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Windows 8.1 update leaks to the web, direct from Redmond

  1. #141



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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    someone want to type in all the changes from 8.1 now to the new update 8.1 (8.2) please
    thanks

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  2. #142


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    When clicking the lower left Start button to go from Desktop to the Start Screen I'll have it until I hover away. That's all I get.
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    UPDATE:
    Forgot about a gpedit I made! Switched it back! All good now.
    What did you do? I just did a clean install of 8.1 Pro, installed updates and 8.1.1 and have this behavior... I haven't changed anything or installed anything else.
    I'm not sure what you guys are talking about. If I mouse to the far left corner of a screen with an open Metro App, all I get is the Start Button and it disappears as soon as I mouse away again. If I mouse to the bottom of the screen away from the corner, I'll see the taskbar and it disappears as soon as I mouse away. If I click on the taskbar while its visible it will stay visible while I'm on that screen. If I switch focus to one of my other monitors the taskbar will auto hide again.
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  3. #143


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    When clicking the lower left Start button to go from Desktop to the Start Screen I'll have it until I hover away. That's all I get.
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    UPDATE:
    Forgot about a gpedit I made! Switched it back! All good now.
    What did you do? I just did a clean install of 8.1 Pro, installed updates and 8.1.1 and have this behavior... I haven't changed anything or installed anything else.
    In my case, I was running a 'lean' version of 8.1.1 prior to the 'Redmond' updates. I couldn't get the Store app to remain unpinned from the taskbar so I enabled 'Don't show store apps on the taskbar' in gpedit. Apparently that disabled the 'mouse down to show taskbar' feature. After the 'Redmond' updates I shortly realized what the problem was and I switched it back. All is good now.
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  4. #144


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    Is there any point whatsoever for a desktop user to install this update..?
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  5. #145


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Aside from fooling around with "Useless to Desktop Users" features, not really!
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  6. #146


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    As far as I can tell,, there is no official information from MS as to what all is included in Update 1
    the GUI changes are documented by users, nothing official.... we can rely one some of that to be true of course
    But anything else that may not be readily noticeable is not known yet.

    Should you upgrade? Yes, I will be.
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  7. #147


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    I would imagine the update would clean up a variety of issues and likely some that are not even apparent. Hopefully it will cause a lot less problems than the store upgrade to 8.1 I just wish MS would provide a way to get a clean install of 8.1 for systems pre-installed with 8 an upgraded from the store to 8.1. I would much prefer a clean install of 8.1. I know it can be done now but I guess I have not been motivated enough to go through all the steps.

    I will most definitely install the update.
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  8. #148


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I installed it on my Desktop PC. The changes are actually tailored to desktop users. They have more benefit to keyboard mouse users than touch screen users, IMHO that is.
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  9. #149


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I installed it on my Desktop PC. The changes are actually tailored to desktop users. They have more benefit to keyboard mouse users than touch screen users, IMHO that is.
    Granted, the whole dual interface thing is doable but I still have yet to find a Metro app that is actually useful, one that contributes to my increased productivity in a more elevated fashion than in the desktop environment. To me they're still just toys.
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  10. #150


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Aside from fooling around with "Useless to Desktop Users" features, not really!

    Think I'll pass and wait for the official update. People who like the challenge of trying to jump ahead with this seem to enjoy it - I'm not in that category. I like for my pc to run as smoothly as possible without self-made problems. Good luck to you who try it - the rest of us will wait until April, I guess.
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