Eight ways to start Task Manager in Windows 8.1 with some being 1 step and others having a few steps to them.
Many people are unaware that you can assign keyboards shortcuts (just like ctrl+c & ctrl+v) to your apps without using any 3rd party app in Windows (7 and later) which allows you to launch apps you use often with just a keyboard shortcut, which otherwise may involve many steps. This is one of those great convenience Windows offer without installing any 3rd party apps but is highly left unnoticed and neglected.
Tip on how to disable touchpad on laptop when USB mouse or device is plugged in and works with the new Razer Blade 2014 and other laptops.
Windows 8 can have a useful start screen if you fill it up with your most commonly accessed programs, files and utilities. One problem that I found is that by default you can't easily add control panel links or .bat files as quickly as you can with other file types. There is no "Pin to [...]
I was having trouble with some of my downloads folders taking over 10 seconds just to open the folder and display the content in the folder. I thought the delay was caused by the slower 5400RPM hard drive but it turns out Windows and the way it optimized the folder was causing the Windows folder [...]
Missing your Pause/Break key on your keyboard, you can easily remap your pause break key to delete, F10 or any other key on your keyboard or use OSK to pause.
OpenDNS provides free IP addresses you can use instead of your local ISP DNS servers. This can improve your web browsing speeds by having faster DNS lookup.