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Windows 8 in 20 Tips: Pointers from David Pogue

I've been using Windows 8 almost daily for about three months, but it turns out this old dog can still learn some new tricks.

The March issue of our sister publication, Redmond, has a cover story with 20 tips for Windows 8. It's written by tech pundit and New York Times columnist David Pogue.

Pogue spotlighted a number of great features in the piece. I got the most out of his suggestions for type-searching (No. 4), ignoring the three control panels (No. 7), charms bar keystrokes (No. 11) and flipping ahead in Internet Explorer (No. 14).

Those who dislike the look and feel of Windows 8 would like Pogue's entries on putting the Start menu back (No. 1), skipping the lock screen (No. 2) and skipping the Start screen (No. 3).

The tips aren't all business either. Check out No. 12 on the camera self-timer, No. 13 on free custom magazines and No. 15 on panorama photos.

If you've played with Windows 8 or support customers who run it, I'd wager you'll find something new in the article, too.

P.S. While I'm plugging a great magazine, I should point out two other items in Redmond in March. Windows Insider columnist Greg Shields has an interesting piece about monitors in the Windows 8 era, while back-page columnist Mary Jo Foley looks at what it might take for Surface to sell.

Posted by Scott Bekker on February 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM