As the latest news surrounding the latest Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been discussed daily, the latest news came as a surprise to many on Monday. The latest update leaked across the Internet on Monday across file sharing websites, and for the first time visually shows the update for real.
The number of rumors surrounding the Windows 8.1 Update 1 have hit the web daily, but this is the first time we can actually see the visual changes. By making Windows 8.1 more keyboard and mouse friendly, Microsoft is showing customers that maybe the touch experiment wasn’t a good one.
In the latest Windows 8.1 Update 1 preview, users will be able to click on live tiles, and then get contextual menus. Within those menus, users will be able to resize, unpin, and perform a number of other tasks. This is a huge difference from the current way of doing things in Windows 8.1, and should please many.
The search button also comes back to the screen for many to applaud. Another major update in the Windows 8.1 Update 1 is the shutdown option that appears on the Windows 8.1 Start Screen, and that should make many happy. Users can shutdown, restart, or sleep directly from that menu.
Control Panel Returns As Well
By far the biggest improvement for geeks may be the comeback of the control panel link in the pc setting section. This will be a major update for many who use the system tweaks, and who use the inner workings of Windows in their daily lives. Windows Store apps also make an appearance in the task bar.
With the visual changes being now seen by many in the Windows 8.1 Update 1, it shows that Microsoft is returning Windows 8.1 back into a regular operating system that many want to use. It will hopefully make users and enterprise customers happy, and give them reasons to use Windows 8.1. The update is still scheduled for around March 11th, and should be available for free via the Windows Store around the globe.
I am looking forward to this update and cannot wait to download it. It will make the Windows 8.1 experience so much better and so much more useful for many.