New Windows 8.1 build addresses first-time user complaints

Microsoft is expected to finalize its Windows 8.1 update in the coming days, but a near-final build has leaked online offering a closer look at some of the improvements. The 9741 build, a test version of the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build that will be made available later this month, includes some intriguing changes around the usability of Windows 8.1 across touch and keyboard / mouse. Microsoft is changing the way its context menus work in Windows 8.1, and helping users discover how to use the OS.

Menus more like Windows Phone

In the latest leaked build there’s now a row of three dots that, like Windows Phone, bring up the application bar with additional settings and options in the Mail, People, Calendar, and other built-in…

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