Microsoft tweaks Windows 8.1 again, hiding tile interface by default
Microsoft is reportedly issuing an updated Windows 8.1 version, which will enable users to bypass the tile interface at the Start Screen by default.
The Windows 8.1 Update 1 or version 8.1.1 is Microsoft's another attempt at making traditional desktop users become familiar with the OS more apt as a tablet-like interface.
According to The Verge, the updated OS would have the boot-to-desktop option enabled by default, unlike the previous version in which users had to switch to the mode manually.
Other changes in the Update 1 include shutdown and search buttons on the Start Screen, the ability to pin Windows 8-style ("Metro") apps on the desktop task bar, and a new bar at the top of Metro apps to allow users to minimize, close, and snap apps.
The report said that the Windows 8.1 Update 1 is expected to debut in March, ahead of potential Windows 9 unveiling in April.
(Posted on 01-02-2014)