Leaked Windows 9 Screenshots Show Metro Apps On Desktop And Start Menu
Ryan Martin / 2 years ago
A couple of images of a Windows build have emerged online confirming a few of the new features Windows 9 “Threshold”. The two screenshots are quoted by the source as being for the upcoming Windows 9 Threshold operating system. The about Windows section still details it as Windows 8.1 Pro but this is expected to persist until Microsoft actually decides what it wants to name the Windows Threshold project, although most people are already assuming Windows 9. The first leaked image confirms that metro apps will be able to run on the Windows desktop within a traditional window. This is something we heard over three weeks ago when we learnt of an overhaul of Windows 9 for desktop users.
The second image reveals the illusive start menu. As we can see it features a similar tiled interface as the Metro UI but it still has a list of programs and the shut down/power options like we would see on the Windows 7 start menu most people are familiar with.
If these two images both turn out to be true then we could see very happy Windows fans next year. Having a proper start menu and being allowed to remain within the desktop environment is something desktop users have been adamantly calling for, especially when most desktop PCs are not touch-enabled to take full advantage of the Metro UI.
What are your thoughts on the look of these alleged Windows 9 screenshots?
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