Anybody Like Windows 8.1?

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,814
Re: On a tablet, better than Windows 8.0

CAcreeks wrote:

dradam wrote:

Most of the Windows 8.1 information on the Web seems off-target; I could not find scroll-down to icons listed as an enhancement. I did see "boot to desktop" as an 8.1 feature, but have never read a post here about it. Everybody just recommends 3rd party start-up switchers.

That's a feature of 8.1 and is available with mouse via an arrow that appears in the lower left corner of the Start Screen.

Which is a feature of 8.1, the scroll-down to icons, or the boot to desktop feature?

When I tried the Windows 8 and 8.1 tablets, a mouse was not connected.

Both.

I haven't used 8.0 in a while, but I think the "All Apps" screen was available there too, but in a slightly different form.

Update 1 will bring additional mouse features such as context menus on the start screen, a power button on the start screen, a persistent task bar (that you can now pin metro apps to) available on the start screen or while using metro apps, and a bar with close/window options for full screen apps.

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