Did you know Windows 8 has a bunch of little Easter Eggs? I think in this recent TechMeShow video I made is proof. I’ll show you how in seconds to turn the Task Manager in to a Performance Monitor that can just stay in the top of your screen to anywhere you drag it! Make a Performance Monitor from Windows 8 Task Manger (TechMeShow).
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I was recently responding to a thread on XDA Forums as someone wanted to make a button in their project and have a transition/fade to another “Page”. So, thought I would share that quick little snippet below. <Button x:Name=”btnNameHere” Content=”My Button” Margin=”0,15,0,15″> <Button.Transitions> <TransitionCollection> <EntranceThemeTransition /> </TransitionCollection> </Button.Transitions> </Button> This is intended for your XAML File, it should work with C#, C++, and probably VB Projects.
As I am currently watching the LIVE Windows Phone 8 Launch, I am beyond excited as a developer and a developer who hasn’t been able to get access to the WP8 SDK, I am getting anxious and feel I have been left behind… NEW FEATURES Live Tile Upgrade You can change sizes, 3 to be exact much like Windows 8. You can now have Tiles that look like Icons from [...]
So you’ve started to use Windows 8 and noticed the beloved Start Menu/Orb doesn’t exist, right? You’re either happy or you’re ANGRY! Well, in my recent TechMeShow video, I show you default ways of having a Start Menu-like experience OR just get an actual Start Menu back and literally in seconds and for FREE. Give Windows 8 a Start Menu in Seconds! (TechMeShow). The great part about Classic Shell, the [...]
I have worked vigorously on my Windows 8 App, MyTube and needed to put in an AppBar as an extra feature and to take advantage of the new capabilities. I was thinking of an easy and simple but smart way to have the AppBar automatically stay open UNTIL the user moves his/her Mouse (Pointer) over to the Grid as I want my Binded Grid Items to be more of a [...]
Movie Slate is a new Windows 8 App that will be completely FREE and designed for those who are Amateur to Professionals who need a Movie Slate and looking to cut down on costs, time, and money. Use your Tablet as another way it can make its money back for you. What else can it do? Store Movies/Show Profiles (Great to re-shoot or going to shoot w/same Data) Auto-Save Current [...]
Many people with the Samsung Slate or other hi-powered tablets have tried out Microsoft Windows 8 and as many enjoy it, someone like me who sold his Tablet the purchaser wanted Windows 7 Pro (OEM) back on… I only have a DVD and don’t have any external DVD Drive… USB it is! As I have been successful installing a LIVE version of Windows on a USB Stick & run LIVE [...]
As most of the people who know me, know I am a HUGE Microsoft fanboy… I am also a programmer for most Microsoft products (Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 (and earlier), Office, etc…) but I am also a very curious guy and trying to eventually make a name for myself as before I was happy to be silent but now times are rougher and work is becoming less regular… So [...]
As everyone knows, Windows 8/RT is coming out and more and more people are not too sure if they’re willing to try making App’s for the Metro-recommended OS. I have to be honest, at first I wasn’t too sure but I have played with my Samsung Series 7 Slate that now has Windows 8 Consumer Release (CR) & I really love it. Perhaps because it’s on a Tablet and maybe [...]
If you’re a server Admin or even an active security freak like me, you’re always wondering who or if anyone has remotely and successfully logged in to your computer but more importantly… Did they open or access anything you need to be worried about? After playing with Windows 8 for a bit, I found a great new Command that can be used in an Administrative Command Prompt, I even made [...]
Have you wanted to find App’s really fast in Windows 8 but weren’t sure just how to even find App’s in general? Maybe you need access quickly to Administrative tools for your Windows 8 PC but didn’t want the hassle of trying to find it and access it? We put out 2 new videos on the TechMeShow Channel on YouTube on exactly HOW TO do both and have included the [...]
As most of you know now the new Windows 8 Preview came out and I put it on my Samsung Series 7 Slate where you can get from Amazon pretty decently priced. I just wanted to make a quick note of a new feature I thought was good but sort of bad at the same time and it’s labeled “Hide Keypress” and this is a feature [so far I noticed] [...]
As you know, I previously linked and talked about the other editions of Windows 8 that was publicly available for download and now you know, the new Windows 8 Release Preview is out. Question is, do you know how to install it on your Tablet for the best Windows 8 experience? I already made a post about how to bypass start-up and the buttons used for installing Windows 8 Consumer [...]
05/18/2012 – UPDATE: VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE… As someone who is normally a proud Microsoft developer, I unfortunately haven’t been lately. For the past few weeks I have found a bunch of tweaks that I have done to be fun and harmless and enjoy but unfortunately also have made/done some hacks in the new Microsoft Windows 8 OS but not too happy. As a developer, the one specific [...]