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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far

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    Yes, pin fart apps to the taskbar.

    That is guaranteed to make the os a massive success.

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  2. #12


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    For those of us that actually use 8.1 that is going to be a nice feature. It means not having to open the Metro Start screen to launch an App, I would think you'd be happy with that? If they actually do it and some of the other rumored changes it means they are pulling Metro towards looking and working like Desktop programs do and not the other way around. I would think you'd be happy with that too?
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  3. #13


    Bit of a nuisance for me, unfortunately. (And, if I read some of the posts, a few others.9. I hope it will be an option. My legacy desktop is totally clear, as I use it as that - a desktop. I use the modern GUI as my (customised) start menu, one click away. I would not wish to go back to the old system now.
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  4. #14


    I think I am to the point that I simply don't care what Microsoft does?

    I don't care what they do to Windows, I have far to many other options, to be worried about it. What I won't do is spend the next 3 years trying to figure out how to run their software, hell, they don't even know what they want, and it wouldn't matter because they will change all of it in a year any way. I think of all their supposed revolutionary ideas ASP, the .Net, Silverlight, all essentially abandoned.

    I am done wasting my time on them, I feel like I am running from one fire to another.
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  5. #15


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    This is so exciting, the only thing I don't really like the legacy context menu used on the Start Screen, I think that's a stepback from MS. But overall looks good and promising!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    For those of us that actually use 8.1 that is going to be a nice feature. It means not having to open the Metro Start screen to launch an App, I would think you'd be happy with that? If they actually do it and some of the other rumored changes it means they are pulling Metro towards looking and working like Desktop programs do and not the other way around. I would think you'd be happy with that too?
    Startisback and Classic Shell both have in the start menu the ability to open only one Metro App
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  7. #17


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    I do use win 8.1 some of the time. Not talking about me. It is the consumer out there they need to impress.

    If it is ever a personal thing, I will say so clearly.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    For those of us that actually use 8.1 that is going to be a nice feature. It means not having to open the Metro Start screen to launch an App, I would think you'd be happy with that? If they actually do it and some of the other rumored changes it means they are pulling Metro towards looking and working like Desktop programs do and not the other way around. I would think you'd be happy with that too?
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  8. #18


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    As a Win 8.1 user myself I welcome the supposed changes but have to laugh at some of them because to me, they should have been incorporated in the first release, and certainly in 8.1. Especially the close X, and the shutdown features, both of which are confusing the heck out of users upgrading to 8, and had to be loudly screamed for from the beginning

    Anyway it would be great if these "rumors" become reality.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I do use win 8.1 some of the time. Not talking about me. It is the consumer out there they need to impress.

    If it is ever a personal thing, I will say so clearly.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    For those of us that actually use 8.1 that is going to be a nice feature. It means not having to open the Metro Start screen to launch an App, I would think you'd be happy with that? If they actually do it and some of the other rumored changes it means they are pulling Metro towards looking and working like Desktop programs do and not the other way around. I would think you'd be happy with that too?
    I should have listened to my first instinct and just let it go. I thought it was a bit tongue in cheek. Sometimes with no similes its hard to tell. I didn't mean any offence by my comments. Wrong place at the wrong time I guess. I posted that after having read a rash on negative posts that were made just for the sake of being negative. I just picked the wrong one to reply to as you are one of the more level headed individuals here and I do respect your opinion. Mt apologies if I offended.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    As a Win 8.1 user myself I welcome the supposed changes but have to laugh at some of them because to me, they should have been incorporated in the first release, and certainly in 8.1. Especially the close X, and the shutdown features, both of which are confusing the heck out of users upgrading to 8, and had to be loudly screamed for from the beginning

    Anyway it would be great if these "rumors" become reality.
    If what is now 8.1.1 had been the first release things may have gone a lot better for 8. On the plus side it does appear like Microsoft is listening and even recanting on some things. I personally didn't like 8.0 because off the way Metro worked on a multi monitor setup. 7 was my choice for my desktop PC's. The updates to 8.1 have changed that and I'm running 8.1 on all my PC's now.
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