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Add or Remove OneDrive Notification Area Icon in Windows 8.1

The OneDrive Sync Engine Host notification area icon was introduced with the KB2923768 Windows Update in Windows 8.1, and included with the cumulative Windows 8.1 Update by default.

The OneDrive notification area icon on the taskbar makes it easier to open OneDrive in File Explorer, view sync problems, and sync status.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the OneDrive taskbar notification area icon in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update.

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How to Open the Taskbar in Windows 8.1

While the taskbar is at the bottom of your desktop by default, Windows 8.1 Update has added to also see the taskbar on any screen, including Start or a Windows Store app.

The taskbar is where you can switch between apps you have open, go to Start or Desktop, check the notification area, and can pin apps you use often so you can open them right from any screen. You can customize the taskbar, including the way taskbar buttons look, how they group together when you have more than one window open, where the taskbar  is on your desktop, and what icons and apps are on it.

This tutorial will show you different ways to open the taskbar in Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update.

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Remove “New” Apps Installed Message on Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8.1

When you install new modern apps from the Store or desktop apps in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update, the new apps will have a NEW message on it’s tile on the Apps view screen to let you know that it’s a new app.

When you install new modern apps from the Store in Windows 8.1 Update, you will also have a “# new apps installed” message in the lower left corner of your Start screen pointing you to the Apps view screen so you can see what you recently installed.

This tutorial will show you how to remove the “NEW” and “New apps installed” messages on your Start and Apps screens when you install new apps in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update.

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How to Add or Remove Power Button on Start Screen in Windows 8.1 Update

The Windows 8.1 Update released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, added a Power button on the Start screen.

On some devices you may not see the Power button. On devices that are not tablets like laptops, desktop PCs and All-in-Ones, the Power button should appear on the Start screen after installing the update. On most tablets you will not see the Power button on the Start screen as they have connected standby and a physical power button that lets you quickly shut down or put the device to sleep. However, on tablets larger than 8.5-inches without connected standby, you will see the Power button on the Start screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Power button from the top right corner of your Start screen in Windows 8.1 Update.

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How to Create a Disk Space Shortcut in Windows 8.1 Update

The Windows 8.1 Update released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, adds Disk space in PC settings that allows you to quickly view disk space usage by modern apps, media and files, and Recycle Bin.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a shortcut that opens directly to Disk space in PC settings in Windows 8.1 Update.

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How to View Disk Space Usage in Windows 8.1 Update

The Windows 8.1 Update to be released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, adds Disk space in PC settings that allows you to also view modern app sizes.

This tutorial will show you how to view available Windows disk space and usage by modern apps, media and files, and Recycle Bin in Windows 8.1 Update.

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Turn On or Off Show more apps in Apps view in Windows 8.1 Update

The Start screen can viewed in the Start and Apps view. The Apps view in Windows 8.1 is the new version of the Start Menu -> All Programs that was in Windows 7 and Vista. The Apps screen displays all of your installed Store apps and desktop programs.

The Windows 8.1 Update to be released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, adds a setting to show more apps in Apps view.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to show more apps in Apps view for your account in Windows 8.1 Update.

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How to Open Title Bar of Modern Apps in Windows 8.1 Update

The Windows 8.1 Update to be released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, adds a title bar to modern apps from the Store that you can use to close (suspend), minimize, split left, or split right the app.

This tutorial will show you how to open the title bar of modern Store apps to be able to close, minimize, split left, or split right the app from in Windows 8.1 Update.

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