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Latest video of Windows 8.1 in action goes over new tweaks and improvements

0. phoneArena 17 Apr 2013, 04:49 posted on

Wondering if the "Start" button will ever return to Windows? Well, looks like that isn't going to happen, or at least not in the upcoming version of the popular operating system. Actually, not a whole lot seems to have changed in Windows 8.1, which has just been leaked in an early form. There are a few improvements, however, that should be pointed out. As you'll see in this video of Windows 8.1 build 9369 in action...

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 05:18 8

1. gazmatic (Posts: 521; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


nice...

btw... people still sour about the start button?

jeeez.... windows 8 is a PAID os...

switch to linux if it is such a bfd!!

P.S. it isnt

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:35 3

5. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I rarely use that start button, takes too many steps just to open a program. So, i wont miss the start button at all.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:28 5

10. p5yb0rg (unregistered)


most people are lazy and aren't willing to learn/adapt to change.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 05:34 11

2. tigermcm (Posts: 670; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


hmmmm im not on the edge of my seat but im getting there. Im enjoying Win8 now IMO ppl who are butt hurt over the start button......get over yourself

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:05 5

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I guess they can't 'start' their tasks and daily life without seeing it in the corner.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:35 5

6. tigermcm (Posts: 670; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


good one lol im just not understanding what the problem is. My fiancee is not good with computers at all, yes her first question was where is the start button but once I told her hey this is the start screen she was like oh ok....bam easy

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:07 6

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I guess it's because Windows has always had the Start button and people got used to it, like it's an essential part of the platform.
98% of people complaining about it must be because they're not used to navigating without it and don't want to learn about it.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:19

17. gazmatic (Posts: 521; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


ok... so i guess you know of nothing before windows 95????

did you know that just change the name and the year and we would be talking about when windows 95 was first introduced..... when the start button was first introduced...

everybody hated it at first

now all of a sudden they cant live without it???

give me a break.... windows 8 takes 5mins or less to learn and 15 to master

it is literally windows 7 service pack 2

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:02

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That's what i'm tryna say man, well except for the Windows 95 part. I didn't get close enough to a PC to notice the details that time. I'm just talking about what i saw when i first held a mouse and a keyboard with a monitor...namely, the XP. And what i meant was, losing the start button wouldn't hurt if you know Windows.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:15 11

4. twens (Posts: 519; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Hahahha,some people are just too lame. What at all is so terrible about windows 8? It's the best thing Microsoft has offered so far. I f**king love it

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:11 2

7. recond9 (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Poor Microsoft guys...they tried to change "the way we use the pc" with this Windows 8 thing but they failed.I think they started to uderstand that simple is good (like Windows 7)
You got to admire they tried to innovate and bring something new in the game :D

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:47

11. tigermcm (Posts: 670; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


failure means no one is buying......last i remembered ppl were buying it may not be flying off the selves but they are selling soooo wheres the failure?

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:08

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm surprised you made it this far differentiating 8 with 7. Usually, "Pokemons" are not built to understand the 'thing'.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:43

24. recond9 (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Windows 8 doesn't get so much love as they predicted,is just too 'new' for some.(me including)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:12 3

8. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


niceee

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:55

12. VLaRueC (Posts: 108; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Recond, explain failure. I do not follow your logic.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:41

23. recond9 (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


People don't love Metro UI on their PC's ,that' I mean :)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:48

25. VLaRueC (Posts: 108; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


You mean "modern UI." You just "failed" to make a point.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:59

13. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Looks great improvement, I hope we can update directly to Windows 8.1. Right now Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 is on my radar, they both looks great also. Intel have just released a Linux Driver Installer.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:50

15. pookiewood (Posts: 552; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


MS just make the start button available to be turned on for the whiners. Gosh. People where I work are always whining about the start button and the Metro screen. They don't get it!!!! When MS does add the Start Button back people/blogs will still ding MS. Watch!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 10:10 1

16. buccob (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


OK, I am sorry but I am going to complain here, even though I kind of like Windows 8...

I hate not having an option to show battery percentage not even bringing up the charm bar... (does apple hold a patent for battery numbers?)

I hate that when I switch to an app from desktop or from another app, and then I close it, it will take me back to Start instead of my previous app...

Same goes when I move an app to a side of the screen... it will leave the other side (the big side) blank! instead of putting there your previously open app...

Included apps such as News and travel are a pain to navigate using a touchpad... even though the touchpad on my Asus Notebook is excellent on the Start menu, gestures and desktop...

Finally, I can get use to it, but overall it feels that I have to remember too many gestures, keyboard shortcuts, and it is harder to locate advance tools

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:00

18. pookiewood (Posts: 552; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I haven't used it with touch enough but for Mouse and KB to get to the advance tools right click on the Start box in the lower left hand corner. It's brings up a short menu to get to System settings HD Settings, etc..

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 13:01

20. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 98; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I am not bothered about the start button, but its not optimized for non touch laptops the next iteration, Windows 8.1 or Blue or whatever they call it should address this along with the Windows Store, it lags like hell and has connectivity issues. And then there is Windows Defender, turn it on and most of the windows 8 apps are denied network access. Fix these and I am happy with Windows 8.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 14:11 1

21. tigermcm (Posts: 670; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


if these whiners for the start button would take 1 sec out their day to look down at their keyboard.....oh wow theres a start button lol

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:41

22. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


its still cool without the start button to me. its just to get use to it that's all...but most people are not willing to learn something new

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 13:14

26. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


I rarely used the start button when it was there.

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