Windows 8 Start Button

Posted by Gray Wood in News on March 13, 2014 with No Comments

With new computers and laptops, the suppliers have been shipping them with Windows 8 installed.  For touch screens and Windows based mobile phones, Windows 8 is really good.  But for many people it seems confusing with the new metro start screen.  Wouldn’t it be good to have the choice of a traditional desktop and start button?

 

The good news is that it is actually possible.  With a few tweaks you can get your Windows 8 system booting up to a traditional desktop, complete with start menu to access your programs, just like in Windows 7 and XP.

 

BeforeEven though you can show a desktop in Windows 8, before the tweaks, this is how your screen would be. Notice that the start button is missing.  Many users find this confusing, especially those who have been used to Windows 7 and XP.

 

AfterThis is how your screen would look after our tweaks.  You now have your traditional start button back, with all the usual options, with access to your programs, control panel, etc.

 

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Owner of Malicatech.com and skilled in website design, SEO, computer diagnostics, computer and laptop repairs, virus removal.

Slow Browsing – Slow Internet

Posted by Gray Wood in Computer Repairs on November 14, 2013 with No Comments

Slow InternetDoes your computer or laptop seem to take forever to open a web page?  Your browser has probably got cluttered with helper objects over time.  When you try to open a web page, these helper objects have to load up each time.  Sometimes they become corrupt, or have not been uninstalled properly.  The browser has to wait for these helper objects to load or time out before it can display the web page.

Also, the browser usually uses a cache to store temporary files.  This cache can become huge, and also fragmented.  This causes excessive long periods in waiting for pages to load.

 

Don’t worry, things can be fixed.  We can sort all these things out, making your computer or laptop seem like it was new again, with web pages opening blindingly fast.

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Owner of Malicatech.com and skilled in website design, SEO, computer diagnostics, computer and laptop repairs, virus removal.

The Malicatech Audi TT

Posted by Gray Wood in News on November 13, 2013 with No Comments

Gray Wood, proprietor of Malicatech.com, has had new signs applied to his Audi TT advertising the company’s services.

malicatech-tt-1

About Gray Wood

Owner of Malicatech.com and skilled in website design, SEO, computer diagnostics, computer and laptop repairs, virus removal.

Fully Responsive Website

Posted by Gray Wood in News on November 13, 2013 with No Comments

 

The malicatech.com website is now fully responsive.  The original design, which looked great on a full-size monitor, was difficult to navigate on a device with a smaller screen, like a mobile phone for example.

 

Now that I’ve made it responsive, the website dynamically adjusts to fit into any display on all devices.  This is accomplished by setting presets in the style css file.  When viewed on a mobile device, there is no room to dispay a full horizontal menu.  So the website generates a select drop-down menu instead.  It can now be viewed comfortably on a full-size monitor, a laptop, a tablet, and a mobile phone.

 

Responsive Layout

About Gray Wood

Owner of Malicatech.com and skilled in website design, SEO, computer diagnostics, computer and laptop repairs, virus removal.

Malicatech.com New Website

Posted by Gray Wood in News on October 20, 2012 with No Comments

Welcome to the new website. It’s been several years since the last major update on our site. Hoping you all like the new look.

About Gray Wood

Owner of Malicatech.com and skilled in website design, SEO, computer diagnostics, computer and laptop repairs, virus removal.

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