In This Chapter
Starting applications faster and more efficiently
Customizing the interface to be easier to use
Creating location shorts in File Explorer
Uninstalling unwanted applications
Preventing programs from loading at startup
Windows 8.1: Some people love it, and some people hate it. But whatever your opinion, it’s here to stay — at least until the next version of Windows is released.
Windows 8.1 is a hybrid. It’s both a desktop operating system and a tablet, touchscreen-enabled operating system. If you install it on a touchscreen notebook computer, you can tap and drag your way through it just like on a tablet. If you install it on a desktop, you can navigate it with a mouse and keyboard.
No matter how you use Windows 8.1, there are some ways to make it easier and more efficient to use. In this chapter, I outline some of my favorite tips for getting the most out of Windows 8.1.