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Windows 8.1 Update 1: the default boot to desktop client

Windows 8.1 Update 1: the default boot to desktop client
Desk Reporter

The new version of the Microsoft operating system boot directly to the desktop environment. Also added buttons for closing and minimizing the app. Windows 8.1 Update 1 , the update that Microsoft is expected to release in early March, will start at boot directly to the desktop environment of your computer. If the rumors published by the Russian leaker Wzór will prove to be accurate, the new version of the operating system will be a complete ” U-turn ” with respect to the original vision of the company , which required all users interface designed primarily for touch devices.

Windows 8 showed the new interface at boot Modern with live tile and the only way to start the desktop was to install third-party tools . In Windows 8.1 , however, has been inserted an option to skip the new UI and go directly to the desktop interface . Microsoft will probably notice from the telemetry that the majority of users interacting with your computer using mouse and keyboard. Windows 8.1 Update 1 and then directly start the desktop environment by default.

At the moment it is not clear how this change will affect the operation of the tablet or hybrid devices. Perhaps the choice of interface will be started automatically during the installation process , a feature that Microsoft should have included since the launch of Windows 8.

Another change visible in the screenshots posted by Wzór regards the app Modern. In the upper right buttons have been added to the closure and the minimization of the window, click the upper left corner activates a drop-down menu that also contains entries for the splitting of the app. In the settings you can see finally the PC link to OneDrive , the new name chosen for SkyDrive. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is expected to be released on March 11.

Update : According to sources Mary Jo Foley, there is no reason why Microsoft should enable the “boot to desktop ” by default. If so , developers will no longer be incentivized to achieve app Modern.