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The Best New Windows 8.1 Features in 8 GIFs

Windows 8.1 just got an update. It's rolling out automatically starting today, but you can also grab it in the Windows Store. The changes are mostly tiny but also great. In fact they're so small and intuitive that you might even miss a few, so we've wrangled our favorites into this series of handy GIFs.

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You get the desktop-style menu when you right click a live tile

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Metro apps have title bars now

The taskbar shows up in Metro apps

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Hot-corner previews now have a sliiiight delay

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Metro apps can be pinned to the taskbar and stack like normal windows

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There's a search button on the start menu

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And a power button on the start menu

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AdmiralAkbar
AdmiralAkbar

I just started using a Win 8 laptop at work and this update looks like it addresses almost everything I hate about it.