Bring back delete confirmation dialog in Windows 8

When moving an item to the recycle bin in older versions of Windows you were asked to confirm that step - this dialog was removed in Windows 8 but can be brought back with a simple tweak: Right-click the Recycle Bin and select Properties. Afterwards check the Display delete confirmation dialog checkbox. You should now ... Read more

Change the number of maximal tile rows on the Metro start screen (Windows 8)

By default Windows 8's new start screen allows that many tile rows that fit onto your screen on a certain resolution - however, you can change that value by using the Windows registry. To get to the registry, point your cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen and right-click it once - a ... Read more

Transparent window borders in Windows 8

With Aero gone, the options to customize the appearance of your Windows desktop have highly decreased. Though while you don't have the option to add transparency to window borders, you can still achieve them with a simple trick (you won't have the blur anymore - just transparent borders). To do that, - right-click your desktop ... Read more

Windows Experience Index scale changes on Windows 8

The Windows Experience Index is a tool found on the system properties window that determines the performance of your computer's hardware by running tests on them. The values are set on a scale with a maximum of 7.9 on Windows 7. The base score is determined by the system's bottleneck score. Since Windows 8, the ... Read more