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Microsoft highlights PC Settings app in Windows 8.1, wants you to ‘know where things are’

Microsoft highlights PC Settings app in Windows 8.1, wants you to 'know where things are'

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 as a free update to Windows 8 on October 17th and with that update comes a new PC Settings app. For those that didn’t know, this app has been working hard to become the “modern” replacement to the familiar Control Panel we have become accustomed to.

In an official blog post today, Microsoft is highlighting the PC Settings app by shining the spotlight on several key areas. You can access the PC Settings app by finding it in the Apps view or simply typing “settings” on the Start Screen to bring up the search.

Microsoft highlighted a few settings in the blog post. For example, Microsoft goes over how you can turn your PC into a digital picture frame by setting up the Lock Screen slideshow setting. Microsoft also goes over how you can personalize your Windows 8.1 along with search settings and the ability to enable or disable hot corners.

Microsoft also showcases some “hidden gems” such as enabling the default Apps view and how to enable your desktop background on the Start Screen.

If you are new to Windows 8.1 and still need help with some of the settings, or if you are looking to adjust some settings to change things up a bit, head over to the VIA link below. Who knows, you might end up saying “oh, I had no idea I could do that on Windows 8.1.”

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