04-10-2013 02:40 PM
I am new to Windows 8 (and of course Nook for Windows 8).
Can someone tell me:
1. Is there some way to get the Nook icon onto my desktop veiw in Windows 8? I found the app with the other apps - but when I right-click - it doesn't give me the option to go to where it's stored and make a shortcut. And I was unable to find the file path on my own... Is this even possible with Nook for Windows 8 (I know it is for other applications)?
2. I am used to Nook for PC (and the formatting, functionality that goes with it). Windows 8 has some different features, but I can't figure out how to do some things I'm used to... like is there a way to download all books onto my computer as backup? There was an option in Nook for PC to set so that all new books automatically downloaded - but I can't find something similar in Nook for Windows 8. Also, I can't even find where on windows 8 the books are stored, the ones that do download...
3. Is there some sort of guide to Nook for Windows 8 that might help answer some of these questions... I figured out enough to be able to download a recently-purchased book and read it...but I'd like to be able to do more with it.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
04-12-2013 01:52 PM
I shared your confusion. What I did was go the Barnes and Noble website and download the "Nook for Windows Pc" under Nook apps. The old Nook for PC installs in compatibility mode windows 7 style just fine on the Windows 8 desktop and works just like you are used to.
What with the "free" classic shell program from Sourceforge and Modern Mix ($4.99) from Stardock I have been able to ignore the new Windows 8 Metro screen and work from the desktop again with a start button.