Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaked on web ahead of March debut

Washington, Feb. 04: Microsoft’s yet-to-be-released Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been reportedly leaked on the web showing a number of changes to the OS that is yet to find traditional desktop users’ whole-hearted welcome.

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 is set for a March debut, however, the leaked version includes a new title bar for the Windows 8-style apps (Metro apps), allowing users to close, minimize, and snap apps to appear side by side by a mouse.

According to The Verge, other improvements have also been made to the Start Screen, where users can right-click on Live Tiles to see a context menu with options to resize, unpin, and more.

The updates OS is also expected to include a search button and a shutdown option straight onto the Start Screen.

The version also shows a control-panel link to PC settings section, apart from a new option in the desktop task-bar settings to show Windows Store apps in the task bar, the report added. (ANI)