In Pictures: What’s new in Windows 8.1 Update

Changes to default settings, dubious new features -- if you expect something amazing to turn you on to Windows 8, you haven’t been following along

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Metro apps get title bars, taskbar Microsoft put a title bar at the top of every Metro app. Hover your mouse at the top of the screen, and the title bar appears, obscuring everything that sits along the top of the Metro screen.

Click on the icon at the left edge of the title bar and you can split the Metro app (put the app in half of a 50-50 Metro split screen), or you can minimize or close the app, just as you can with the icons on the right.

Hover your mouse at the bottom of any Metro app, and the taskbar appears. As shown in the preceding slide, the taskbar includes icons for each running Metro app.

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