Enable / Disable Power Button on Start Screen of Windows 8.1 Update

After installing the Windows 8.1. Update on my Windows RT device, I was missing the power button on the start page (for new features in Windows 8.1. Update, see windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/whats-new). Looking around in the Web, I learned that the appearance of the power button depends on the device type and …

Factory File Manager & Factory File Commander Has Been Tested and Rated

BestWindows8Apps.net tested the Windows 8 twin apps Factory File Manager and Factory File Commander. The apps were rated as follows: Factory File Manager: 9/10 Factory File Commander: 8/10 I can’t tell why the two apps gained different ratings, since they offer the 100% identical features. Cheers

Factory File Manager Updated to Ver. 1.2.1.0

The Factory File Manager was updated: Ver. 1.2.1.0: AppBar Seperator Style adjusted #341: Copy path of focused item to clipboard and show the copied path in lower left corner #348: Active index immediately changed when opening active tab selection (Ctrl+Tab) #350: Close ButtonAppBar when “Same Path” was pressed #352: Changed …

“Device Not Functioning” Exception on Invalid PrimaryLanguageOverride Value in Windows Store Apps

Oh, what a title for a post. The correct title is “‘A device attached to the system is not functioning. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007001F)’ Exception Occurs When Showing A TextBox and ApplicationLanguages.PrimaryLanguageOverride Is Set To An Invalid Value in Windows Store Apps on Windows 8.1“. Symptom Building the Factory Commander, …

Factory Commander Updated to Ver. 1.1.0.6

The Factory Commander was updated: Ver. 1.1.0.6: Fixed item #324 – app crashes when clicking the rename button and then a different item while renaming an item Ver. 1.1.0.5: Fixed item #322 – app might crash when renaming / copying / moving single item on machines with US region settings; …

Factory Commander Available in Windows Store

Instance Factory’s file commander for Windows 8.1, Factory Commander, is now available in the Windows Store. Factory Commander is a side by side file management app. Multiple tabs can be created to manage different file locations within the same window. Of course, copy, move, delete, permanent delete, and rename are …

Keep Local User Account When Upgrading to Windows 8.1

I have a Windows RT device and prefer to use it with a local system account. When upgrading the device to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store, the system wanted me to switch to a Microsoft account. Well, I still did not want to switch. But what to do? There …

Change Color of ToggleSwitch

Given you implement an app using the dark theme. This app contains some configuration values, which can be changed using a settings flyout. According to the design guidelines, the background of the settings flyout should be white. Unfortunately, the default color theme for all controls is dark. So they are …