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Jun 13 2013

New features in Windows 8.1 (Microsoft finally comes with Start Button)

Microsoft finally stepped down on Start Button.. my fav.. 😉

New features in Windows 8.1:
1. Windows 8.1 will come with good old Start button in Taskbar. It’ll launch Start Screen upon clicking. Currently Windows 8 users need to use 3rd party software to get Start button and Start Menu back.
2. Windows 8.1 will allow users to direct boot into Desktop. Users will be able to select whether they want to go to Start Screen or Desktop after login. Windows 8 users need to use extra software for such essential functionality.
3. Windows 8.1 will allow users to set All Apps view as default on Start Screen. Once you enable this option, Windows 8.1 will always show App view instead of Start Screen homepage as soon as you launch Start Screen using WIN key or other methods.
4. Windows 8.1 will allow users to disable hot corners such as Charms Bar and recent app switch list. These hot corners stuff appear when you move your mouse cursor to top-left or top-right corners of screen. Windows 8 users can use 3rd party software to disable hot corners.
5. Windows 8.1 will allow users to set current Desktop wallpaper as Start Screen background image.
6. Windows 8.1 will come with new tile sizes on Start Screen. Users can select from 2 new tile sizes: Large and Small.
7. Windows 8.1 will allow users to bulk organize tiles on Start Screen such as selecting more than one tile and resizing, moving or uninstalling them in one step.
8. Windows 8.1 will come with many new touch screen gestures such as swiping from bottom on Start Screen to access All Apps view page, slide to shutdown, etc.
9. Windows 8.1 will allow users to set multiple images slide show on Lock Screen.
10. Windows 8.1 will come with refreshing and redesigned Store.
11. Windows 8.1 will come with new Metro apps such as Alarm, Calculator, Sound Recorder, etc.
12. Windows 8.1 will come with new updated versions of existing Windows 8 apps.
13. Windows 8.1 will come with improved Snap functionality. Users will be able to resize apps to any desired size. Windows 8.1 will also allow snap functionality on screen resolutions lower than 1366×768.
14. Windows 8.1 will come with a complete PC Settings app (aka Metro Control Panel). Users will be able to access almost all classic Control Panel options from new PC Settings page.
15. Windows 8.1 will come with new Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) web browser.
16. Windows 8.1 will come with new SkyDrive app to manage your SkyDrive account.
17. Windows 8.1 will come with improved Search functionality and users will have access to Search feature almost from everywhere.
18. Windows 8.1 will come with Broadband Tethering feature which will allow users to turn their PC into Wi-Fi hotspot so that they can share the Internet connection with other devices. Windows 8 or previous Windows version users can use 3rd party apps such as Wi-Host to enable such feature in Windows.
19. Windows 8.1 will come with support for fingerprint authentication for enhanced security.
20. Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 will include network behavior monitoring feature which will help computers in detecting and stopping execution of known and unknown malware.

First look Video at Windows 8.1…

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