So this falls under the “alleged” category. This weekend, screen shots from an “alleged” copy of Windows 8 pre-beta leaked all over the interwebs.

The pictures come from the website winunleaked and they appear to show advanced customization features. It appears that Microsoft will allow users to pick a custom background color for the Start Screen.

There is also a color slider (see below) that provides a number of different color for the Start Screen.

They are also asserting that you can use a registry change to change the color.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAccent]

« ColorSet »=dword:00000000

Change value to 1, 2, 3 … to use another color set.

The other leaked screenshot shows Start Page application summary view.

windows 8  summary view

windows 8 summary view

This view allows Windows 8 users to group applications and live tiles into groups.

The image shows IM, Office and Multimedia groups for applications. This is similar to the IOS folder model a little bit.

These changes aren’t confirmed but stay tuned for more Windows 8 news and updates.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • http://maximilianps.blogspot.com Massimiliano Uguccioni

    they should find a way to install Window8 on Android mobiles, … that will be a way to Win 🙂 dows

    • Harley

      Yes! I agree. I would LOVE to be able to install Winsows 8 on my Asus Eee Pad Transformer. 😀

      • Penta2100

        I guess you could enter it as a mass storage device?

  • http://www.metaksan.com Cable trays

    I like Windows 7. Generally, if one version of windows is good, then the next is not, vice versa. 

    But this time, I am pretty sure that Windows 8 will be very good! 

    Lets wait and see… 

  • http://www.omnitechsupport.com/technical-support.php Tech Support Company

    Wow it looks so different. I saw this running on a friends computer at work… it doesn’t seem to be as intuitive as they say it would be…. Very confusing in my opinion I don’t really understand what they are thinking.