Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 16:29

I find background pictures and patterns distracting. I would love to have a black/dark Windows theme, complete with File Explorer.

In Win 8.1 if one changes the desktop background to solid...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 16:15

What is special with the Surface Edition of the Arc Bluetooth (dongle-less) Mouse? It is 20€ more expensive in Germany.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 15:21

Still no end-to-end encryption for OneDrive :-(

Private files should only be stored in the cloud when encrypted on the client with a key controlled the user only.
Transport encryption...

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 07:22

For an in depth discussion of high-resolution aspects on Windows see Anandtech "Scaling Windows - The DPI Arms Race"

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:33

Large OneNote tiles now show the page name. Before this one could not distinguish between different pages pinned to the start screen.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 07:41

Still no end-to-end encryption :-(

Private files should only be stored in the cloud when encrypted on the client with a key controlled by the user only. Transport encryption and encryption...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 01:14

The MS post does not say if we will get client-side encryption. Private files should only be stored in the cloud when encrypted on the client with a key controlled by the user only. Transport...

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 16:52

The Apps view offers another view (which is difficult to detect). In Apps view click on the minus at the bottom right an a view with an A, B, C selection and group headers only gets displayed See...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 06:47

My biggest Problem with Win 8.1 is that it does not (in contrast to Win7 and Win8) include a solution for a complete file based backup.
@Paul: I suggust you write an article about this

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 07:07

On my machines with Win81 RTM 3 updates were installed on 17 Oct 13:
"Update for Windows 8.1 for x64..."
KB2884846, KB2883200, KB2895219.

Are these the Windows 8.1 GA Rollup A...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 16:13

On one of my machines I had installation rollbacks too. There was an error log somewhere under $windows.~bt\Sources\Panther.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 02:00

I know many asked for this shutdown button. I never missed it. For what situations is it helpful?

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:31

An easier way to reach the "Page Flip menu" / slider that Paul mentions is to swipe from bottom up in reading mode.

For me personally the readability is better on the old Paperwhite. Maybe...

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 00:54

Notifications for new email obscure the search box. Is there any workaround besides switching notifications off?

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 04:59

I assume "No more upgrade versions" only is about pricing and the full Win81 version will still allow to "carry everything" (including desktop applications) from Win7 to Win81.

[edit] I...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 08:42

So, at least a builtin disk imaging tool still does exist in Win8.1.
But with Windows 7 Backup gone I still do not see a usable backup strategy for Win81 with builtin tools.


Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 06:23

Maybe you can cover "How to pin a OneNote notebook to the start screen?".

For a part of the solution see my answer here:


Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 12:07

Does anybody understand the rationale behind the reminder choices offered? If find the choices annoyingly limited.

Set reminder
5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour,...

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 06:22

When moving to Office 365 I found it difficult to stop my Windows Phone syncing its calendar and contacts with Hotmail. Here is how I finally did it.


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