Select default programs to open files with in window mode in Windows 8

Windows 8 has set some file types to open in full screen Metro applications which can be really annoying, especially if you just wanted to have a quick look at a photo or something. To stop this, you can determine certain applications to open all types of files they are able to open (e.g. Windows ... Read more

Change the number of maximal tile rows on the Metro start screen (Windows 8)

By default Windows 8's new start screen allows that many tile rows that fit onto your screen on a certain resolution - however, you can change that value by using the Windows registry. To get to the registry, point your cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen and right-click it once - a ... Read more

Transparent window borders in Windows 8

With Aero gone, the options to customize the appearance of your Windows desktop have highly decreased. Though while you don't have the option to add transparency to window borders, you can still achieve them with a simple trick (you won't have the blur anymore - just transparent borders). To do that, - right-click your desktop ... Read more

How to create a picture password on Windows 8

Apart from the traditional text string password, Windows 8 offers a new form of securing your user account which is by including touch and/or gestures into the procedure. Spoken directly, you are now able to select a picture where you perform three mouse or touch gestures on (circles, line or dots) that will unlock your ... Read more