Technical approval for new windows: the first optimizer for Windows 8

Issue successful versions of operating systems from Microsoft persistently alternates with botched releases. For example, after Windows 98 (Members probably still remember the magic laquo; J3QQ4-hellip; raquo ;) was frankly a bad version of Windows Me, Windows 7 and today’s changed very slow Windows Vista. Whether to keep this rule in the case of Windows 8, it can be said only after the official release.

But no one doubts that the current system is the flagship Windows 7 fully meet the demands of most users – it is stable, comfortable, its architecture allows to use advanced hardware features. Why buy Windows 8, likely bolshenbsp, not with desktops and laptops and tablets. Many PC users have already tried to work with the beta version of the new OS, make sure that its interface optimized for mobile devices. It is assumed that many of the actions a user will perform, just by moving your finger across the screen of the monitor. And despite the fact that Windows 8 Consumer Preview improved navigation with the mouse and keyboard (in particular, new hot keys), many still find the new interface uncomfortable.

Well, fortunately, good programmers in the world abound. For those who want to try Windows 8, but feels laquo; ill at tarelkeraquo, are invited to a wide variety of free SEO. We have tested these programs and have decided to tell you about them.

Win Eight Metro UI Switcher 1.2

This tiny program contains only one button, which makes several actions. With it, you can disable the interface Metro, back to the desktop button laquo; Puskraquo, and the same menu the usual kind. In addition, it returns the familiar look laquo; zadachraquo Manager, and removes the ribbon interface laquo; Provodnikaraquo.; In short, after the application of the system can be, in appearance as close to Windows 7. The program applies the changes without having to reboot and not even need to leave the account.

Win Eight Metro UI Switcher supports both 32 – and 64-bit versions of Windows, does not require admin rights to run and does not depend on any external libraries (. NET framework, and others). In addition, the program has a portable-version that does not require installation.

Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8

Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 does the same, the previous tool, but with greater flexibility. For example, if you want to remove the Metro, but the tape laquo; Provodnikaraquo, will interfere with the help of this program you can turn off only the new interface. However, the Metro and off along with the tape file manager is also possible.

One of the most common complaints about Windows 8 – say, inconveniently located commands to shutdown the computer. With the Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 on the initial screen, you can add shortcuts to commands to shutdown, restart, lock screen, log out of your account, change the user and send the computer to sleep. In addition, the program allows you to quickly laquo; povesitraquo, on the start screen of any application shortcuts Metro and files, even those that are not possible to add a standard way.

To work with Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 will need to install Microsoft. NET framework 3.5, and for most of the settings need to be reset.

MetroController for Windows 8

MetroController – is another simple program that allows one-click disable Metro. You can choose one of two options: disable only the interface or remove them with a number of new features Windows 8- tape laquo; Provodnikaraquo;, startup screen Metro, as well as the lock screen. Simply you can imagine! To evaluate the changes needed to get out of your account and back in again.

Stardock Start8

The Start8 a few days after his arrival spread throughout the Internet. Probably the reason is that its developer, the company Stardock, is the author of many well-known applications to change the look of Windows.

Stardock Start8 – is a small freeware utility that performs only one action. After it is installed on the Windows desktop back button laquo; Puskraquo;.

However, the same menu utility does not return. When you click on a menu to search for installed applications and system settings, and files (standard means it is caused by the choice of Charms Search). If desired, you can change the program so that when you press start screen Metro, which occupies half of the screen.

With the default settings menu, find applications and the startup screen replaces Metro. Using the context menu button laquo; Puskraquo, you can return it to the standard form and maximized.

As a bonus, the context menu button laquo; Puskraquo, offers the ability to quickly turn off the computer and open the laquo; Vypolnitraquo; (Run). By the way, the appearance buttons can be controlled – Start8 contains multiple logos, including images, stylized look of the button laquo; Puskraquo, in Windows XP and Windows 7. There is even a button in the form of a logo Windows 8.


The ViStart suggested that in Windows 8 is another option button laquo; Puskraquo – this time a classic. After installing the program in the lower left corner of the Desktop button appears laquo; Puskraquo, in the style of Windows 7. When you click on it appears the usual menu of Windows 7, where you can choose the applications that run on them search, discover laquo; Panel upravleniyaraquo;, turn off the computer, and so on.

With ViStart serves to put a lot more different unwanted software, so be careful when installing and always remove all the extra boxes in the installer.

My WCP CharmBar Customizer 1.0

One notable innovations Windows 8 – a panel of new tools for system management Charms, which appear when you hover the cursor to the bottom right corner of the touch screen or in the field. Charms panel contains tools for search, access to system settings, for the exchange of information between applications, to quickly jump to the start menu and control of connected devices.

With My WCP CharmBar Customizer can change the appearance of the icons on the panel Charms. You can choose any image for each icon (better if it is the size of 86×86 pixels), and when you hover over the icon image to change.

The program also allows you to change the background color and tooltips or even abandon them. In addition, you can control the transparency panel Charms. For advanced users, provides the ability to manually edit the file interface.

My WCP CharmBar Customizer works without installation, and provides for a return to the original settings by pressing a single button.

Microsoft Device Center Beta

Shortly after the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft unveiled a new program and the Microsoft Device Center, designed to make use of all the features of proprietary manipulators.

The new program was

Replacement applications Microsoft IntelliPoint (pads) and Microsoft IntelliType (Keyboards). The application interface is in the style of Windows 8, although the program is not a Metro-application. Driver, by the way, also works in Windows 7 (only need to uninstall the previous version of the IntelliPoint and IntelliType).

Number of available features in Microsoft Device Center depends on the model of a computer connected to the device. But even the owners of ordinary paddle Wireless Optical Mouse v2.0 can not only control the speed of scrolling, disable buttons and swap their assigned default actions, but also to establish their teams separately for each application.

Other words, click on the same button more in different programs can cause various actions. The buttons can be laquo; veshatraquo, not only the standard commands, and macros – pre-recorded random keystrokes.

Those who will work in Windows 8 with a mouse Microsoft Touch, using Device Center can configure some gestures easier to work with Metro-applications and the home screen. For example, using the thumb, you can move back and forth in the Metro-version of Internet Explorer. Also, in some applications running vertical and horizontal scrolling.

Those who will work with Windows 8 on the desktop, these opportunities will surely come in handy – navigate through conventional manipulators though has been improved in the latest beta version, but still leaves much to be desired.



We tested the tools to change the look of Windows 8 running extremely unstable: they did not want to disable the interface Metro, do not want to return it back. However, there is nothing surprising here: beta tweaking for the beta version of Windows are unlikely to work differently. Of all the instruments really pleased that the work of the utility Stardock Start8, which fits well into the interface of Windows 8.

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