Windows 8.1 Update 1 New Features (April 2014 Updates)

Windows 8.1 Update 1 New Features (April 2014 Updates)

Microsoft has released new features for traditional “Mouse and Keyboard” users to improve Windows 8.1. Power and Search buttons in the start screen, booting …

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  1. #Technology : Windows 8.1, Update 1 Released!
    *Mouse & Keyboard User Improvements*

    You asked, Microsoft listened. The first of two updates to Windows 8.1
    includes some very good mouse & keyboard features that make Windows 8.1 an
    even better option for those upgrading from XP (or 7).

    Check out my UPDATED article about mouse & keyboard with Windows 8 here:
    http://bit.ly/1cEw6Ib
    (plenty of information and many videos).

    What’s New in Windows 8.1, Update 1?

    1) *Taskbar is available EVERYWHERE*…even on the Start Screen and Modern
    Experience apps (just hover down at the bottom to reveal it

    2) *Boot to desktop* is on by default for mouse & keyboard users

    3) *”Title bar” on Modern Experience (MX) apps* which allows you to close,
    minimize, or snap left/right (no longer will you have to use your mouse to
    mimic the ‘touch’ way to do this in the MX)

    4) *Power button on Start Screen*: In the upper right-hand corner, just
    press the button (just like Windows 7) to shut down, sleep, or restart

    5) *Search button on Start Screen*: Easily search by pressing the button

    6) *New MX apps are highlighted in the Apps view*: Before these were hard
    to find, now they are highlighted for you

    7) *Pin MX apps to your taskbar!* Big deal…you can literally bypass the
    start screen completely by pinning them to the taskbar (if you wish). They
    still open ‘full screen’, but it’s on your taskbar. In a later update this
    year, Microsoft will introduce “windowed” MX apps that can work right on
    your desktop like any other program.

    8) *PC Settings Tile*: for brand new installations, a PC settings tile
    will be on the start screen (yes, you can pin this to your taskbar also).
    For those with Windows 8.1 already, you can go to your “Apps” view and
    “pin” it to your taskbar and/or start screen.

    And for later this year: a new version of the “Start Menu” will return for
    users who wish to use it (yes, the “Start SCREEN” will still exist, but
    mouse and keyboard users will be able to use a Start Menu, if they choose).
    There is no release date on this as of yet.

    #Microsoft #Windows8 

  2. #Technology : Windows 8.1, Update 1 Released!
    *Mouse & Keyboard User Improvements*

    You asked, Microsoft listened. The first of two updates to Windows 8.1
    includes some very good mouse & keyboard features that make Windows 8.1 an
    even better option for those upgrading from XP (or 7).

    Check out my UPDATED article about mouse & keyboard with Windows 8 here:
    http://bit.ly/1cEw6Ib
    (plenty of information and many videos).

    What’s New in Windows 8.1, Update 1?

    1) *Taskbar is available EVERYWHERE*…even on the Start Screen and Modern
    Experience apps (just hover down at the bottom to reveal it

    2) *Boot to desktop* is on by default for mouse & keyboard users

    3) *”Title bar” on Modern Experience (MX) apps* which allows you to close,
    minimize, or snap left/right (no longer will you have to use your mouse to
    mimic the ‘touch’ way to do this in the MX)

    4) *Power button on Start Screen*: In the upper right-hand corner, just
    press the button (just like Windows 7) to shut down, sleep, or restart

    5) *Search button on Start Screen*: Easily search by pressing the button

    6) *New MX apps are highlighted in the Apps view*: Before these were hard
    to find, now they are highlighted for you

    7) *Pin MX apps to your taskbar!* Big deal…you can literally bypass the
    start screen completely by pinning them to the taskbar (if you wish). They
    still open ‘full screen’, but it’s on your taskbar. In a later update this
    year, Microsoft will introduce “windowed” MX apps that can work right on
    your desktop like any other program.

    8) *PC Settings Tile*: for brand new installations, a PC settings tile
    will be on the start screen (yes, you can pin this to your taskbar also).
    For those with Windows 8.1 already, you can go to your “Apps” view and
    “pin” it to your taskbar and/or start screen.

    And for later this year: a new version of the “Start Menu” will return for
    users who wish to use it (yes, the “Start SCREEN” will still exist, but
    mouse and keyboard users will be able to use a Start Menu, if they choose).
    There is no release date on this as of yet.

    #Microsoft #Windows8 

  3. Hi! Can you tell me how you make it so that there’s so many rows on your
    start screen? +Alan Peto 

  4. great job, thank you…

  5. +AlanPeto my pc currently running win 8 sl i updated to win 8.1 but when it
    boots it restores me back to win 8 what could be the problem

  6. Pressing the power button on your computer running windows 8 or windows 7
    by default will put it to sleep. This is not good if you throw your laptop
    into your bag and accidentally wake it up while moving, you’ll end up with
    an overheated laptop. You need to go to “power options>choose what power
    buttons do” to change this setting.

  7. What about the start screen on the desktop that was shown off?

  8. Thanks for this video but I have to say I don’t like the updates!! Maybe
    I’m the only one idk….so Ive done some searching to learn how to remove
    the power button from the start screen….mission accomplished. Is there a
    way to remove the search button from the start screen? That would be
    wonderful!!

  9. Hi!
    It’s a great video, thanks for it and if it’s not a big deal, can you give
    me a link of your wallpaper please?

  10. How can I get this update? I’ve tried windows update but it never finds the
    update so im just stuck with 8.1 -_-

  11. windows 8.1 got slow on my computer so i switch to windows 7 but when i
    heard microsoft made a windows 8.1 update 1 i switch do windows 8 update it
    to windows 8.1 and its SO FAST thank you microsoft you guys made it faster
    for my laptop

  12. Alan…How did you make the taskbar transparent on the desktop?

    Its handy to know that you can simply push the button on the PC tower to
    shut it down, however, I rarely shut my PC down, I put it in sleep mode,
    unless you can use the button on the tower to put it in sleep mode, the
    power button on the screen is still quite relevant for those of us that
    choose sleep mode…

  13. If this is their direction then windows 9 is going to be AMAZING

  14. Do you know how to make the metro apps connect to the internet via usb
    cable modem?

  15. I can’t get the taskbar to come up on the Start screen. It is fine on the
    desktop but not on the Start screen. Do I have something unchecked in
    properties ? Please help….Thanks

  16. One Apple dick sucker hates this video… jajajaja!

  17. Thanks for your very nice video. Here is also an article about it:Windows
    8.1 Update 1 Review
    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-update-1-review 

  18. Great review! 

  19. #Technology : Windows 8.1, Update 1 Released!
    *Mouse & Keyboard User Improvements*

    You asked, Microsoft listened. The first of two updates to Windows 8.1
    includes some very good mouse & keyboard features that make Windows 8.1 an
    even better option for those upgrading from XP (or 7).

    Check out my UPDATED article about mouse & keyboard with Windows 8 here:
    http://bit.ly/1cEw6Ib
    (plenty of information and many videos).

    What’s New in Windows 8.1, Update 1?

    1) *Taskbar is available EVERYWHERE*…even on the Start Screen and Modern
    Experience apps (just hover down at the bottom to reveal it

    2) *Boot to desktop* is on by default for mouse & keyboard users

    3) *”Title bar” on Modern Experience (MX) apps* which allows you to close,
    minimize, or snap left/right (no longer will you have to use your mouse to
    mimic the ‘touch’ way to do this in the MX)

    4) *Power button on Start Screen*: In the upper right-hand corner, just
    press the button (just like Windows 7) to shut down, sleep, or restart

    5) *Search button on Start Screen*: Easily search by pressing the button

    6) *New MX apps are highlighted in the Apps view*: Before these were hard
    to find, now they are highlighted for you

    7) *Pin MX apps to your taskbar!* Big deal…you can literally bypass the
    start screen completely by pinning them to the taskbar (if you wish). They
    still open ‘full screen’, but it’s on your taskbar. In a later update this
    year, Microsoft will introduce “windowed” MX apps that can work right on
    your desktop like any other program.

    8) *PC Settings Tile*: for brand new installations, a PC settings tile
    will be on the start screen (yes, you can pin this to your taskbar also).
    For those with Windows 8.1 already, you can go to your “Apps” view and
    “pin” it to your taskbar and/or start screen.

    And for later this year: a new version of the “Start Menu” will return for
    users who wish to use it (yes, the “Start SCREEN” will still exist, but
    mouse and keyboard users will be able to use a Start Menu, if they choose).
    There is no release date on this as of yet.

    #Microsoft #Windows8 

  20. #Technology : Windows 8.1, Update 1 Released!
    *Mouse & Keyboard User Improvements*

    You asked, Microsoft listened. The first of two updates to Windows 8.1
    includes some very good mouse & keyboard features that make Windows 8.1 an
    even better option for those upgrading from XP (or 7).

    Check out my UPDATED article about mouse & keyboard with Windows 8 here:
    http://bit.ly/1cEw6Ib
    (plenty of information and many videos).

    What’s New in Windows 8.1, Update 1?

    1) *Taskbar is available EVERYWHERE*…even on the Start Screen and Modern
    Experience apps (just hover down at the bottom to reveal it

    2) *Boot to desktop* is on by default for mouse & keyboard users

    3) *”Title bar” on Modern Experience (MX) apps* which allows you to close,
    minimize, or snap left/right (no longer will you have to use your mouse to
    mimic the ‘touch’ way to do this in the MX)

    4) *Power button on Start Screen*: In the upper right-hand corner, just
    press the button (just like Windows 7) to shut down, sleep, or restart

    5) *Search button on Start Screen*: Easily search by pressing the button

    6) *New MX apps are highlighted in the Apps view*: Before these were hard
    to find, now they are highlighted for you

    7) *Pin MX apps to your taskbar!* Big deal…you can literally bypass the
    start screen completely by pinning them to the taskbar (if you wish). They
    still open ‘full screen’, but it’s on your taskbar. In a later update this
    year, Microsoft will introduce “windowed” MX apps that can work right on
    your desktop like any other program.

    8) *PC Settings Tile*: for brand new installations, a PC settings tile
    will be on the start screen (yes, you can pin this to your taskbar also).
    For those with Windows 8.1 already, you can go to your “Apps” view and
    “pin” it to your taskbar and/or start screen.

    And for later this year: a new version of the “Start Menu” will return for
    users who wish to use it (yes, the “Start SCREEN” will still exist, but
    mouse and keyboard users will be able to use a Start Menu, if they choose).
    There is no release date on this as of yet.

    #Microsoft #Windows8 

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