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In respecting the user's ownership of the Start screen, the "all
apps" view has become more important: it's now the only place that
newly installed applications will appear. Getting to All Apps in
Windows 8 was clumsy. You had to tap up the app bar, then tap on
Windows 8.1 makes things much better, with a nod to Windows Phone.
In Windows Phone, you get to All Apps by swiping the Start screen
from right to left. Windows 8.1 uses an equivalent gesture: swipe
up on the Start screen and you'll see All Apps. Mouse users get an
arrow button to click on to do the same thing.
This makes All apps much easier to get to, and it's a substantial
improvement for both mouse and touch users alike.
It does, however, have consequences for some of the other Start
screen interactions. In Windows 8, tiles were selected (so that
they could be moved or modified) with a 'nudge' gesture. That's not
an option here because the nudge would end up scrolling to all
apps. Now selection is performed with a more traditional long tap.
Overall, this change probably makes sense. Fast access to All Apps
is more useful, but I'm a little sad to see the nudge go. We're
still early in the evolution of touch interfaces, and the nudge
felt to me like a useful new gesture for a familiar problem:
selecting items in a list.
The implementation was not quite perfect, as there were reports
that people accidentally nudged tiles when they meant to tap them,
but it was nonetheless more fluent than a long tap. It took
advantage of touch's ability to support delicate, small movements,
and it didn't force you to wait forever for the long press to kick
In Windows 8, Search was used not just for top-level, global
searches but also for contextual, in-app searches. I never liked
this mechanism. Search operations are often highly contextual.
Consider a mail application with a standard triple pane view (all
folders, the contents of the current folder, and the currently
selected mail). "Search" can mean "search all folders," "search the
current folder," or "search the current mail." Each of those three
panes has a meaningful interpretation of the search verb, and while
related, they're all different.
The Windows 8 top-level search didn't respect the importance of
context. If you invoked search from the Mail app it would just
Along with this lack of respect for context, the search charm had
functional limitations. If you're writing an e-mail, you can switch
to the contact picker (provided by the People app) to let you
populate the "to:" field from your contacts. It's logical to want
to be able to search your long list of contacts to find the address
you want—but the Search charm directs the search to the app(that
is, Mail) rather than the picker. Technically, Microsoft could have
changed this behavior to allow search to be directed at pickers,
but it hasn't.
In Windows 8.1, the search charm is repurposed as a global search.
To ensure compatibility with old Windows 8.0-oriented applications,
it can still be used to search within an application—change its
scope from its default of "Everywhere" to the current
application—but new applications aren't meant to use the charm any
more. Instead, they're meant to insert search boxes or magnifying
glass icons wherever it's appropriate to do so.
Compare Windows 7 to Windows 8.1
The familiar desktop
Works with a mouse and keyboard
Works with Word, Excel, Outlook, and other familiar programs
Built for touch PCs and tablets
Apps from the Windows Store
Mail, People, and other built-in apps
Keep your settings and apps on all your PCs and devices
Bing smart search to find things across the web, apps, and your PC
Start screen with live updates
Faster startup times
Released as part of a shift by Microsoft towards regular yearly
major updates for its software platforms and services, Windows 8.1
aims to address complaints of Windows 8 users and reviewers on
launch. Visible enhancements include an improved Start screen,
additional snap views, additional bundled apps, tighter OneDrive
(formerly SkyDrive) integration, Internet Explorer 11, a Bing-
[Windows 8.1 ISO Desktop] powered unified search system,
restoration of a visible Start button on the taskbar, and the
ability to restore the previous behavior of opening the user’s
desktop on login instead of the Start screen. Windows 8.1 also
added support for such emerging technologies as high-resolution
displays, 3D printing, Wi-Fi Direct, and Miracast streaming.
Windows 8.1 received mixed reception, although more positive than
Windows 8, with critics praising the expanded functionality
available to apps in comparison to 8, its OneDrive integration,
along with its user interface tweaks and the addition of expanded
tutorials for operating the Windows 8 interface. Despite these
improvements, Windows 8.1 was still criticized for not addressing
all digressions of Windows 8 (such as a poor level of integration
between Metro-style apps and the desktop interface), and the
potential privacy implications of the expanded use of online
services. As of March 2016, the market share of Windows 8.1 is
The New Windows
The New Windows
Great Apps built in such as Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and
SkyDrive with many more available at Windows Store.
Includes Internet Explorer 11 for fast, intuitive, touch-friendly
Keeps you up-to-date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows
Firewall, and Windows Update.
Works with new and existing Windows desktop software including the
full Microsoft Office experience (Outlook, SharePoint Designer and
Comes with Windows Media Player
Provides enhanced data protection using BitLocker technology to
help keep your information secure.**
Enables you to connect to your PC when you’re on the go with Remote
Connects to you corporate or school network with Domain Join.
Watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center.***
Win8 / 8.1 System requirements:
1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
This operating system is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10
when available. More details below.
The Start screen. Personalize your Start screen with your favorite
news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and
backgrounds and four different tile sizes make your device as
unique as you are.
The apps you want. In addition to great built-in apps for e-mail,
people, photos and video editing, you can also download thousands
of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN,
Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.
It plays as hard as it works. Windows 8.1 gives you the power to
quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and
pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC.