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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Start Screen

Windows 8 is an OS struggling to capture the imagination of the masses, and now rumors suggest that Microsoft may alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1.

The first thing you’ll notice is the two new buttons next to the user name and icon in the top right. Microsoft has added buttons for search and power. A common complaint about Windows 8 is how difficult it can be to shut down the PC with the hidden options. In Windows 8.1 they made it possible to see the shut down menu by right clicking on the new Start button. In Update 1 they are making it even easier again by putting it right on the Start Screen. The search button will also make it easier for people who don’t use the charms bar.

Another new feature is the resize options appearing in a menu when right clicking on a tile. In Windows 8.1 the resizing options appear in the menu bar on the bottom of the screen. This new way will be much more familiar to people using a mouse and keyboard. That is the theme of most of the changes we’ve seen. Windows 8 is great for touchscreen users, but now Microsoft is working on improving it for mouse and keyboard users.

Source: The Verge

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