Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 16:02 UTC
Windows "Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1." So far, Windows 8.1 has been a massive improvement over Windows 8 on my Surface RT - except for the total system crashes (including shrieking sounds) Skype causes a few times per week.
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Win + S for Search
by znby on Tue 9th Jul 2013 19:38 UTC
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In Windows 8.1, it seems you can press Win key and S to bring up a little search window on the right hand side of the screen. Given that I used the start menu in Windows 7 almost solely as a searching tool, I now feel that Windows 8.1 is pretty much equivalent in terms of usability for me as Windows 7 was. Yes, I know that Windows 8 let you search in the start screen, and I found it usable in some regards, but I still found having my whole screen taken over a bit too jarring, I'd like something that distracted me less from what I am doing. YMMV

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