Remember last week we reported about Microsoft s plans to include a dual-boot option on Windows Blue? In another move that will please the traditional Windows UI lovers, a report on TheVerge claims that the Redmond-based company is now said to be planning on bringing back the Start button to Windows Blue. Also Read - Microsoft details new features for Windows 8.1 updateAlso Read - Start button to make a comeback in Windows 8.1, leaked screenshot reveals
The returning Start button though won t open a Start Menu, but only act as a shortcut of sorts to the Start Screen. The button is also said to look like the Windows 8 logo similar to the one used in the Charm bar. Also Read - Windows Blue update officially renamed as Windows 8.1, to be available for free on Windows Store
To recap on what we know about Windows Blue, a set of leaked screenshots gave a glimpse into what we can expect on the new OS. Besides continuing with the Live Tiles feature, Blue gives users a number of customization options for its Start Menu and also boasts an updated side-by-side app view, which now allows up to four apps to be displayed and used together on the screen.
The settings menu too has been given a tweak so that the mobile OS users won t need to delve in the Windows Control Panel every time to make any changes. In addition to the above, as we reported earlier, Microsoft is also planning to add a dual-boot option for users who want to bypass the Start Screen and directly skip to the desktop mode.