Microsoft Says Windows 8.1 Boot To Desktop Will Be Obsolete

/ 6 years ago

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Microsoft believes that the Windows 8.1 Boot To Desktop option will soon become obsolete for Windows 8(.1). On desktops and office PCs many users had very few uses for the Start Screen, while on Tablets and Notebooks with touchscreens – the Start Screen is very useful. Microsoft’s Randy Guthrie stated that as soon as desktop users see the true benefits of the Start Screen they will start using it and thus the boot to desktop option will become obsolete.

“I like the live tile notifications that appear on my favorite apps, so for the way that I use the computer now, it works better for me to launch to the Start Screen instead of the Desktop, even though I don’t have a touch screen in front of me…I am starting to think that the Windows UX designers may have been right all along, and that over time this option will end up being one of the most requested and least-used features in the new release.” Wrote Randy Guthrie.

On the other hand many Windows 8 users, especially those in desktop and office environments, find that the boot to desktop option is essentially to cutting out the “useless” Start Screen feature that was designed for touch devices. What are your thoughts on the Windows 8(.1) Start Screen?

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