Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks featuring new title bar and tweaked start screen

Feb 3, 2014
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Windows 8.1 users will be getting the latest update for the operating system officially in March. Ahead of that official release by Microsoft, Windows 8.1 Update 1 has leaked online. The update brings with it some new changes to the looks of the operating system. The new update has turned up on a few file-sharing sites on the web.

The changes in the update include improvements to keyboard and mouse use. One of the biggest changes in the update is a new title bar for Windows 8 apps. The title bar now allows users to close, minimize, and snap apps side by side with the mouse.

That bar takes up a bit of space at the top of all metro apps. The Start Screen has also been tweaked. When users right click on Live Tiles they will see a content menu with options for resizing, unpin, and others.

Another noticeable change is the addition of a new search button and a shutdown button integrated on the Windows 8.1 start screen. That shutdown option brings the dropdown for restart, shutdown, and sleep. Rounding out the changes in the update is a control panel link in the PC settings section. Users will be able to show store apps in the taskbar. The leaked Update 1 shows to have been compiled on January 14, there could be other changes when the official update lands in March.

SOURCE: The Verge


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