Oh, Cortana! Looks like Windows 10 19H1 will come with a major change on the desktop, where the voice assistant will no longer be part of the search experience. To the delight of many, to the dismay of many. The next major version of the operating system is to come with many notable changes, one of which is right on...

Microsoft has a good thing going with Fluent Design, the visual overhaul of the Windows 10 operating system. It improves the OS both in terms of looks and usability. But things have progressed at a very slow pace, with many a user expecting rapid changes to the UI. On the flipside, this has meant that skilled...

Here’s an unexpected surprise! Microsoft started shipping the newest refresh of its latest operating system, in the form of Windows 8.1 August Update, but it appears a bug slipped in. Nothing that nasty, but this bug simply makes the taskbar persistent across all apps — in the process disabling its default behavior...

As a certain cartoon character likes to say, shiver me timbers, blow me down! Microsoft, it seems, is going all out in order to give the Metro UI another big push for success. This latest screenshot from a fairly reliable source reveals that Metro apps can not only be launched from the desktop, they can actually be...

OK some very interesting leaks about the next update to Windows 8.1. Apparently, it seems that right clicking on the tiles will have some interesting new functionality. Added to the new update, Microsoft have added the ability to take a tile and send it to the taskbar. This is consistent with earlier leaked...

Ah, the Windows taskbar, the unchanged phenomenon of Microsoft’s flagship operating system! Things may have come and gone over the years (and in the case of the Start Menu, returning), but the taskbar has stayed steady through it all. Now, however, Redmond is paying some due attention to the taskbar. The screenshots...

Microsoft today (in their Windows 8 development blog), described the thinking around changes being made to the Start Menu. It’s a good read and I advise everyone to check it out. I have to say that in the blog post, Steven Sinofsky (I assume it’s him) or Chaitanya Sareen, the stated author makes a very profound...

This is interesting: On the right of the clock is a user icon that is associated with the used Windows account. Here’s whats interesting – clicking it reveals a menu that makes frequently used functions accessible.