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 gregthecanuck on Fri 31st Jan 2014 06:26 UTC in reply to "RE: I "
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Actually the mousewheel will do the horizontal scrolling for you as well.

Somehow my 80-year old father is navigating 8.1 just fine with a mouse. Go figure. He was recently updated from Windows XP.

Maybe my dad should give some of you lessons on how to navigate without touch.

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