Microsoft showcased a small update to Windows 8.1 today, which adds a few improvements to using the mouse and keyboard. Here’s what you’ll find when the update goes live on April 8th for Free.
This is the same update that Microsoft accidentally leaked a month or so ago, so you may be somewhat familiar with it. It contains mostly small changes, but welcome ones.
- Windows 8 will now automatically boot to the desktop instead of the Start screen on new PCs.
- You can make the Taskbar visible on the Start screen and tiled apps, making it easy to switch between desktop and Modern apps using the Taskbar; just like you would on the desktop.
- The Start screen now contains a power button for easier shut-down, a search button, and a tile that takes you right to Settings
- Start screen tiles are now easier to select, move around, and resize using the mouse.
Check out the shortened Announcement Video by CNET below.
Are you excited?
Source – CNET