Windows 8.1 as the start button works




Windows 8.1 as the start button works

Today, Windows 8.1 will appear in a preview version, and be available for all. Windows 8.1 will introduce many new features that are not only visible, but can also be found under the surface. The obvious change is the Start Button, which is to visualize a button for the inexperienced user, the trigger certain actions.

Windows 8, 1

We had already reported that the start button does not take over the function of a start menu, as the users of Windows 7 and Co is common. Instead, the start button only conjures up the new surface to the light of day, so bring almost the same function as it is revealed in a click on the Windows key.

The screenshot is taken from the last published version Windows Server 2012 server and this will certainly offer under Windows 8.1. As a special extra function of this button brings even start with a context menu from which the computer from shutting down. Quite possible that in the desktop version of Windows 8.1, Hibernate is still to be found.

Windows 8.1

Furthermore, you will be able to select whether the navigation area, also known as Hot Corners, will be used. This can be set under the menu item in the taskbar properties. Here is also set whether the computer should boot directly into the desktop, or whether the tile view is displayed.

Once Windows 8.1 is available for download, we will give you an update here. Until then, you should take a maybe with the new and the familiar rigors of updates .

Personal opinion: Windows 8.1 comes with some useful new features. But Microsoft also shows that you have not listened to the customers in advance. It is a start button a, but this extremely unkonsequent. This is only the start button for a visualization feature that was already in Windows 8. The start button is guaranteed not return because Microsoft is happy with Windows 8. He does not solve the main problem: the unimportance of the App Store, with its many pointless apps and missed step towards mobile operating system. It will be a rocky road for Microsoft.

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