Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks ahead of schedule, useful tweaks

David Parker February 3, 2014 0

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Microsoft is all set to release an interim update to Windows 8.1. This is expected to happen prior to the BUILD conference that was held in the month of April this year. However, the update has been leaked all over the net. The leaked update brings about a number of changes and notable improvements. The developments bring numerous improvements to the mouse and keyboard experience in Windows 8.1. Also, in this respect, there is a title bar for Metro apps that has been launched along with an improved desktop experience in Update 1.

Improvements Made
With the help of the new title bar, you will be able to minimize, close and snap applications side-by-side with your mouse in Windows 8.1. There are also similar improvements that you can relate with the start menu. With the help of the new context menu which comes up when you right-click on Live Tiles, you will now get different types of options that include: unpinning, resizing and many other types of options, as well. The other benefits this update brings is that it will now make the Shut down and Search option much more prominent.

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Host Of Changes
There are also a host of other changes that we see in this update. One of the other changes that we see are desktop tweaks. Metro style apps can now be pinned onto the taskbar and hovering your mouse over it will show a window preview just like other desktop apps. In other minor changes, the PC settings section now shows a control-panel link too.

It has been noted that if you activate a Metro application from the Desktop, you are most likely to find that the taskbar remains on the topmost part of the application. The same holds true until you proceed along in interacting with the application. As far as the Update 1 remains under consideration, there are no other significant changes that have been made. The leaked version was primarily compiled nearly three weeks ago. The final version is expected to be released soon.

Are you eagerly waiting for the Windows 8.1 Update 1? What are your expectations from the same? Do let us know by writing to us in the comments section below.

Source: The Verge

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