How to use the app bar instead of context menu on start screen in Windows 8.1 Update 1
Passed the thorny path from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, Microsoft added to its operating system a lot needed improvements. Soon we will see Windows 8.1 update 1 (also known as Windows Feature Pack), which will bring an additional set of changes. One of these changes consists in appearance of shortcut menu on the home screen that promises to make access to the various features faster, easier and more comfortable for users of traditional PCs.
However, if you prefer the old panel application menu with options that appears at the bottom of the screen when you click the right mouse button on the tile – you’ll be pleased to know that this panel is still available.
If you have already installed the RTM version of Update 1, which has unofficially hit the Internet, you can easily continue to use the old app bar to bypass the context menu of the right mouse button. This is very simple, only need to click «Space» key while on the home screen.
If you, for example, need to select multiple tiles, press the Space bar, and then with your mouse mark the required tiles. While in the app bar you will see the appropriate options. And when you’re done, just click on an empty area of the screen or press the ESC key.