Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jan 2014 23:13 UTC

Microsoft is once again planning to alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1. While the software giant originally released Windows 8.1 last year with an option to bypass the "Metro" interface at boot, sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the upcoming "Update 1" for Windows 8.1 will enable this by default. Like many other changes in Update 1, we’re told the reason for the reversal is to improve the OS for keyboard and mouse users.

Wow, a touch interface does not work with a mouse and keyboard. Who saw that coming.

I expect photos of many people eating crow.

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by protomank on Fri 31st Jan 2014 01:00 UTC in reply to "I "
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I tend to disagree. I've worked in a project inside HP that did used touchscreen, and one request from start was that the user must be able to use the same gestures from touch with mouse, so the user was able to click and hold mouse button in the background and move the background (think on Android multiple screens) moving the mouse.
Now just try doing that on Metro. Didn't work, right? You need to use the scrollbar on button of the screen. This is so failed I can't express very well...

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