Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Windows 8.1 Update history in Modern UI doesn't show recent updates - recent updates appear only show in update history in desktop UI

Windows 8.1
While Microsoft primarily promoted Windows 8.1 as an update of the operating system's touch-based user interface features, the update also contained a host of features that were designed to entice traditional desktop mouse and keyboard users into thinking that Windows 8 might indeed be a good option for them.
Most notably, Windows 8.1 brought back the ability to boot directly to the desktop. To access it, you just right-click on the taskbar, select Properties, open the Navigation tab (Figure A), and then select the check box for When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start. Now, every time you turn on a Windows 8.1 system, you could almost convince yourself that the operating system was designed for mouse and keyboard users.
Figure A

The Navigation tab contains a host of features to make Windows 8.1 behave more like a desktop operating system.
They even gave the update a more prominent Start button. While its default action is to open the modern app-filled Start screen, from the same Navigation tab, it can easily be reconfigured to show the Apps view, which can essentially be thought of as a full screen Start menu. To make this Start menu substitute even more usable, the Apps screen can be sorted by category, by name, date installed, or most used, thus making it easier to find the application that you need (Figure B).
Figure B

You can use the Apps view like a full screen Start menu.
Then, to make shutting down, restarting, or signing out more like previous versions of Windows, Microsoft added the Shut down or Sign out menu to the Start button's Quick Link menu, which you access by right-clicking on the Start button (Figure C). A bit awkward, yes, but it's an improvement over the separate methods provided in Windows 8.
Figure C

You can access the Shut down or Sign out menu on the Start button's Quick Link menu.
Then, to make the Start/Apps screen even more palatable, they made it transparent, thus allowing the desktop wallpaper to be visible behind the screen and improving the illusion that the desktop is still the center of the operating system.
To make the Modern UI more desktop-like, Windows 8.1 introduced the Snap View feature, which allows you to better use multiple apps at the same time. Depending on your display resolution, you can have two to four apps on the screen at one time. Furthermore, apps can now appear on multiple monitors -- so, if you have a two-monitor setup, you can have up to eight apps open at the same time. Microsoft even went so far as to make the Internet Explorer app more desktop-like by allowing you to see the address bar and tabs all the time.
Another option in Windows 8.1 that's designed to make the user interface behave more like a traditional desktop user interface is the ability to disable the upper corner navigation features. Again, on the Navigation tab, you simply clear a pair of check boxes (When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms and When I click the upper-left corner, switch between my recent apps), and those touch-oriented features go away.

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