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By Costea Lestoc. Published on Oct 29, 2014. 0
Microsoft took everyone by surprise when it decided to come out with Windows 10. That was definitely a move no one saw coming, but one many agree that was welcomed since most Windows users were still reluctant of the Windows 8 navigation system and the overall experience Microsoft’s latest endeavor was offering. Windows 10 promises to be a combination between the new and the old, as Microsoft is trying to satisfy everyone with this one. With Windows 10, Microsoft seems to be accepting the fact that there are a lot of users that just don’t feel Microsoft’s tablet-like interface for PC computers. Nevertheless, here is a comparison between Windows 8 and the latest technical preview of Windows 10 which will drop sometime next year.
The Start Menu
The Start Menu on Windows 8 offered large Live Tiles that gave users a quick access route to their favorite apps and also see notifications displayed here, making the whole Start Screen very interactive. The tiles are easy to click and can be customized and organized according to the user’s preferences. However, that didn’t appeal to the masses which didn’t like seeing a UI you would rather see on a tablet or another touch screen device on their PCs. In Windows 10, there will be a combination of the Start Screen and the Start Menu which can be seen in older version of the OS such as Windows 7. The standard format of the Stat Menu will be respected, but it will also include Live Tiles which were the main focus on the Start Screen. The Start Menu grows according to the number of tiles you add.
The Home Screen which will be featured in Windows 10 is a location where you can find all you need practically, as it is a gateway to all the frequent places you like to visit on your hard drive as well as your recently opened files and such, so it makes it very easy for you to get to a specific file you want very quick and easy and you don’t need to waste time searching through folders.
The Charms Bar on Windows 8 was a very good idea as intended. It basically gave you a quick shortcut to a mini screen from where you could handle a lot of your business such as connect printers, search the whole PC and even the internet for something you need, or tend to other settings and such. To bring this up, you has to put your finger or mouse, depending on your input, on the very edge of the display and swipe downwards. This became annoying for many as people would accidentally trigger this little perk. In Windows 10, it seems like we’ll be getting the same Charms, but with a dedicated button added on-screen, so it won’t be accessed by mistake anymore.
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