Microsoft seems to be reverse engineering its Windows 8 Modern UI plans as some leaked screenshots of Windows 8.1 update 1 suggests that the company made the “boot to desktop” as a default option with several other backtracks.
Following many criticism about its Modern UI, removal of start button and other additions to the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, the consumers’ love towards their operating system fell drastically and also affected the overall PC market, directly or indirectly. Now with the new changes, users could directly boot into the desktop mode without making any changes to the settings.
The screenshots leaked by the popular WZor of Russia, which doesn’t make clear whether the new feature works on touch-only and touch+mouse/keyboard devices. As per the new changes, we can expect that the software itself adjust the settings by learning the type of the device. Most probably, if the OS finds the touchscreen, then it might load the Modern UI as default option. Additionally, the new update added support for 250-500% of full scale desktop and support for higher resolution monitors.
From the screenshots, we can see that the company has renamed its cloud storage service SkyDrive into OneDrive. Users could also have the options to minimize and close the apps in Modern UI, which was previously rumored come with the update. The screenshot of the build string 9600.16606.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140126-2042 was compiled on January 26.
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[ Source: WZor Russia ]