Rich presentation taskbar buttons is nothing new, we have seen them from days of Windows XP. Windows Media Player, Windows Search, etc, has more than just buttons in the task bar. In Windows 7, Microsoft made it default to display only the icons of the currently opened or pinned applications in task bar. Also, developers didn’t really take advantage of this concept which Microsoft envisioned. Microsoft considered these rich taskbar buttons as a way to improve multi-tasking. For example, you can play/pause audio in the app that is running in the background without switching to its windows. Microsoft has recently patented this idea and I doubt that Microsoft might be bringing back this feature to cater mouse/keyboard users. Overview: The present invention provides a system or method for displaying rich presentation taskbar buttons for a corresponding application. In one example, the rich presentation taskbar button may receive content from an ...

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Yesterday, we reported about a new rumor that Windows 9 is coming in October this year as opposed to the previous reports that claimed Windows 9 is coming only in April 2015. Windows 9 will include some major fixes to the Metro design language and also some improvements to better integrate desktop and metro apps. Today, WZor posted screenshots of early Windows 8.1 2014 Update builds. It revealed one noticeable feature that many were complaining about, you can now pin Windows Store apps to taskbar. If you are among the millions of people who spend most of the time on classic desktop screen and rely on couple of Metro apps, this is a great feature. As you can see in the screenshot below, Windows Store app is pinned to the taskbar. Windows 8.1 2014 Update leaked build no. is 6.3.9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237. via: WZOR ...

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