‘Show Desktop’ was a nice and useful feature in Windows 8. In essence, it was a button on the right extreme of the taskbar that allowed you to quickly get a peek at your desktop. Clicking on the button minimizes all the windows, allowing you to get quick access to icons or widgets on the desktop.
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Windows 8 comes with a new tile based interface dubbed Start screen. The Start screen is loaded every time you login, and you can go back to the classic desktop by hitting Win+D or by clicking on the Desktop tile in the Start screen.
There is no inbuilt way to disable the start screen and launch the Classic Desktop directly, but if you’ve been using Soluto on Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8, there’s an easy way to do it.
If you’re using Windows 7 and if you’d like to get a taste of Windows 8’s interface and features, some third party programs can let you make Windows 7 look like Windows 8. These enhancements are definitely not top-notch, but they can still prove to be nifty nonetheless.
Let’s take a look at some free software that help you make Windows 7 look like Windows 8.
There’s a lot of buzz around Windows 8 right now and there’s a lot of talk around new Windows 8 features like the Metro UI, for example. Here’s your chance to get a peek at how it will be using Windows 7. Check out the Windows 8 transformation pack.
Windows 8 is coming soon and Windows Explorer is getting a facelift. The team behind Windows 8 has just published a detailed blog post on the upcoming changes. Windows Explorer in Windows 8 will have a ribbon-styled UI, and comes with a bunch of new keyboard shortcuts that are much easier to remember for the average user.
As you can see from the screenshot below, the most widely used file management options are available from the Windows Explorer ribbon, and all of these options can be accessed by pressing a keyboard shortcut.