Leaks of Windows 9 have been coming out before the Technical Preview of the OS becomes readily available. Just recently, German websites, namely ComputerBase and WinFuture have released 20 screenshots of the Windows Technical Preview that will give us a closer look to the upcoming OS. It has been confirmed that the screenshots are legit! Now, who's excited?
Here are the screenshots and I've included some information:
Start Menu and Search Icon
Screenshot #1: This gives us a first look of the obvious changes to the Windows Task bar. You will find there the new Start Menu and the Search Icon just beside it.
Screenshot #2: Through the new search button on the Task bar, searching will become more easier. It's pretty straightforward unlike the previous implementations where you need to open the Start Menu first in order to search.
Screenshot # 3: The proceeding photos will demonstrate the Multiple Desktops feature of Windows 9.1. You will see on the photo below that you have an option to add a Desktop. Other OS such as Mac and Linux are already implementing this feature, so this one is a great move from Microsoft!
Screenshot # 4: Here's a screenshot of the multiple desktop feature with the actual window on it.
Screenshot # 5
Windows Store apps (Windowed Mode)
Screenshot #6: When on Windowed Mode, the Windows Store apps will have a button on its the top-left corner. When you click this button, it will show a list of functions like Search, Share, Play, Project and Settings. The said functions previously appeared in the Charms Bar. You also have the option to switch the app to full screen mode.
Screenshot #7: Internet Explorer 11??
Sound Control Panel
Screenshot # 8: This appears to be a replacement for Sound Control Panel.
Screenshot # 9: There's nothing new to the Command Prompt Window except that it has a background style already. This reveals the version number of the OS, 6.4.9834 (known as the Windows 8.1).
Notifications Pop-up Menu
Screenshot #10: This is a screenshot of the Notification Center that Microsoft will bring us. Presumably, this will function like the notification center of our smartphone that will show us alerts for new emails, social media notifications and more.
Screenshot #11: Microsoft Feedback, a feature that was not available in Windows 7 and Windows 8, is making a comeback! They are interested once again in your opinion.
About Registry Editor
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These pretty much summarizes the Windows 9 latest updates. What are your thoughts? Comment below!