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Windows 8.1 update leaks to the web, direct from Redmond

  1. #61


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So the age old question, does this update pack have anything performance wise that's worthwhile?

    And also, can some of the new additions be turned off? Such as apps on the Desktop and power button on Start?

    I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I'd rather have one upheaval of the UI design and remove ALL the old vestiges of Aero design and replace it all with lush metro designed everything. I'm getting tired of the 2006 inspired Desktop and modern inspired design language smooshed together....
    I agree. I hope I can either turn these features off if they're on by default or choose which update I want to install. They're ruining it by trying to satisfy those "other users" with too much mixing. I don't need no stinkin' Taskbar on my Start Screen. There's one on the Desktop app that those "other users" boot to anyway. I don't need no stinkin' Xs to close out an app. There may be a few things worthwhile like the IE11 update, but like you stated, if it doesn't help with performance this update doesn't look like it's worthwhile.

    Now I'm off to change my Windows Update settings from automatically download to decide which ones.

    2-a-roo

    HG

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  2. #62


    I would not normally bother with early leaks. But this one was of interest and I have been having "pre" looks. But, nevertheless, I see that quite respectable pages are suing, and commenting, on the RTM leak, so it looks like it is status quo.

    Just to add. I downloaded from Microsoft, without obligation. Cant get more official than that!
    Last edited by davehc; 08 Mar 2014 at 13:34.
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  3. #63


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So the age old question, does this update pack have anything performance wise that's worthwhile?

    And also, can some of the new additions be turned off? Such as apps on the Desktop and power button on Start?

    I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I'd rather have one upheaval of the UI design and remove ALL the old vestiges of Aero design and replace it all with lush metro designed everything. I'm getting tired of the 2006 inspired Desktop and modern inspired design language smooshed together....
    I agree. I hope I can either turn these features off if they're on by default or choose which update I want to install. They're ruining it by trying to satisfy those "other users" with too much mixing. I don't need no stinkin' Taskbar on my Start Screen. There's one on the Desktop app that those "other users" boot to anyway. I don't need no stinkin' Xs to close out an app. There may be a few things worthwhile like the IE11 update, but like you stated, if it doesn't help with performance this update doesn't look like it's worthwhile.

    Now I'm off to change my Windows Update settings from automatically download to decide which ones.

    2-a-roo

    HG
    I'm not meaning to stir anything up but? You can still close apps the other way and the bar with the X on it only becomes visible when you mouse to the top of the screen the Metro app is open on. It's the same thing with the added taskbar, its only visible when you mouse to the bottom of the screen the Metro App is open on. Both toolbars auto hide.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 08 Mar 2014 at 12:59.
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  4. #64


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I was able to locate a link where I downloaded all of the KB files to perform the update. Yesterday I installed them and I not not one issue and as of now everything is working fine.
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Final
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  5. #65


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    Media still stops when apps are minimized! Stupid!
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  6. #66


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I've had that issue before the update. YouTube sucking as usual?? All of my other media players are working just fine. In fact I'm listening to BoBFm and there is not a issue with it.
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    I also just tried out WFCR out of Amherst, MA and it works fine.
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm meaning to stir anything up but?
    Whatís that supposed to mean?

    You can still close apps the other way and the bar with the X on it only becomes visible when you mouse to the top of the screen the Metro app is open on. It's the same thing with the added taskbar, its only visible when you mouse to the bottom of the screen the Metro App is open on. Both toolbars auto hide.
    Simply donít need this crap getting in the way. If it's default itís complicating things as I see it. It looks as though MS is again attempting to get those "other users" to use the Start Screen. Well, I think those "other users" are never going to use it anyway. I feel they made their minds up not to. MS appeased them in 8.1 for the option to boot to desktop and rightfully so. They should have that choice. If they decide different, they can default it back.

    All in all I have no qualms about added features to personalize an OS as long as we have the choice of which features. I feel thereís not enough in 8/8.1. e.g. An option to tweak tiles with font and/or color. Most of the complaints is about the color. Hell! Let them Aero them for all I care > Round corners and all. Graffiti a Van Gough or Van Gough the graffiti.
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  8. #68


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The Close/Minimize header on Modern Apps is totally redundant. "Hand Grabbing" the app and flinging it left or to the bottom is just fine for any user, rather than trying to steady up and hover your mouse over the TINY Close or Minimize icons!
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  9. #69


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    The Close/Minimize header on Modern Apps is totally redundant. "Hand Grabbing" the app and flinging it left or to the bottom is just fine for any user, rather than trying to steady up and hover your mouse over the TINY Close or Minimize icons!
    This is what I mean. They are complicating it.
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  10. #70


    Finished the update, everything went smooth as silk. Now just to notice all those changes.
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