Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leaked: Metro Apps Running in Separate Windows

Microsoft has made a major change to the way Metro apps are running

By on February 3rd, 2014 13:55 GMT

Windows 9 is expected to bring Metro apps on the desktop, but until this new release comes out, Microsoft has made another important change by making these programs run in separate windows in Windows 8.1 Update 1.

A leaked copy of this OS update shows that Metro apps are indeed launched in separate windows, which basically means that desktop users can now control them easier by simply clicking the dedicated buttons to either close or minimize them.

At the same time, a title bar that shows up on hover is also being offered, and so are options to switch to snap view and run two different applications side by side.

The Metro app transition to the desktop is expected to be completed in Windows 9, but until then, Windows 8.1 Update 1 is expected to pave the road for this major change with its debut in March.

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Separate windows for Windows 8.1 Update 1 Metro apps
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