Some neat Windows 8 tricks.

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      a. Changing the number of columns in the start menu.
      If you feel your start menu is too cluttered, or if you just want to customise your menu uniquely. This tip is for you.

      1. Go to the desktop and right-click on the start button, from there go to run,
      Hold (windows button +r simultaneously)
      2. Type in regedit and hit ok.
      3. A popup window will appear. In the popup window scroll until you get HKEY_CURRENT_USER
      Under that go to software, then to Microsoft, then to Windows, then to CurrentVersion, then to ImmersiveShelf, and finally to Grid.
      4. Now go to edit (on the top left of the window), hover your mouse over *new* to get more options, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value. Now rename it as Layout_MaximumRowCount. Next double click on it, a popup window will appear. Choose decimal and change the value to 3.
      5 Go to file (on the top left of the window) and click on exit.
      6 Restart your computer and you should be able to see the changes.

      b Setting a picture as your password.
      For additional security, you could create a pattern password on any picture.
      1. Go to settings, then change P.C settings, and click on create a picture password, then click on chose picture, browse through some pics and select one.
      2 Click on use this picture.
      3 Create a pattern by clicking on three different spots of the picture.
      4. Confirm the pattern by clicking on the same spots again.
      5. Click finish and you’re done.

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