Start Button Will Return With Windows 8.1 Update


It’s reported that Windows is bring back the Start Button with the upcoming update of Windows 8.  

The Verge states that with the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft is bring back the Start Button in both tradition desktop and Windows 8 view.  However, it will not work the same as how Start Button used to be.  Instead, by clicking on the Star Button, it will bring users to Windows 8 Start Screen, or a new all apps section.  It’s basically functions the same as clicking on lower left on the screen of the current Windows 8, but this time with a physical icon to remind you that lower left has a Start Button.

There are a lot of flaws in Windows 8, and Microsoft is planning on fixing them.  Windows 8.1 will give us the option to start the PC straight to traditional desktop, and the option to set the background of Windows 8 Start Screen with your own images (finally!).

It’s also say that Windows 8 includes an improved lock screen and enhanced built-in search functionality, which will allow you to search across the web as well as your computer or tablet.


Windows 8.1 will also have Snap View configurations for “Metro”-style apps.  Clicking a link within an app will bring out 50/50 view, while opening a picture will bring us 40/60 views.  The new function will also give an app more than one windows, and allows users to view more than one webpages at once.

Skydrive will also be integrated into the operation system.  Also including in the update is Internet Explorer 11, which give users options to sync browser data between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.

It’s not known yet when Windows 8.1 will be available, but Microsoft intends to give a preview at June 26th’s Build Developer Conference.

I regretted a while back when I first updated my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8.  But it seems like this update will make me feel better about it.

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