Windows 8's Start screen and "Modern" apps can feel awkward to use on a non-touch PC, but they really start to make sense when paired with a touch PC. If you're not ready to go out and buy a new Windows 8 laptop with touch, tablet, convertible, or all-in-one PC, here are some ways you can add touch support to your existing system. Show More Summary
Every single person who owns a Nokia Lumia smartphone has slightly different needs or requirements; you can see this on every Start screen. Like the ancient art of tasseography, each Start screen tells a story and about the individual and … Continue reading ?
As I'm spending more time with Windows 8, I'm finding it's pretty efficient, but I'm wondering whether I can customize the start tiles. In particular, there are a couple that point to programs I don't use, and I'd like to add a program or two of my own, along with changing what's big and what's little. Show More Summary
Microsoft on Wednesday posted a video walk-through of its new Windows 8.1 operating system highlighting improvements to the Start screen, search function and more. Microsoft’s new lock screen will no longer display a single static image,...Show More Summary
Gosh, the new Windows 8.1 Start screen is so gosh-darned friendly! And you know what? It is. Microsoft’s pulled some of the best features of Windows Phone out into its new revision, and taken a step forward. Purists may still dislike...Show More Summary
So we got another peek at Windows 8.1 this morning. That new search looks great (if you're cool with Bing), and the Start Screen looks to be a lot more functional as well. But, naturally, we still don't have answers on a lot of the deeper...Show More Summary
Oh, misty Doom-colored memories... (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Windows has come a long way over the decades. From the now antiquated looking boxes of Windows 1.0 to the layers upon layers of desktops, start screens, charms, tiles, and whatever that bar on the left is in Windows 8. Show More Summary
For me, one of the most awkward aspects of the Windows 8 Start screen (you know, the one with all the tiles) is file management. Specifically, if I want to browse or search my files (Word documents, PDFs, etc.), it's not immediately clear how to do so. Show More Summary
The returning Start button only leads to the Start screen, sorry.
The inimitable Paul Thurrott today reported two images that detail key features of the coming ‘Blue’ update to Windows 8: the return of the Start Button, and the unification of the... Keep reading ?
To tile or not to tile? One of the most divisive elements of Windows 8 is the Start screen's tiles. These square or rectangle-shaped buttons are effectively shortcuts to launching apps, and are often displaying additional data about the app they represent. Show More Summary
One thing that’s clear about owning a Nokia Lumia is that every single owner’s Start screen is different and personalised to that individual. Today we’re looking at the Start screen of Martin Banham, Product Owner of Nokia Music for Windows … Continue reading ?
Horse, cart, now in same postcode Microsoft has unveiled two mice that for the first time pack a button that sends users straight to the Windows 8 Start screen, the unloved abode of The interface Formerly Known As Metro (TIFKAM).…
Microsoft announced the new Sculpt Comfort Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Mouse today on the Windows Experience blog. I'm usually not someone who is writing about untested hardware but the Sculpt Comfort Mouse comes with a feature that makes it report-worthy in my opinion. The mouse ships with a start screen button which Microsoft calls the [...]Show More Summary
Microsoft is readying two new mice, both of which feature buttons designed to help Windows 8 users find their way back to the Start screen.
When you're in Windows 8's full-screen mode, you have to go through four annoying clicks or taps to shut down your computer. This shortcut fixes that annoyance by placing a one-click (or one-tap) tile in the Start screen. Read more....
Wouldn't you love to have this option in your Windows 8 Start screen? Last October I explained to how to shut down Windows 8—a subject you wouldn't think would require its own how-to guide. And yet. At the end of that post (which generated...Show More Summary
Windows Phone has one or two frustrating omissions. One of these is an easy toggle button to enable and display wireless networking, mobile Internet, Bluetooth pretty much anything concerning communication. Rather than a simple on/off button on the Start screen, users must open the settings menu and flick the on/off switch. Show More Summary
Latest software release for Nokia Lumia 900 is SW 2175.2307.8862.13100 The availability of this update may depend on your network service provider. New start screen experience with resizable tiles: to change the size, tap and hold the...Show More Summary
Nokia indicated today via its U.S. support forums that the Windows Phone 7.8 system update is now ready for the Lumia 900. Windows Phone 7.8 updates the appearance and behavior of the Start screen, but doesn't include the under-the-hood improvements found in Windows Phone 8.