Auto-hide taskbar not working by touching in Windows 8.1 Update 1

I have setup the auto-hide taskbar using Properties on Win 8 desktop and everything worked fine. However, after installed the to Windows 8.1 update 1 on my Surface Pro, the feature is not working and not respond at all. I am unable to unhide the taskbar through touch functionality, as well as hovering the pen at the bottom of screen can’t raise it. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center 5.1/7.1 surround sound not working problem

I have installed the lastest Realtek Audio Driver in Windows 8.1 Pro on my Surface pro 2. When I try to stream the audio through the surround sound channels from any application, the 5.1 or 7.1 outputs is not working properly. However, I open Realtek HD Audio Manager and each channel works fine. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 low resolution grayed out problem

After my computer is upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8, I notice that there is no way to change the low resolution from 1024 X 768 to higer setting. Within Control Panel, the resolution dropdown box is grayed out and disabled. However, the Display and Orientation are fine. Tried many methods such as change themes, execute sfc /scannow command and the issue is still existing. How can I get it working? Continue reading

Cannot adjust screen brightness after Windows 8.1 upgraded

After my computer has been upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8, I notice that the system lose the ability to adjust the brightness to low or high level. I can’t make any difference on the display actually through both of the right-side Charm bar and Power options, as well as the related function key on the keyboard does not affect. It keeps remaining at a 50% and I can’t figure out how to fix the isses? Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Time limits not working with family safety

Without installing other Parental Controls software, you can turn the bilt-in Family Safety feature to set up a child account with specific PC activity limits on Windows 8.1 (RT). I followed instructions to set the time limits to 30 minutes per day and curfew was after 10pm. Everything worked for three months but now it is not working at all with time limit function, because the activity log shows my child used three hours. Continue reading

Open Metro app hyperlink in Internet Explorer Desktop Mode on Windows 8.1 Pro

The Metro app of Internet Explorer 11 has Modern UI mode with limited options in Windows 8.1. By defalt, if you open hyperlink from any apps, it will load the context in Modern UI mode and it seems to be not option to change this default relationship. However, Local Group Policy featre can help you force system to open links in IE desktop mode. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1/RT Photos App Live Tile Show Deleted Images

The built-in Photos app is your image collection and allows users to turn live tiles featre to display real-time updates on Start Screen in Windows 8.1/8 and RT. However, if you deleted some pictures from the Pictures library, it can’t reflected to the corresponding tiles immediately so keeps displaying those pictures which had been removed for days. To fix the issues, yo need to rebuild the cache to make a update with the app. Continue reading