Introduction to the PC Settings screen in Windows 8By Lawrence Abrams on November 27, 2012 | Last Updated: December 11, 2012 | Read 48,106 times.
Windows 8 has a settings screen called PC Settings that allows you to change some basic settings and Windows Start Screen preferences directly in the Windows 8 Start Screen. This screen allow you to change settings that include backgrounds, colors, synchronization preferences, and synchronization preferences. This tutorial will explain how to access these PC Settings and provide basic information about what each settings category allows you to configure. For full access to the Windows 8 Settings, you would need to use the Windows 8 Control Panel instead.
To open the PC Settings screen, press the Windows key and at the same time press the I key on your keyboard. This will open the Windows 8 Settings Charm Bar as shown below.
Now click on the Change PC Settings option in the bottom right hand corner of the Charm bar. This will open the PC Settings screen, which contains numerous settings categories that you can use to configure Windows 8.
On the left side of the PC Settings screen you will find the various categories that you can customize. The settings themselves will appear on the right when you click on a particular category. Each settings category is detailed below.
As you can see their are quite a few settings that be configured directly from the Start Screen that will allow you to personalize your user experience in Windows 8. If you have any questions about these settings, please ask in the Windows 8 Forum.
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