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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 coming as soon as March? Will work much better for mouse and keyboard users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jan 2014 20:42 User comments (5)

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 coming as soon as March? Will work much better for mouse and keyboard users Leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 seems to suggest the updated operating system will be available starting in March.
One source claims that Microsoft is aiming for a March 11th release date, the date of its normal monthly security patches.

Microsoft's BUILD conference is in April, so that timeframe had been expected for 8.1 U1, but it appears it may be a smaller update.

The new update is set to improve the OS for mouse/keyboard users and low-cost tablet owners alike. Search and Shut Down/Power options will now be more easily accessible, pinned taskbar apps will get previews, Metro apps will get close and minimize options just like regular apps, and right clicking on Metro apps will give you a full mouse-friendly context bar if you are not using a touch interface.

If these updates are accurate, Microsoft may finally win back the users it has alienated since launching Windows 8.

(Images via Paul Thurrott)

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5 user comments

125.1.2014 22:34

Hurry up and croak already.

226.1.2014 19:08

I liked windows 8 better than 8.1

But that is just because it screwed up the resolution of a bunch of applications and I cannot find a solution. Temporary fixes for launchable programs exist but every time I run an installer it is fuzzy low resolution.

327.1.2014 6:55

They'll supposedly have another update late this year that totally returns the regular Start menu and completely disables 'Metro' and other touch-based features on computers w/o a touchscreen.

427.1.2014 15:51

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
They'll supposedly have another update late this year that totally returns the regular Start menu and completely disables 'Metro' and other touch-based features on computers w/o a touchscreen.
I already have that...it is called Windows 7.


529.1.2014 16:32

I like Windows 8.1 a little bit. START menu isn't bad at all. I just hate all the little "hidden" necessities.

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