The Start button has returned to the taskbar—tap or click to get to Start. If you prefer, you can now go straight to the desktop when you sign in. And use the same background for both your desktop and Start. Plus, see all your apps at a glance in the new all-apps view.
With Bing Smart Search you can search once and see everything—from the web, or the settings, files, and apps on your PC—and act on search results right away. Play a song, call a friend, open an app, or get to your favorite site. Just search and do.
Chat while gaming, shop while watching, or work while listening. Whether you’re on a PC or a tablet, you can always multitask. Depending on screen size, you can see up to four apps at once and you can switch between them easily.
In the redesigned Windows Store, you’ll discover apps built only for Windows 8.1, new community favorites, and personalized recommendations. This update also gives you some great new built-in apps like Reading List and Health & Fitness. And now you’ll be able to install your apps on all your tablets and PCs running Windows 8.1.
On your Start screen, there are more tile sizes, more color options, and animated backgrounds. On your lock screen, you can see a slide show of your favorite photos, and answer Skype calls, and take photos—all without unlocking your PC.
You’ll now see a power button on the upper-right corner of your Start screen so you can more quickly and easily shut down (some types of PCs don’t have this power button). You’ll also see a search button on the Start screen, next to the power button.
Save documents, photos, and other files to OneDrive automatically so you’ll have them anywhere—even on another device. And they’ll be safe if something happens to your PC.
Internet Explorer 11 has faster load times, a full-screen experience that includes side-by-side browsing of sites, and real-time info from favorite sites delivered to your Start screen.
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