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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 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 Add Taskbar to Start Screen in Windows 8

If you want to add the task bar to the start screen in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you’ll need to use third party apps like ImmersiveTaille.

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