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Microsoft releases new guide for Windows 8.1

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Microsoft has released a Windows 8.1 power user guide for business (PDF). Only 17 made up the foil-like pages (plus three pages for cover and introduction), he speaks a number of specific settings and themes, without them extensively to handle one. For this there is finally an overview of the control options by finger gestures, mouse and keyboard.

Topics include the desktop, the file Explorer, the taskbar, the mobility Center, the browser Internet Explorer 11 and the SkyDrive cloud storage service. So, assistance is limited to the desktop of the system and its core applications. The discussion about the modern UI (formerly Metro) remains sidelined.

Target group are not users who have real problems with the operation of Windows 8.1, but intensive user so in businesses that can change and benefit from some tips on Windows 8.1. The Guide should assist the settling. So far it is available only in English.

Windows 8.1 (code name blue) had been published in late August. It brought changes that should make the new operating system more attractive, introduced the Start button again and again provides the ability to boot directly to the desktop. Microsoft abandons the classic Start menu continues. Instead, the new tile surface can be modern UI better personal preferences fit than ever before.

The next update of Windows 8.1 update 1 is supposedly in early April. According to sources, you are trying to make Windows 8.1 can be operated easily with mouse and keyboard. Some was kind of start menu? in conjunction with the already installed back start button? conceivable. Who wants to wait that long, installed the open-source application classic shell that exposes the familiar from Windows 7 start menu under Windows 8.1.

[with material by Lance Whitney, News.com]

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