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#1 Studio384

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 20:22

Well hello everybody. Let's discusse about your favorite features in Windows 8.1 so far! :) Those are mine:

1. Internet Explorer 11
2. New tile sizes
3. The 9 new apps
4. New All Apps menu
5. New settings app

So, whats your favorite new feature in Windows 8.1?


#2 jakem1

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 20:42

The new tile sizes
Adjustable window sizes in Metro multitasking
Ability to have more than one instance of a Metro app open at a time
Apps automatically update in background
Improved Metro settings

The new colours and background images on the Start Screen will also be nice.

I really hope that the back gesture in Metro IE is improved in IE11. It's really annoying that it does a full page refresh rather than just returning to the cached version of the previous page the way it does when you hit the back button.

#3 +virtorio

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 20:53

- More complete Settings app
- Tile sizes
- Boot to Desktop
- Start button (big deal for me when running Windows 8 in a virtual machine window)
- Changes to multitasking / softer resolution limits with the Snap feature

#4 Ian William

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:14

I wish this topic had a poll.
  • Unified search results
  • Improved application snapping
  • Start screen improvements
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Start button


#5 Steve B.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:16

  • The new sizes of tiles.
  • Start Screen customisation
  • Not just an 80:20 split between two metro apps
I think that's it, can't think of 5.

#6 Jan

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:17

  • More colours
  • Larger tile sizes
  • Improved Search
  • Desktop tile colour adapts to the icon
  • Improved multi monitor support - Metro apps on dual mons are pathetic.


#7 +LimeMaster92

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:21

1. Windowed Modern Apps.
2. Wallpapers on both Desktop and Start Screen.
3. Boot to desktp.
4. Resizable tiles.
5. Free upgrade, I think.

#8 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:25

1) Start Screen customisation (using the desktop background; smaller tiles; syncing your tile layout)
2) Auto-updating of Metro apps
3) Boot to desktop
4) Irregular split of Metro apps
5) Option to change the functionality of the hot-corners

#9 incendy

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:27

I really hope that the back gesture in Metro IE is improved in IE11. It's really annoying that it does a full page refresh rather than just returning to the cached version of the previous page the way it does when you hit the back button.


Am I crazy of was this the way it was in the initial Windows 8 beta? For some reason I feel like the beta/rc didn't refresh the page.

#10 Silver47

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:51

1. All Apps. Honestly wished there was this before, I used to think we would get an Apps style pivot next the Start on the start screen. WP style works great too :)
2. Improved CP. Should of been from the start.
3. Unified Search. Far, far easier

Those were the top 3 annoyances I have Win 8 right now and glad they will be fixed. The next I feel are added bonuses

4. Customizable Tiles and other options. Just make Win 8 feel more yours.
5. New split screen options. Hey, its helps!
6. Start Button on Taskbar. Meh, handy in some cases I but not a major want

Ok, that's more than 5, but 3 in each looks better :D

#11 McKay

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 22:02

The new Tile sizes, not to bothered about Startscreen wallpapers because I already bought Decor8, the Metro app resizing? I bought the app that lets them run windowed, plus I only use Netflix and Audible.

#12 moloko

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 20:32

1. Tile sizes.
I do not use metro apps as I find them annoying so everything else is blah.

#13 Dashel

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 20:56

I think all my core annoyances have been addressed, I'm impressed.

1) Unified search + enhancements
2) Snap views/More visible apps
3) All Apps update (aka Start Menu, still is barely a toddler but the direction is right)
4) Start customization (being able to set desktop wallpaper will be a huge help in making the transition to RT less jarring on desktop PCs, as the animated one will be awesome on my slate)
5) Corporate focused additions

#14 siah1214

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 21:31

1. Search, search, 1000x search
2. Multiple monitors for metro
3. New start screen options (tile sizes, customization)
4. New apps
5. Love the new corporate stuff, going to make my life SO much easier! Especially being able to export the start screen layout to xml.

#15 LUTZIFER

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 21:32

START button.



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