In Pictures: 8 ways to customise Windows 8

Here are eight ways that you can customise your installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Change rectangles to squares

Under the Metro UI, the panels represent icons for apps or are windows of widgets showing information updated in real-time (e.g., news headlines, stock quotes, weather). To avoid having to scroll the Start Metro panel toward the right, set any of these panels that are rectangles to squares. Do this by right-clicking on the panel and choosing “Smaller.” Leave the widgets that show you updated information as rectangles if this display size works better for you.

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