It became way too tedious, when we switched from the traditional Windows interface to the new Windows 8 operating system. At times these hidden features are good, as they make the use of interface easier and other times, it lets you get rid of the small annoyances.
Certain annoyances are difficult to get rid of, but many of them can be easily fixed. Read on, to find few of the problems and their easy fixes.
Getting Rid of Lock Screen :
A “Lock Screen” in a tablet makes sense to me, but it is pretty annoying in a PC. To get rid of the Lock Screen, you need to tweak the Windows control feature:
- Open the ‘Run’ box by—pressing ‘Windows’ key+R or right clicking on the screen and selecting ‘Run’ from the menu. Once it is open, type ‘gpedit.msc’ followed by hitting ‘Enter’.
- This will open up Local Group Policy Editor, from there you need to navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel >Personalization.
- Click on the option of ‘Do Not Display the Lock Screen’, select the ‘Enable’ button in the window and click on ‘Ok’. You will not be irritated with Lock Screen anymore.
Confirm before deleting a file:
If you’re making an attempt to delete a file, it will not ask for your confirmation in Windows 8, but it will send your file directly to the Recycle Bin. This may lead the user to lose a file, if his intent was not to delete the specific file. The missing of old style confirmation prompt could be upsetting for most of the users, as it was for me!
Do not be disappointed, as you can get it back by right clicking on the Recycle Bin and selecting ‘Properties’ from the quick menu. Check on the ‘Display delete confirmation dialog’ box and click on ‘Ok’. Turn away the annoyance!
DVD playback support:
Windows 8 includes Windows Media Player, but this program doesn’t have a DVD playback support. This issue can be averted by installing Windows 8 Pro or a Media Center Pack, worth of $10. we would suggest you to go for VLC media player, which is not only free but also, has almost all the features that offer—DVD playback support, ripping support, Blu-ray support and more. In a nutshell, we would say that VLC is a more flexible media player.
Probably, you’re convinced and good to go with your Windows 8 system. Windows 8 is a completely new interface that may give trouble now, but we are expecting it to be simpler eventually. Let’s see, how it works in the long run!
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