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Windows 9 Technical Preview: Leaked Screenshots Show New Features

Glimpses of the next version of Windows operating system have been leaked out through few screenshots. It shows just how far Microsoft will go to win back desktop users. The images revealed by ComputerBase.de show that the new Start menu will be a combination of the old Windows 7-era Start menu aspects and Windows 8′s Metro Start screen.

Windows 9 Start Menu

Windows 9 Start Menu

Start Menu Windows 9

Windows 9 Start menu – with a lot of Metroification

In addition to the Start menu screenshots show the possibility to Modern UI applications like the Windows Store in windowed mode running on the desktop. Few new buttons are also added to the desktop taskbar. A search button is right next to the Start button (in Windows 8.1, there is a search in the Charms Bar).

Windows 9 Store

Windows 9 – Store in windowed mode

Windows 9 PC Settings

Windows 9 – Start Menu and PC Settings

A new feature ‘Virtual Desktop’ is being introduced in the new flavor of Windows that will let users switch between several sets of desktop and layouts like Ubuntu Linux’s longstanding ‘Workspaces’. On the right side of the taskbar, users can find new notifications buttons, that will likely show messages in a pop-up menu from Windows Store apps.

Windows 9 Desktops

Windows 9 – Virtual Desktop Button on the Taskbar

Windows 9 Virtual Desktop

Windows 9 – Add Virtual Desktop

Windows 9 seems more flatter than Windows 8. Desktop windows now have just a one-pixel border, and some two-dimensional icons have been reworked (check out Explorer icon on the Taskbar).

Windows 9 Flatter Jump List

Windows 9 – Flatter Jump List (Single Bordered)

Internet Explorer has not yet been updated in Windows 9. IE 11 will be pre-installed in new version of Windows.

Windows 9_Internet Explorer

Windows 9 – Internet Explorer 11

Source: computerbase.de

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