Windows 8.1 Update 1 still has the Power User Menu, but what about the mini-Start menu?
Another screenshot of Windows 8.1 Update 1 (also known as the Spring 2014 Update for Windows 8.1) has surfaced on the internet, along with a batch of other screenshots a few days ago. In this screenshot, we see absolutely nothing new, but the screenshot does showcase the ‘power user menu’ we are now accustomed to thanks to the lack of a Start menu.
As you can see from the screenshot above, right clicking the Start button still brings up the power user menu, which offers quick access to common Windows tasks. This feature was introduced to Windows 8 and improved upon in Windows 8.1. You can even access this menu by hitting the Win key + X on your keyboard. However, the question on everyone’s mind – will we see the mini-Start menu in this Spring 2014 update?
We have yet to see any leaked information regarding the appearance of a mini-Start in this particular update, nor has Microsoft confirmed that a ‘mini-Start’ feature will appear. In fact, it makes more sense for this feature to appear in Windows 9, which Microsoft is set to release in April of 2015. If this feature did exist in the Spring 2014 update, we would have likely seen a leaked screenshot showing it off by now.
This ‘Spring 2014 update’ was rumored to be leaked sometime after today, so stay tuned.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8.1