There have been some UI tweaks and additions in the latest Windows 8 build, as shown by a leaked screenshot on the Internet.
Leaked Windows 8 Screenshot Reveals New UI Elements And Windows 8 Cursors
According to some screenshots posted by winunleaked.tk, there are new changes and additions to the UI on the latest builds of Windows 8. There are new dropdown menus and buttons added to the UI, which along with the ‘flattened’ look take the UI from Aero in to Metro. But it is still the default Aero theme that is being used here.
The screenshot also shows that the latest build of Windows 8 has some new Aero cursors as well. The actual look of the cursors have not changed much but the ‘feel’ of the cursors have been changed to be flatter and thus match Metro somewhat more than the existing Aero on Windows 7. The same goes for buttons, which are now looking much flatter than before and the scroll bars were already flattened out from previous builds.
This is from the latest known build of Windows 8, which is at 8370 now and was apparently compiled on 28th April. So there’s high chances of seeing more changes before the official Release Preview build is released early next month. It was only last week that Microsoft announced the official release schedule for the Release Preview build of Windows 8.
Release Preview is the new name Microsoft is using to talk about the Release Candidate build. Release Candidate is the stage that comes right before the commercial release. This build is generally used to iron out any kinks before the final version hits the market. At this point, all the major features have been set in and there should not be any major problems. All the minor problems will be gradually taken out by Microsoft as usage data is gathered and crash reports are filed.
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