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Make the Desktop Your
Default View in Windows 8

As any Windows 8 user knows by now, Windows 8 has a new, and quite different, Start screen.

The Windows 8 Start screen is a collection of colored tiles related to programs, apps, folders, and other areas on your computer. Like the start menu on previous Windows operating systems, the new Start screen is intended be a collection of your most-used programs and files. This is why when you first start up your Windows 8 computer, you're immediately taken to the Start screen so you can start working (or playing) quickly.

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Removing Unwanted Toolbars

Sometimes unwanted toolbars can show up at the top of our web browser. How they get there can be a mystery, perhaps you clicked “Yes” a little too quickly on a pop up message when you installed a program or visited a website. Luckily, these extra toolbars can be hidden from view or even removed completely.

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The State of 8

Windows 8 has been on the market for less than a year, and we're now getting an update that adds some great new features.

Windows 8.1 will bring back the much-missed Start button. Although the button will not lead you to the traditional Start menu, it will provide a convenient way to shut down your computer from the desktop, as well as access a bunch of areas that either took way too many clicks to get to, or were just hard to find, namely the Control Panel, Power Options, Device Manager, etc.

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Use Word to Send Group Emails

Most people are protective of their email addresses, and if you regularly send to a group email list, then you’re probably aware of using the BCC field. BCC stands for “Blind Courtesy Copy” and provides a way to hide other email addresses from the rest of the group.

The biggest problem with using BCC is that the recipient’s email address does not appear in the “To” field of the email. This is a dead giveaway that the email was sent to a group of people. Some spam filters will even tag these types of emails a spammy and the recipient may not see it at all.

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Laptop, Desktop or Tablet? Which Should You Buy?

It used to be easy choosing a computer. But the choices seems to be growing bigger by the day. New tablet computers are being released onto the market in abundance these days; new laptops are thinner, lighter and cheaper than ever before, and traditional desktop computers are hanging in there by offering powerful systems that can be easily customized.

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