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How to Disable Start Screen Parallax Scrolling in Windows 8

In this tutorial, you will learn how to disable the start screen parallax scrolling in Windows 8.

If you were around for the past ten years or so, you’ve noticed that Microsoft has featured their start menu anywhere over the user screen, from none at all, to lower left, to “Unix-style”, to wherever. Here to stay with us in its re-designed Metro form, at least for a while in Windows 8, the new start menu is now a scrolling experience.

But can we alter or enhance this experience? Natively, not very much. Thankfully, an old friend comes to help. While your excursion to the start menu settings of Windows 8 will not give you many options, taking our advice and installing Stardock’s Decor8 will offer you access to almost all the features you would need – yes, including disabling the parallax movement of start menu scrolling. Let’s take these steps together.

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How to Use Steam Browser

Greetings, fellow gamers! In this tutorial you will learn on how to use Steam browser.

If you were looking for a great online gaming environment, Steam is pretty much what you need.

So what is Steam? What Amazon is for the book market and eBay is for global purchases, Steam is for games. A platform to get yourself all loaded and plugged into the gaming world, with thousands of games, massive multiplayer features, and a gaming community that’s about 13 million players strong.

In this online environment you can purchase your games, create and sell them, rent them to others and, of course, interact with your other fellow gamers.

You can, of course, download and use certain games on your computer without running the Steam browser, but you would be missing these highly interactive and participatory gaming experiences.

Steam browser runs on anything: PC, Mac and Linux, and there’s also a plugin for the mobile world with limited, but convincing functionality – check up their latest app in the App store.

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How to Change Start Screen Background in Windows 8

Windows 8 is not preferred by some users because of its lack of customization options. How to bypass this limitation? You’ll have to use third-party apps like Decor8 that we’re going to feature in this tutorial. This program allows you to use any of the backgrounds of your choice for start screen customization. Make sure you have your custom background picture prepared – we’re going to need it.

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How to Backup and Restore Windows 8

In this tutorial, you will learn how to backup and restore Windows 8.

There are several good programs that help you do the backup and restore operations in Windows, but nothing beats the free offer of having the feature built-in.

Yes, there is still a way to produce a full backup and restore of your Windows 8 system, apart from the “File History” feature that selectively saves your files. Here is how to do it.

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How to Try Google Chrome OS

In this tutorial, we will teach you how you can run the Google Chrome OS using two basic virtualization softwares, VMware and virtual box.

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