How to Show the Recycle Bin in Windows 8

You may want to learn how to show the recycle bin in Windows 8 if you are used to having it there from earlier versions of Windows and rely on the recycle bin to delete unwanted folders and files. Deleting files with the Recycle Bin icon is as simple as dragging and dropping unwanted files […]

How to Change the Desktop Background in Windows 8

One of the most common ways that people choose to customize their computers is with a different Desktop background. This option is still available in Windows 8, and is something that you can adjust to a picture or color. The Windows 8 navigation is a little different than you may be used to, however, and […]

How to Remove the App Store Icon from the Windows 8 Taskbar

The taskbar at the bottom of your screen in Windows 8 Desktop mode is a convenient way to access some commonly used programs, as well as see what other programs are currently open. But this taskbar can fill up quickly, so it’s useful to remove unnecessary icons, or icons that you do not use very […]

Set Google Chrome as the Default Browser in Windows 8

Windows 8 is different from previous versions of the Windows operating system, but you still have the option of installing additional browsers, like Chrome or Firefox, if you prefer not to use Internet Explorer. If you did not elect to set Chrome as your default browser when it was first installed, however, you still have […]

How to Add a Folder to Your Windows 8 Video Library

Whether you are actively using them or not, the quick links in the left column of Windows Explorer can be very convenient. They allow you to access commonly used locations from any Windows Explorer windows with just one click. But the default settings for these links, specifically your “Library” locations, rely on you to store […]