How to Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen?


How to Disable Lock Screen in Windows 8



Lock screen looks cool when you're in a tablet PC. But if you're a busy person with laptop or desktop computer, probably it will make you bore. Same thing happens to me. That's why I'm gonna write about how to disable lock screen in Windows 8. 


Applies to:
  • Windows 8/ 8.1
  • Windows RT
  • Windows Server 2012

You can easily disable the lock screen from Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc). Once disabled, the lock screen will not be shown when you start up your Windows! And certainly this will save you few seconds. 


How to Disable Lock Screen from Group Policy


Instruction

  1. Press Start + R to open Run.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.
  3. Collapse Administrative Templates under Computer Configuration.
  4. Collapse Control Panel and choose Personalization.
  5. Click twice on Do not display the lock screen.
  6. Select Enabled > Apply > OK. Done!

Disable Lock Screen from Group Policy Editor


If you'd like to get your lock screen back, simply follow the above steps again. And at the last step choose Not Configured or Disabled option to get it back. 


If you face any problem regarding lock screen, don't hesitate to leave a comment . . . 




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HDDB - Real Time Search Tool for your PC!!



Search Icon PNG



Do you ever rely on Windows Search to find files/ folders. To be honest - I don't! The search capacity of Windows XP is poor. Windows 7 users might have a better experience. But it's really difficult to find something on Windows 8. Because your drives are not automatically indexed by Windows 8! 



More than 2 years ago (March 27, 2012), I discussed about Everything Search - a third party search tool for Windows. This tool is awesome to find something on your PC. 


Next year (February 15, 2013), I wrote about how to index drives to search files faster in Windows 8


And today (Ocrober 7, 2014), I'm gonna share another search tool with you. It's HDDB - Hard Disk DataBase. It's almost similar to Everything Search except few changes. 


HDDB Logo with Magnifying Glass

Features
  • HDDB is 100% Freeware!
  • It's Portable - you never need to install!
  • Small in size - you have to download only 272 KB
  • Simple User Interface
  • Quick indexing, searching and startup



Instruction
  1. Download HDDB. It's 100% safe and ad free link.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file.
  3. Double click on HDDB 1.4 to run it.
  4. It will ask you to build database. Hit on the Yes button.
  5. Within few seconds, all files of your hard disk will be indexed.
  6. Now type anything to search. You will get this as soon as you type!

Hard Disk Database Window




Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Press Ctrl + W to close the window
  • Press Esc to clear search topic, press Esc again to close the window
  • Press Tab to move to the search results
  • Press F7 to build database
  • Press Shift + F7 to rebuild all



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Print Screen Button Tips


Print Screen Large Button PNG


Each and every computer users are familiar with the Print Screen Button. Most of you know, you can take a picture of your screen through Print Screen button. In your Keyboard, you may notice the button as this name - Prt Sc/SysRq


Do you know what is SysRq? It's an acronym for System Requirement which is a command used by Linux Kernel. To be honest, I know nothing about the use of SysRq. And in a Windows PC, this button has no standard use. 


Using the Print Screen Button Smartly

Almost all of you can use the Print Screen button. But how many of you can use this button smartly? Not many people! :)


Print Screen

If you press this button, the picture of your screen will be sent to clipboard. Then you can paste the image in a program that allows you to paste images. Such as - Paint, Photoshop, MS Word etc. 

Example - I pressed the Print Screen button and paste the image in Photoshop. Now you can see the picture of the whole screen including task bar. 


Whole Screen Captured by Print Screen



Alt + Print Screen

Suppose you don't need the whole screen. You just need the picture of your currently running screen or program. In that case, you can press Alt + Print Screen button. 

Example - I've just opened Google Talk. Then pressed Alt + Print Screen and then paste it in Phtoshop. Only the picture of Google Talk has been pasted there. 


Google Talk Window with Friends


Windows + Print Screen

Almost do the same job as Print Screen. But this time you don't need to paste the image anywhere. If you press Windows + Print Screen button at the same time, your monitor will blink for a moment, the image of your full screen will be saved in your picture folder automatically. 

Just go to My Computer > Then hit on the Pictures from Left Panel > Now you will get a folder named Screenshots > All pictures taken by Windows + Print Screen button will be saved here. 



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Let's Try Windows 10 !!!


Windows 10 Technical Preview


Hello Guys! You should remember, couple of weeks ago I wrote - Windows 9 Preview is on the way. Yes, everything is okay except the name. Microsoft has skipped Windows 9! On 1st October, Windows 10 Technical Preview has been released by Microsoft. And this version of Windows will work with all devices!


I was trying to write about what's new in Windows 10. I also downloaded an ISO copy of Windows 10 from a torrent site. But unfortunately, when I was installing it from my flash drive, the installation stopped at 46%! :(


It's very natural and common problem. Because I couldn't download the file at a time. The download was interrupted several times. And one of the files was missing. 



Windows 10 Technical Preview Serial Key

If you're supposed to enter a serial key, then use the following - 

NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR


System Requirements

Hopefully, your PC will work fine with Windows 10. If you're capable of running Windows Vista, 7 or 8 then you will have no problem to use Windows 10. You PC should meet at least the following requirements:
  • Minimum 1 GHz Processor (Dual Core or better)

  • Minimum 2 GB RAM 

  • Minimum 16 GB Free Space on a Partition

Windows 10 for Every Devices



Procedure
  1. Find your necessary version of Windows and download it from this page. If you're required to sign in, use your hotmail or live account. 
  2. Burn the ISO file to a disk or to a usb flash drive
  3. Back up your necessary files from currently installed Windows directory. 
  4. Now you can start installing Windows.


What's New?

It's difficult to write about new features of Windows without using it. But I'm trying to write something which I've found from different blogs:
  • Traditional Start Menu is back (Live tiles are still available).
  • Modern Apps work in desktop mode.
  • Apps will be snapped like frequently visited pages saved in a browser. 
  • You can create Multipe Desktops as we can see in Android mobile sets.
  • File search is much faster. 



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Get a Twitter Card for your Site!



Make a Twitter Card with Open Graph



Do you know Twitter let you attach photos with your tweets? If you have a blog or website, you can make a card for it. And when you share your URLs on Twitter, that card will appear with your tweets! All you need to do is simply add an HTML code on your site. 


In my previous post, I discussed about Facebook Open Graph. If you've already implemented Facebook Open Graph on your site, then creating a Twitter Card will be much easier for you. Because, Facebook Open Graph an Twitter Card is almost similar. 


5 Simple Steps to Create a Card
  1. Choose a Card Type for your site - ie. Summary Card with Large Image
  2. Now get the code from there. Change it where necessary. 
  3. Add the code in your site's HTML.
  4. Test your home page URL through Card Validator.
  5. Now tweet your site's link and your card will appear below the post!


Twitter Card Code including Open Graph


<meta name="twitter:card" content="Your Ultimate Choice for Computer, Internet, Blogging, SEO &amp; PC Troubleshooting Tips!" /><meta content='summary_large_image' name='twitter:card'/><meta name="twitter:site" content="@markspcsolution" /><meta name="twitter:creator" content="@markspcsolution" /><meta property="og:url" content="http://www.markspcsolution.com/" /><meta property="og:title" content="Marks PC Solution" /><meta property="og:description" content="There is no mistake in the world of technology - everything is learning!" /><meta property="og:image" content="http://s10.postimg.org/g0aysum0p/Marks_PC_Banner.png" />

This is exactly the same code which I'm using for my site. You just need to change in the content option. And you must create an image for the card and upload it to a server. Then share the URL in the image meta. 


Here is the embedded tweet for Marks PC Solution -



CMS Integration Guide

Twitter has provided a complete integration guide for twitter card. That's why I'm not gonna discuss about the code integration. Simply follow this URL for code integrtion.

Here will find the tutorial for - 
  • WordPress
  • Tumblr
  • Blogger

If you need any other help, please knock me . . . 




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