Is one of the changes to "show all users" on the welcome screen by default?
I have been setting up some laptops for a school and trying (unsuccessfully) to have it easier to switch users without typing the entire computer name when switching (local). There is a new computer (same model), more recently purchased, that I am also setting up. The welcome screen on this computer shows both users, and can be switched by only entering the password. I may have run the Windows Update at the time when the new release was available.
Thanks for any information you can give on this issue.
Does anyone know yet if Classic Shell will still work with 8.1.1? I have come to rely on Classic Shell like it is a part of Windows and hope it's still going to be available.
I updated my rig with the spring update and Classic shell works just fine with it.
I see they’ve added more features to the Mail app as they have been all along. That has gotten to be a terrific app.
This brings me to my next subject and question. I see these updates are installed individually in the leak. Would anyone know if they will be presented this way upon official release or will it be lumped such as an SP1? Gawd I hope they’re individual and optional!
Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks on the web ahead of its March release | The Verge
Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak: More changes for Start screen, desktop | PCWorldMicrosoft’s first update to Windows 8.1 has leaked today on various file-sharing websites ahead of its March debut. The early build includes a number of changes that Microsoft is making to improve the keyboard and mouse experience in Windows 8.1. The most obvious change is a new title bar for Microsoft’s Windows 8-style apps, allowing you to close, minimize, and snap apps to appear side by side with a mouse. It occupies a small amount of space at the top of all "Metro" apps, and it appears to be included as more of a helpful option for mouse users to quickly navigate through apps.
Following weeks of speculation and rumors, a purported early build of Update 1 for Windows 8.1 has leaked online and is available on a number of file sharing sites. The download reveals a lot of the features we’ve been hearing about since Update 1 screenshots started appearing. The update itself is expected in March or April.
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Just downloaded and installed the accidentally released April 8th RTM Windows 8.1.1 update. 700MB, 20 minutes to install the 6 updates (the 355 update takes a WHILE to install, the others are faster). They need to be installed in this order (don't forget to reboot if the update asks you to):
Notice that this "update" is really only a series of UPDATES lumped together. So it does not involve any radical changes or break any programs that I can see. My Stardock Start 8 and Modernmix both work fine for instance. If you are on the fence about updating, don't be. It really is a trivial update. No worries, mate.
As for desktop users, it is a meh update. Frankly, nothing in it for us unless you want to pin Metro apps to the taskbar.
As for the Metro changes? Power button, minimize and Exit buttons in the top corner and a power button. Taskbar (auto hide) is now on the Start menu.
And as Edwin said, a Metro app closed with the exit X button STILL is running in task manger. Grrr.
I have found one bug fix for me and I hope another, more important one. The trivial bug fix was that after coming out of sleep, the Wallpaper slide show would not change the background image until I "kick started" it by changing it once myself. Then it would shuffle through my hundreds of images. That is now working properly again.
There is a HUGE post from some frustrated Win8.1 users that cannot get their computers to automatically sleep after they installed the Win8.1 update. 86 pages and counting (we tried everything)! I am hoping that this update fixes that.
Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep
Bottom line? Go ahead and update. It is only minor changes and bug fixes.