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Customize the Windows 8.1 / 8 desktop!


In Windows 8.1 and 8, you have several options to customize the desktop!



Changing the desktop background or the theme is one of the first steps , as well as adding or activating the Desktop Icons in Windows 8.1.

... Display Control Panel , My Computer , Network on Windows 8.1 / 8 desktop!
... Own picture as the desktop background in Windows 8.1!

But you can also add program shortcuts , or pinning ( staple ) to the Windows 8.1 Start.

... Windows 8 / 8.1 desktop shortcut for fast shutdown , logoff, reboot!
... Program shortcuts in Windows 8 or 8.1 on the desktop!

It should be the Windows X menu also not be disregarded , because here also helpful programs are, fairly easy to reach.

Individually adjust the Windows 8.1 system tray area , so you can make the desktop area more user friendly.

... Grouping in the Windows 8 / 8.1 taskbar disable (one - off ) !
... Enable Quick Launch 8 / 8.1 taskbar in Windows!

If you are more of a desktop friend , as Metro app users, the following steps will make you happier!
... The app folder clean up in Windows 8.1 and 8 ( METRO )!

See also: ... DesktopOK # Save and restore the desktop icon positions.
and: ... AutoHideDesktopIcons # Auto Hide Desktop Icons Portable Win-App.

(Image-1) Customize the Windows 8.1 / 8 desktop!
Customize the Windows 8.1 / 8 desktop!




FAQ 180: Updated on: August 6th 2014 21:07

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