Review Category : windows 9

Windows 8.1 already supports displays with resolution up to 4K and the scaling is adjusted based on the resolution. Today, PCPortal revealed that Microsoft has now added support for displays up to 8K resolution and offers better DPI scaling, they discovered it in the leaked Windows 9 build 9832. The above images shows various sizes of system icons that will be used based on the screen resolution and the below image shows how scaling with work based on the DPI of the display. Recently, Dell announced the new Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor, the world’s first display with Ultra HD 5K resolution (5120 x 2880). Ultra HD 5K is equivalent to four times the resolution of QHD and seven times the resolution of Full HD. This upcoming Windows 9 improvement would be a welcome change for customers who buy this Dell’s new display. Read more about Dell’s display here. Source: PCportal via: Neowin ...

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  As we are nearing the release of Windows 9 Technical Preview, more details about the upcoming Windows release is getting everyday. Here is an another tidbit about the new Start Menu that will be in the Windows Technical Preview. Your Start Menu color will change according to the theme you have selected on your device. If you have selected a purple theme with purple background, then the Start Menu will become purple color. This is a small thing, but it offer a personalized experience for millions of Windows 9 users. What do you think of this new feature? Source: PCportal.org.ru via: Neowin ...

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After months of rumors and reports, last week an internal build of upcoming Windows 9 build named ‘Windows Technical Preview’ with build number 9834 got leaked on the web. The leaked screenshots revealed number of upcoming features in Windows 9 like new Start Menu, updated desktop UI look and more. Today, another Windows 9 build  9821 was leaked on the web. As you can notice from the build number, this newly leaked build seems to be older than the previously leaked build 9834. So, it doesn’t reveal anything new about Windows 9. However, you can notice the new Start Menu, updated explorer icons, virtual desktops switcher icon, etc, in the above screenshot. Microsoft is going to talk about Windows 9 on a press event scheduled for Sep 30th in the US. Read all about previous Windows 9 leaks including video demos of new features here.   Source: Winclub.pl via: Neowin ...

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In the leaked Windows 9 screenshots, we noticed that build 9834 still has the old Internet Explorer 11 in it. Recently, Neowin reported that Microsoft has all new design for Internet Explorer 12 and it looks a lot like Chrome and Firefox. The main change is that URL bar will now appear below the tab bar, currently URL bar and the tabs bar are on the same line in IE11. Another main improvement comes in the area of extensibility as Microsoft has added support for extensions in Internet Explorer 12. Today, Mary Jo Foley reported some more tidbits about the upcoming IE12. First of all, IE12 is codenamed ‘Spartan’ and it was also spotted with the same name in leaked Windows 9 build. Check the app ‘zSpartan’ below video in the new Start Menu. Bing app linking and task completion team has also mentioned Spartan in their recent job listing. “The emergence ...

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As reported earlier, Cortana digital assistant app was spotted in the leaked Windows 9 Technical Preview Build 9834. In its current form, it’s a simple app that includes features like Remind Me. Remind Me feature allows you to set reminders based on different data and it works similar to Windows Phone version of Cortana. You can set reminders when you are in contact with certain people, or when you arrive at certain place, etc,. Even though many of the features are not currently working in the leaked build, many references to upcoming features were spotted in the system files. Registry entries and system files related to Cortana Notebook feature was also spotted. Read about Cortana Notebook feature below, Cortana has a handy place on Windows Phone to store and tweak things that you tell her about yourself. It’s called Cortana’s Notebook, and it’s where she keeps track of what you ...

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Following the screenshots leak, a new video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. The video revealed how the new Start Menu will work, how you can pin/unpin apps from it, how to launch modern apps from it and more. It also revealed that via Start Menu and Task bar properties menu, you can choose whether to use the new Start Menu or the regular Windows 8Start Screen. Another video which you can see above got leaked today. It shows that the new Start Menu is fully customizable to your needs. You can even unpin all the Live Tiles from it and it will turn into a old school Start Menu which you are used to from Windows XP. You will also have recent documents, etc, if it is applicable to the particular app. Again, if you pin a modern app, it will automatically expand. What do you think ...

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Following the screenshots leak earlier today, now a video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. This video shows how the new Start Menu will work, how you can pin/unpin apps from it, how to launch modern apps from it and more. It also shows the Start Menu and Task bar properties menu where you can choose whether to use the new Start Menu or the regular Start screen. It also shows how a modern app opens in a windowed mode and you can minimize/maximize it like any other classic Windows apps. Are you looking forward to the release of Windows 9 Preview later this year?   ...

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Last month, Neowin reported that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise late this month. This report was in line with last week’s report from The Verge that Microsoft is planning to preview Windows 9 in a press event on September 30th. This Windows 9 tech preview will receive subsequent monthly updates and it will be installed on the users automatically. Windows 9 is expected to include no.of major changes for keyboard/mouse users and it is also likely to include new consumer facing features such as Cortana integration apart from revamped Modern UI experience. Today, Neowin revealed that Windows 9 also includes the much awaited notification center. Currently, Windows 8.1 users have no central location where they can see the list of notifications. In the internal builds, notification centers seems to be accessible from the system tray and it does not take the full screen as we have seen ...

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As we near the launch of Windows 8 Technical Preview, more details about it is getting leaked online everyday. Today, WZor posted few information on Twitter regarding Windows 9. Find the summary below, Metro UI won’t be enabled by default in Enterprise and Server versions. Special build of Windows 9 Enterprise Technical Preview is compiled already, OEM test builds of Windows 9 Pro won’t be available for public. Test build of Windows 9 RT for ARM processors is compiled too, but it can be tested only on Surface 3. Microsoft is planning to attract more users to Windows 9 by offering great deals for Windows 7 users. Those who bought Windows 8 Retail versions or bought a machine with it, will receive special offer, worth about 20$. Windows 9 will support 3D on UHD TV. New feature: backup and restore system image from cloud. Microsoft is developing ability to virtualize backups ...

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Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise late next month. This report is in line with last week’s report from The Verge that Microsoft is planning to preview Windows 9 in a press event on September 30th. Last week, ZDNet reported that Microsoft is planning to deliver a “technology preview” of its upcoming major Windows release codenamed “Threshold” by late September or early October. This Windows 9 tech preview will receive subsequent monthly updates and it will be installed on the users automatically. Windows 9 is expected to include no.of major changes for keyboard/mouse users and it is also likely to include new consumer facing features such as Cortana integration apart from revamped Modern UI experience. Neowin reported some more information regarding how Charms bar works in the upcoming Windows release. Here is the summary of the report from Neowin, •Charms bar will ...

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Today, ZDNet reported that Microsoft is planning to deliver a “technology preview” of its upcoming major Windows release codenamed “Threshold” by late September or early October. Windows Threshold is likely to be marketed as Windows 9 will be released as a public preview for anyone who are interested by end of this year. This Windows 9 tech preview will receive subsequent monthly updates and it will be installed on the users automatically. Windows 9 is expected to include no.of major changes for keyboard/mouse users and it is also likely to include new consumer facing features such as Cortana integration. Neowin reported some more information regarding change to how Charms bar works in the upcoming Windows release. Here is the summary of the report from Neowin, Charms bar will work differently for Desktop and Modern environment users. Charms bar won’t exist in the current form for desktop users where they are required to ...

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Today, Recode published a poster that was reportedly circulated among Microsoft Windows team employees. This poster describes about the vision Microsoft has for its upcoming Windows 9/Threshold release. It says that the world doesn’t need another operating system, instead it needs a deeply personal, universally human way of operating and deliver things that they can’t even imagine. They acknowledge that getting thee won’t be easy, but that’s why they are at Microsoft. I like the last tag line, “Because the world needs Windows.” We already know that Microsoft is integrating Cortana inside the next version of Windows and that will make it deeply personal for its users. What’s your expectation on Windows 9? Source: Recode ...

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Yesterday, we reported about the virtual desktops feature coming in Windows 9 codenamed Threshold. Today, Neowin reported some more information regarding change to how Charms bar works in the upcoming Windows release. Here is the summary of the report from Neowin, Charms bar will work differently for Desktop and Modern environment users. Charms bar won’t exist in the current form for desktop users where they are required to move the mouse to right edge of the screen for the menu to appear. Charms bar might become app centric where it might appear within the windowed Modern apps for desktop users. Modern apps will be opened in windowed mode from desktop and this will allow Microsoft to remove the charms bar on the right. Read more about it from the link below. Source: Neowin ...

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MyDigitalLife has managed to get some new screen shots of build 9788 of the next version Windows. Unlike the last screen shot, which did not reveal anything new, this one sports the new start menu, expected to show up at some point in Windows, either as an update or in Threshold. The start menu is a cross between the Windows 7 start menu, with the very familiar and useful search bar, and also the tile interface of Windows 8. While Neowin notes that their sources have declared the leaked screen shots as authentic-looking, they could not verify the start menu as being the real and final implementation. Given the rate of leaks however it seems it will not be long before the whole OS is widely leaked and we can all play with it if we wish. ...

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We all know that Microsoft is planning for a major Windows update in 2015 codenamed ‘Threshold’. Last week, Windows 9/Windows Threshold build 6.4.9788 was spotted in the Windows Store logs. This revealed us that Microsoft has already started testing Windows 9 in some form to run Window Store apps. Today, a screenshot of the build 9788 was leaked online which hints us that this Windows Build is already in the hands of the general public. Soon, we will know concrete info about whether this is a Windows 9 or Windows 8.1 Update 2 build. We reported about a rumor last month in which there is a possibility that Microsoft might offer a special edition Windows targeted towards enterprise that will allow users to disable Start screen completely. Also, depending upon the device in which Windows is installed, the Start screen/Start menu option will vary. For example, desktop users can completely avoid ...

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