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Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 Build Includes “Pin Metro Apps

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    Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 Build Includes “Pin Metro Apps

    It’s a well-known fact that Microsoft is trying to make Metro apps more successful on its modern operating system and part of the company’s plans is also an option that would allow users to launch these apps right on the desktop.

    As WinBeta noted, the first step has already been made, as the Windows 8.1 Update 1 build 9600.16596 screenshots that got leaked earlier today also come with options to pin Metro apps to the taskbar.
    Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 Build Includes ?Pin Metro Apps to Taskbar? Options

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    Wouldn't do much for me... I don't pin apps. I essentially use the taskbar from xp.
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    That's all well and good, but I want to see proof that if you have a new email, then a pinned-to-taskbar Mail app will show a '1' on it. Otherwise it's pretty useless. I don't like how the Store icon has a lot of transparency around the squished-tile. The green background should be the entire taskbar icon, leaving enough space for a white '1' if there's a new update for an installed app etc.
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    In addition:

    Microsoft's Windows team is continuing its march toward making Windows 8 more palatable for users who spend a lot of time in the desktop mode, if screen shots from an alleged leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 build are any indication.

    Known leaker WZor posted on January 22 screen shots which appear to be from a build of the Windows 8.1 Update 1 release which sources have said will be out around the time of Microsoft's Build 2014 conference in early April.

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 is designed to bring Microsoft's Windows operating system more closely into alignment with its Windows Phone operating system, from what sources have told me. Windows Phone 8.1 also is expected to arrive, though possibly only in test/preview form, around the time of the Build 2014 show, as well
    Read more at: Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 screen shots point to more tweaks to aid desktop users | ZDNet
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    That's an option I'd use.
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    Yeah, basically I'm guessing the Update 1 is more just WinRT code tying between Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1. The fact that both are to be released in the same time frame isn't a coincidence. I don't expect to see something major from this, it's just like GDR1 on Windows Phone 8, only was a bunch of hotfixes.

    Now GDR3 on the other hand...
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