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Windows 8.1's 'fix': One new Navigation tab

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    Windows 8.1's 'fix': One new Navigation tab


    This week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) with Windows 8.1 "Blue" front and center. He piled on his usual hyperbolic praise ("nothing short of the most remarkable replatforming of Windows, basically since 1995"), tacitly acknowledged criticism of Windows 8, and announced that the final version (RTM, or release to manufacturing) would go to PC makers in late August so that they could sell PCs with Windows 8.1 preinstalled before the holiday season -- especially for those planning to offer mini tablets, which Windows 8 does not support well.
    I've been working with the Windows 8.1 Milestone Preview, and it all seems to come down to one new Navigation tab in the Taskbar and Navigation properties pane. You now have more control over what your OS does with those hot corners (turn them off if you want) and that Start screen. You can make your PC boot right to the "legacy" Desktop, you can go right to the All Apps view when going to the Start screen and make a few other tweaks. Is it exactly what people wanted? No, it's a compromise.
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Thank you! I had no idea those options were already available in build 9431. Good info!

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    I don't miss the Start menu that much, and I'm not sure if I'll use these new features to make things go back the way they were before (of course, I might), but I'm glad Microsoft listened and made some effort to include them for the people that wanted them.
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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    On my Surface RT, I don't use the new features. On my work PC, I do. (I'm running the 8.1 preview on both). Also, given that many of our SMB clients wind up with Windows 8 when they buy new PCs, these features will definitely come in handy.
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    Rochester, NY
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    Windows 8.1


    Hi,
    How do I find and install the Windows 8.1's fix One new Navigation tab for the taskbar?
    Thank you.
    Linda
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    It is part of 8.1. On your Taskbar right click an empty area and select properties and you sill see the navigation tab.

    Jim
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    Rochester, NY
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    It is part of 8.1. On your Taskbar right click an empty area and select properties and you sill see the navigation tab.

    Jim
    Thank you for your response. When I right click on the taskbar and select properties, there is not a navigation tab which is why I posted. I have tried everything to find it and cannot.
    Thanks.
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    I don't miss the Start menu that much, and I'm not sure if I'll use these new features to make things go back the way they were before (of course, I might), but I'm glad Microsoft listened and made some effort to include them for the people that wanted them.
    Ditto
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