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8.1 KB2919355 update
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dandl
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April 10, 2014 - 11:02 pm
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What did this almost 800MB update do for my computer? Except put a link to my power button by my account picture.

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April 11, 2014 - 2:31 am
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Yes, I agree. It's an awful lot of megabytes for seemingly little change. I think a lot of the update is relevant to smaller devices with touch screens and not so much for desktops.

The update also includes compatibility changes to support a wider range of hardware which wouldn't have any visible effect.

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April 11, 2014 - 8:42 am
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After playing a little, I found the biggest and best change is to be able to deactivate the hot corners and navigate with the start button back to the start page. I use very few apps but I can pin the ones I use to my taskbar, it is at least a step to make the desktop computer more compatible with windows 8. I believe the update had to be installed to be able to receive other updates for 8.1. At 756MB it was like a SP than a regular update, I can see why some computers had troubles downloading and installing the update. Daniel.

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April 11, 2014 - 9:24 am
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I actually like the hot corner menus, especially the Win-X menu. I think having the taskbar available in both environments is a nice touch, saves the odd click click here and there. I also like the addition of a title bar for open apps, the previous method for closing apps was a tad clumsy.

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April 11, 2014 - 9:45 am
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Jim, what is the Win-X menu? Is that the menu bar when you right click on the start button? Haven't found the title bar yet. Daniel.

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April 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
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Yep, that's the one Daniel. Also referred to as the Win-X menu because that is the key combination required to bring it up via the keyboard... Windows key plus the X key.

The title bar is displayed whenever you move the mouse cursor around the top of an open app.

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Never get to old to learn. I use Win+D and Win+C keys now I can use the Win+X keys. Thanks for the tip. Daniel.

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