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Microsoft demos Windows 8.1 Start button at Computex 2013

Windows 8.1 Start Button demoed at Computex 2013

| Operating Systems News | Posted: Jun 7, 2013 5:04 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - We've seen many images of the Windows 8.1 Start Button surface over the last few weeks, which has led to much speculation on what it will actually do. Thanks to a recently surfaced video, we now know exactly what it does.

 

 

During a demo the company held at the 2013 Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft briefly showed off the new Start button. It appears that clicking the button will launch the Windows 8 Start Screen, but will launch it from within the desktop environment.

 

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This frees the consumer from having to switch between the "Metro" UI and the desktop environment constantly to perform different tasks. A proper Start menu is still not present, but users will be able to launch desktop apps from the start screen without being forced to search for the apps.

NEWS SOURCES:Electronista.com

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