New screenshots of Windows 8.1 Update 1: boot to desktop will be enabled by default
In addition, one of the new screenshots shows that Microsoft has finally added the ability to shut down and restart the computer directly from the start screen.
However, the most noticeable changes in the upcoming update there is a black strip at the top of modern apps. On the right of this strip will be a button to minimize and close applications, Central to take the name of the app and the upper left corner is reserved for the app icon, which hides a context menu with various options such as close, minimize, maximize, attach the left and attach to the right.
Another screenshot, which was published a little later than the other, indicates new possibilities for scaling interface elements.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 is set to launch on March 11, but the changes that we see now can not get into the final product. With Windows 9 Microsoft will go even further and try to make the operating system more simple and convenient to use. However, wait for Windows 9 for quite some time. According to rumors, this version of the OS will appear in April 2015, though rumor has it that the release will take place this fall.