The Start Button Appears Again in Windows 8.1
Microsoft, the Microsoft Build Conference in San Francisco, announced the availability of a preview version of Windows 8.1, the updates from Windows operating system 8.
As a point of update for Windows 8, there are some changes to the operating system, but Microsoft has thankfully made a few tweaks (modifications) on the interface, along with updates to applications and other improvements would be appreciated of users.
In developing Windows 8, Microsoft always listening to feedback from users and try to resolve the issue through the new interface.
The following features are new in Windows 8.1 as shelled by CNET:
One of the biggest complaints for Windows 8 is the removal of the Start button in the lower left corner of the computer screen desktop.
A step ahead of Microsoft’s touch-screen computing makes him rethink the way people use their computers in Windows 8, but those who spent many years clicking on the Start button as the operating system navigation, lack of familiarity with this new system.
As a compromise over it, Microsoft re-introduced the Start button on Windows 8.1 in the lower left corner of the screen.
By clicking on the Start button then Start screen appears, in which you can type a few letters to find and open the app, just like in Windows 8.
In addition, Microsoft added a right click on the Start button to display the Control Panel settings, open the Task Manager, perform a search, and a few other system tools.
At the bottom of the pop-up menu when you right click, there is the option to restart the computer–functions that were previously found in the top right corner of the screen in Windows 8, by clicking Settings, Power, Shutdown or Restart.
Boot to the Desktop
There is a change where users will appreciate it, namely the ability to boot a Windows machine (a process start your computer) directly to the desktop from within the operating system.
In Windows 8, Xbox Music allows you to stream music for free from the library of which there are more than 30 million songs. In Windows 8.1, the application has been redesigned to make it easier to move around the interface.
A left navigation panel allows you to start a radio station, explore artist, play the songs from your collection, or to create and organize playlists. On the right side of the screen, you can see the artist, exploring content, watch videos, and more.
When performing a search, you will get the global results from several sources including files, SkyDrive, applications and the Web.
All of your search results will be displayed horizontally, with the result that many more from other sources when you are dragging to the right.
When you search for popular actors, musicians, sports figures, and other famous people, Windows 8 will display what is called a screen Hero.
On the search for Kanye West, for example, you get great photos, songs and movies or video that are related. When someone is not famous, you get a standard Web search results with links to Web sites and photo.
Flexibility with Snap
On Windows 8.1, you will be able to run more applications simultaneously on one monitor by changing the size of the application window and use the Snap function.
Now, you can have up to four applications running on one screen simultaneously, as long as the screen has a high enough resolution.
Resolution 2,560 x 1,440 pixels required to display four applications simultaneously. With a dual-monitor setup, you can have eight applications running at once.
Microsoft added some personalization features with both the Start screen and lock screen so that people can add their own style to a little desktop and tablet.
There are many color options for the background, and you can display a slideshow on the screen lock with the photo currently contained on the hard drive or stored on SkyDrive (online file storage).
Better camera applications
Significantly the improved camera application in Windows 8.1. On Windows 8.1 you get a complete set of photo-editing tools to enhance color, brightness and contrast, and red-eye, as well as choose from six different filters.
A redesign on Windows 8.1 with clean look, larger images, and the overall layout is more subtle and sophisticated. Microsoft ensures that you will always have the latest version of the application auto-updates.