7 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8

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Previously, I had written about 12 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 on Online Tech Tips and today I’m here to write about a few more! With the new Metro UI in Windows 8, keyboard shortcuts make a lot more sense to use now. Previously, I had never used keyboard shortcuts with any prior version of […]

Fix Missing Windows Metro Apps in Windows 8

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If you recently upgraded Windows 8 Release Preview or Windows 8 Consumer Preview to Windows 8 RTM, you may have run into a couple of strange problems like missing apps and tiles. Some users have reported that the Desktop tile was missing from their Start Screen and a bunch of other preinstalled apps like Windows […]

How to Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 8

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Even though Disk Cleanup is not a very often used tool in Windows, it still does come in handy and I have found that it does a good job of getting rid of some stuff that other cleaners can’t. In Windows 8, you can open Disk Cleanup in a number of ways. In this post, […]

Refresh Windows 8 Experience Index

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Just like previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 also rates your system on a scale from 1.0 to 9.9. Note that the scale has changed from Windows 7. Before it used to be from 1 to 7.9. The score is broken down into several categories including Processor, Memory, Graphics, Gaming graphics, and Primary hard disk. […]

Can’t Copy Text from a PDF File?

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So I ran into a problem the other day when I had to copy some text from a PDF file and paste it into a presentation that I was doing. The problem was I could not copy the text! Hmm, I thought, there must be something stupid I am doing since I am pretty sure […]

Will Deleting an Email on the iPhone/iPad Delete it on the Server?

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I’ve been using Gmail on my iPhone and iPad for a long time now and I have it setup exactly the way I want. A couple of my friends have Gmail setup too, but they didn’t quite understand how Gmail, IMAP and iOS work together when you are managing your email. One question I always […]

Boot Windows 8 to Desktop Instead of Start Screen

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In Windows 8, when you type in your login credentials, you will be presented with the new Metro interface Start Screen as shown below. In order to get to the desktop in Windows 8, you have to click on the Desktop tile. This is really not a big deal for me, but a lot of […]

Remote Desktop into Windows 8

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I’ve got several machines running Windows 8 at home and there are times when I would like to quickly remote into one of my Windows 8 machines so I can change some settings or install something, etc. In Windows 8, you can enable remote desktop and connect to your machine from Windows 7, Vista, and […]

Sync Open Tabs Across Devices in Chrome

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Google Chrome has a nice feature where you can sync all your open tabs across all your devices. Anywhere you can install Chrome, you can set it up so that you can see all the other open tabs on all your other Chrome installs. It’s a very slick feature and works really well. I’ve been […]

Download Free Troubleshooting Toolkit for Windows and Networking

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For those of you who don’t remember, Sysinternals was a Windows troubleshooting website that had a bunch of free tools to help you manage and troubleshoot problems with Windows. Microsoft purchased the company and it’s still called Sysinternals and it’s list of free tools has been growing ever since. If you’re a technical support person […]