Windows 8 came out with an entirely new user interface. However, many users were confused with the sudden change in the appearance of the operating system. Even Microsoft knows about it pretty well and that is the reason why CMO Tami Reller recently revealed that a free update called the Windows Blue is on the way. The official name for the update is Windows 8.1
There are several things Microsoft needs to fix in Windows 8. We have listed down some issues that need to be fixed. Hopefully, Windows 8.1 update that is going to happen in the coming summer fixes most of these issues.
Desktop Mode Missing
The operating system should be able to detect whether the device is a tablet or a regular desktop/laptop. If the device is regular desktop/laptop, it should boot a desktop screen like the one present on Windows 7.
Start Menu Missing
The good old Start Menu was an exclusive feature from Windows. People are accustomed to use it to access and search desired programs. With the start menu missing, users have to spend time learning on how to access the desired programs new way.
Switching Between Apps
Currently it is not easy to find multiple apps that you have kept open. It requires you to swipe through each app or access a list of open windows every time you want to switch between launched apps. We hope that the Windows 8.1 update will allow users to open and access up to four windows easily.
Internet Explorer Issue
There are two versions on Internet Explorer onboard namely the Windows 8 side and the desktop side. The two versions are not connected to each other. If you open a tab on one, the same cannot be seen in the other browser. If you happen to mark certain site as bookmark in one, it won’t reflect as bookmark in the other.
Difficult to Close Apps
Microsoft claims that there is no need to close apps in Windows 8. The opened apps don’t consume resources and the OS automatically shuts them down eventually. That’s good. However, we felt that having a good old ‘x’ symbol to close apps would be better.