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Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 4: Settings, Settings, More Settings, and Devices

In This Chapter

arrow.png Using common settings

arrow.png Diving into the Settings page

arrow.png How Settings works in the apps

arrow.png Taking control of your devices

Windows has settings. Boy howdy, does it have settings.

remember.eps The desktop’s Control Panel — long the bastion of Windows settings, through many generations of Windows — controls the lion’s share of settings on a Windows PC. The new Settings charm controls several hundred settings. And — get this — there’s only a little bit of overlap between the two.

Although the Settings charm controls only a very small percentage of all the settings in Windows, the settings you find via the Settings charm are key to using the tiled side of Windows, and the tiled apps properly. They also have an impact on the old-fashioned desktop side of the fence, too.

In this chapter, I talk about the settings that you can access with the Settings charm from the tiled Start screen. If you can’t find the setting you want here, flip ...

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