Eight Forthcoming Changes that Might Save Windows 8

By Anand Khanse for The Windows Club

Eight Forthcoming Changes that Might Save Windows 8

In late June, Microsoft is set to roll out Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) and 8 key improvements/enhancements designed to save Windows 8.–PC Pitstop.

Microsoft has officially announced the features and availability for Windows 8.1, commonly referred to as Windows Blue. Microsoft decided to put to use what it learned from customer feedback how they were using Windows 8. Based on this feedback and new working realities, Microsoft has decided to add new features and functionality to this operating system.

Windows 8.1 Blue Features

Windows 8.1 will deliver improvements and enhancements in key areas like personalization, search, built-in apps, Windows Store experience, Internet Explorer, PC Settings, Navigation and Cloud connectivity.

1. Personalization

In Windows 8.1, users will now be able to display personal pictures on your lock screen. You can even turn your lock screen into a slide show, by sourcing the photographs locally or from your SkyDrive account.

Windows 8.1 will also add the ability to take pictures with the built-in camera right from the Lock screen without having to log in.

You can even set your desktop wallpaper as your start screen background.

The start screen also introduces a new large and a new small tile size. You have news to organize your tiles, name tile groups, select them, resize or rearrange them all and more. To avoid accidental tile movements, you will now need to press and hold (or right-click) to move things around.

Windows 8.1 also gives you the ability to filter your apps by name, date installed, most used, or by category.

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PC Pitstop Notes:
Microsoft details how you can try the public preview of Windows 8.1 | Digital Trends

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10 thoughts on “Eight Forthcoming Changes that Might Save Windows 8”

  1. I know what you mean. My husband got one and it had windows 8 on it and it's the craziest thing I've ever seen. We hate it too!!

  2. I bought a laptop with 8. I do not like it. I prefer the old start button. If Microsoft does not fix Windows 8, it will be the end of Microsoft.

  3. Marvon J. Hensley

    By the way there is more such as internet explore does not work either. Also I have a tough time finding things on 8 but windows 7 was very nice.

  4. Marvon J. Hensley

    Two things for me. All those adds keep popping up all over the place & the scanner will not work on my HP 750 but it worked on windows 7 Those adds are so bad at coming up at wrong times.

  5. There is one, and ONLY one, thing to do with Windows 8.

    Get rid of it.

    Did I actually read in the same breath where you yourselves report that your rescue disks are worthless with Windows 8? Well? How dare you ask us if Windows 8 can be saved.

    1. @Dora Smith: From 29 years of experience, I really don’t think that Windows 8 requires saving. I was leery at first but, nope, it’s cool. As always, MS fixes problems along the way and it even performs better than Windows 7.

      The Start Button issue? Yeah, that was a bad idea that needs fixing, but they’ll fix it. If not, there is always Stardock’s “Start8” that can be used and is actually much cooler.

      But anyone thinking that Windows 8 needs to be “Saved” is really not thinking.

      1. @hkhailey: Yeah, same thing when other Windows OSs came out. People use it for a week, can’t figure out how/where the things that they liked and use too are and then start screaming. Most of the folks I know who were dissatisfied with 8, because they were used to 7, now don’t mind it. That is not to say that 8 is flawless or that MS should have made such as big change in the UI. Personally I think MS was really stupid to try and make the tablets, phones and desktops work alike. With all the focus grouping they do on this stuff you’d think 8 would be better. But again, the Edsel was focus group styling.

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