While we have known for quite some time that the ability to pin Metro apps to the taskbar is one of the more important features of Windows 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft appears to have gone the extra mile.
The company has prepared even more improvements in this aspect for users of its modern OS.
It is being reported that after deploying this update, Windows 8.1 displays multi-window previews on the taskbar for Metro apps. This is particularly handy for Metro apps that support more than one panels, as is the case with the Mail tool.
You can get a better idea of how this works in the image above.
These previews are very similar to those that are displayed for traditional desktop software programs, and this neat new addition ensures a smooth integration of Metro apps on the desktop when Microsoft gets around to it in Windows 9.
The next full version of Windows is said to come with the ability to run Metro apps right on the desktop, without first going to the Start Screen.
And it couldn’t be here sooner!