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Windows 8 Features Leak: ‘Cloud Synchronization, Drag & Drop in Windows Explorer, Customizable Lockscreen’

A new Windows 8 screenshot has surfaced showing the actual cloud synchronization features. The feature is reported to bring many capabilities to the platform, including:

  • Personalized settings for Windows
  • Personalized experiences for your programs
  • Automatic sign-in to your websites and programs
  • Easy online password recovery if you forget it

Another feature of Windows 8 uncovered is a nifty “drag and drop” function in Windows Explorer. Windows 8 is implementing a feature that allows you to drag a file or folder onto any one of those links, moving the object into that folder. Currently, you’ve to cut and paste the object, hope that the destination folder is viewable in the sidebar, or open another Explorer window to get the job done.

Finally, a new feature is unlocked in Windows 8 build 7955 that allows the user to use their desktop wallpaper as their lockscreen. Combined with the auto-wallpaper in Windows 8, users will hopefully have a unique lockscreen everytime they sit down at their computer.

Here’s how to enable the feature in build 7955 by editing the theme file found under:

C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\basic.theme

Change the line that says: SetLogonBackground=0

to: SetLogonBackground=1

Reboot your computer, and you’ll have Windows 8 lockscreen wallpaper.

[Via: Alex,Tech-exclusive,Compixels]

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