dynamic, and you can interact with it. It reacts to touches, swipes, and dynamic gestures such as pinch and expand. You can perform several actions to get to the content you want to see in a web page in a form that you want to see it in.
Windows 8 : Internet Explorer 10 - Tile-based IE10
The tile-based version of Internet Explorer is meant to be an immersive experience. A website should be displayed with little or no browser interface shown onscreen, thus maximizing the content’s size.
Windows 8 : Sharing Settings (part 2) - To create a folder share
One nice solution for sharing files and folders across multiple machines is Dropbox. When you install Dropbox, it looks like a local drive on your system, but your files are stored in the cloud.
Windows 8 : Sharing Settings (part 1) - To access sharing settings
Among the sharing settings you can control are network discovery, file and printer sharing, HomeGroup connectivity, media streaming, and password protection. Network discovery allows your computer to be seen on the network by others and allows your computer to find other devices.
Windows 8 : Wireless Connections (part 2) - To show your wireless network’s estimated data usage, To turn airplane mode on or off
The Windows 8 Task Manager contains detailed information on the history of your wireless apps. In this application, you can check your broadband connection to determine how much data has been used, see connection times, and check whether an application is metered or not. This information is found on the App History tab.
Windows 8 : Wireless Connections (part 1) - To switch wireless networks
Wireless connections use radio signals to send and receive transmissions. The two dominant forms of wireless connection are Wi-Fi, which is based on the IEEE 802.11 standards, and broadband connections that use cellular phone networks such as 3G and 4G.
Windows 8 : The Network Folder - To view your network and currently connected devices from the tile-based Start screen
The Network folder is one of those special folders that you can place on your Desktop or view from within Internet Explorer. It shows you what devices are viewable on your network and provides buttons for adding network devices and printers, establishing a remote connection, and more.
Windows 8 : Set Up a Connection or Network (part 2) - To connect to the Internet through a broadband modem
A feature called DirectAccess is available in Windows 8 to users accessing a network with a Windows server. This type of remote access connection lets users securely access enterprise shares, websites, and applications without connecting through a VPN.
Windows 8 : Set Up a Connection or Network (part 1) - To set up a network
You will usually only have to do this once, when you connect to a network or configure your router or access point the first time. The Set up a new network link polls your network to find available routers, modems, and access points that you can connect to.
Windows 8 : Network Connections - To view your current network connection
When you set up your computer, you give it a name. This friendly name, or hostname, is what you see when you browse a network. However, a hostname isn’t what a network uses to send traffic back and forth between systems. Networks use network addresses—they are the recognized endpoints where traffic is sent or received.
Windows 8 : Network and Sharing Center (part 2)
The Internet Protocol Version 4 dialog box allows you to set a fixed IP address, which can be useful when you want your device to always appear with a known address; for example, when you want to configure a PC as a media server.
Windows 8 : Network and Sharing Center (part 1)
Windows 8 tries to make things simple for users. When you plug a network adapter into your system, Windows 8 will recognize it and in most instances install a driver for it.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Optical Discs, USB Flash Drives
A flash drive, or thumbdrive, is a set of memory chips packaged into a container with a bus controller. Nearly all thumbdrives are USB drives, and over time the capacity of these drives has grown substantially while the price has plummeted. Small USB drives are given away as prizes in cereal boxes.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Solid-State Drives, Storage Spaces
With the appearance of Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to end its development of Windows Home Server. Since Windows 8 can serve as a media server, the unique disk pooling solution of Home Server has been moved into Windows 8, where it’s called Storage Spaces.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Defragment and Optimize Drives
Fragmentation extracts a performance penalty on your system because a disk head is forced to move locations to read data (called a “seek”) as it performs a READ operation.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Disk Cleanup and Check Disk
Disk Cleanup is used to delete files and objects from your disk to clear additional free space when your disk gets full. It will also make your drive perform a little faster.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Drive Properties and Tools
Windows stores a lot of information about your disk drives, along with some useful tools for disk maintenance, in their Properties dialog boxes. You can determine what type of disk you are using, specify how you want to share the disk, set up security, and more.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Dynamic Disks
A basic disk is one that contains primary partitions and logical volumes, with each having its own file system. In Figure 1, you see a disk subdivided into the maximum four partitions: three primary partitions and one extended partition that contains multiple volumes.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Simple Volumes (part 2) - To format an existing partition or volume, To extend a volume , To shrink a volume
To protect users against accidental errors, Windows 8 does not allow you to reformat the system or the boot (active) partition unless you start your system from another partition.
Windows 8 : Disks and Storage Devices - Simple Volumes (part 1) - To create and format a new partition or volume
If your account is not an Administrator account, you will be prompted to elevate your privileges. Windows 8 connects to the virtual disk service, displays all of your disks, and finds their states .
Windows 8 Explorer : Searches
One of the more important functions that Windows Explorer provides in Windows 8 is an advanced search capability. There’s nowhere else in Windows that offers this capability (although there are third-party tools that do so).
Windows 8 Explorer : Properties
Files have descriptive data written into them that tells a viewer more information about the file’s contents. Data about data is called metadata, but the Windows operating system calls this data properties.
Windows 8 Explorer : Working with Files
A file is an object in the file system that can store data. Files can be text, pictures, music, video, and so forth. Some file formats are universal; for example, TEXT (TXT), JPEG, RTF, and TIFF files can be interchanged (opened by) various programs.
Windows 8 Explorer : Moving Around
If you find that you need frequent access to a file or folder in a specific location, create a shortcut to it. To create a shortcut, right-click a blank portion of the Content pane and select New > Shortcut from the context menu.
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