Windows 8.1 START Menu Improvements
I’ve been busy the last couple of days upgrading to Windows 8.1 Preview – not helped by Microsoft’s strange decision not to support upgrades from UK English machines despite it being supported in Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Swedish etc.
There are a good few, and welcomed, usability improvements, but the most talked about change is the return of the Start Button. And lo & behold, here it is…
Clicking it actually just takes you to the same Start Screen.
There has been some comment that this doesn’t take it far enough, but fear not… Right Click on the new Start Menu, and you do get access to some Power Tools, and, hurrah, quicker access to Shut Down options (Previously you had to go Charm BaràSettingsàPoweràShutdown/Restart)
So, whilst not quite the return of the ‘old’ start menu, it’s sure to please a portion of users – both ‘Home’ users and ‘Power’ users alike.
(note, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend installing 8.1 until it’s fully released, but this will give you an idea of what’s instore)