Windows 8.1 Update 1 coming April 8th; adds a few Mouse and Keyboard Improvements

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.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 - www.androdollar.com

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