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    Default Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    Windows 8 development is in full swing as new builds are being released regularly for Microsoft‘s esteemed OEM partners. A series of new features are being implemented, screenshots of which have been ‘leaked’ over the last few weeks. As of now, the leaked builds have demonstrated the Metro UI (codename ‘Immersive’) welcome screen, Explorer Ribbon, an improved task manager, auto Aero colorization and History Vault. Let’s see them in detail.

    Windows 8 Metro UI Welcome screen - Windows 8: New Features Highlights
    The Metro UI Welcome screen / Ribbon UI for Windows Explorer


    Rafael Rivera of WithinWindows leaked a screenshot of the new Metro styled Welcome screen seen in the latest Windows 8 builds. The build also shows that Microsoft is currently experimenting with the Windows Explorer with the addition of the Ribbon UI.

    Windows 8 Ribbon UI Explorer - Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    Windows 8 Ribbon UI Explorer 2 - Windows 8: New Features Highlights


    The orange dots are placeholders, obviously. New icons will replace them after a complete UI make-over. Microsoft is in the process of replacing the menus and toolbar with the Ribbon UI as they’ve done so in Office. This will help accessing items rather quickly but at the risk of Explorer look a bit more cluttered. In the 2nd screenshot, do notice the ‘Dynamic Ribbon’ that pops up when files are selected or Libraries are viewed. The Ribbon UI will be customizable and can be hidden.


    Modern Task Manager:
    Windows 8 Advanced Task Manager - Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    Windows 8 Advanced Task Manager 2 - Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    Recent builds also include a brand new Task Manager. It looks like it’s going to have a lot more features, which forever was a need. The Modern Windows Task Manager will provide even more information on currently running applications, services, processes and resources than it currently does. The UI uses different colors and decent-looking graphs to indicate CPU consumption, memory usage, etc. Even more so, the new process list (2nd screenshot) will be touch-friendly, strongly indicating that many other features in Windows 8 will be touch friendly as well. These images were leaked by Mydigitallife forum users.


    Automatic AERO colorization:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Windows could automatically change a window’s aero-border color to match your wallpaper? Well, this is the new customization feature that Microsoft is planning to implement in Windows 8. In the recent builds, the automatic color selection has been added in the Window Color and Appearance section.


    Windows 8 Automatic Aero - Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    Windows 8 Automatic Aero Demo 1 - Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    Windows 8 Automatic Aero Demo 2 - Windows 8: New Features Highlights


    This nifty control automatically identifies the dominating color in the wallpaper and sets the Aero border accordingly. Rafael Rivera demonstrated this feature.


    History Vault:
    Apple users will probably call this a blatant copy of ‘Time Machine’ but I don’t think Microsoft cares about that. It follows the tradition of coming late to the party and winning it. Reports are coming in that Microsoft is developing an advanced back up utility called ‘History Vault’. This utility will help users backup important data automatically and restore individual files to a specific time.


    Windows 8 History Vault - Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    History Vault will reportedly use Windows’ Shadow Copies function. In short, the History Vault will be a super-set of Back Up utility, System Restore and Shadow Copy along with some enhancements and better GUI.

    Needless to say that the user interfaces will improve over time and will be different from those shown in the screenshots above.
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    Default Re: Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    ahaaan nice features
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    Default Re: Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    hmm waiting anxiously for its arrival
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    Default Re: Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    abhi tou late hoti ja rahi hai.
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    Default Re: Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    hmm wohi tou , lets see kb atti hai
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    Default Re: Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    nice info, thx for sharing

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    Default Re: Windows 8: New Features Highlights

    hm nice shukar hai task manager tu badle ga

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    nyc sharing wid nyw featrs... kuch to new hoga is mei.
    info ka boht shukrya.


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