Windows 8 Consumer Preview Demo


You may have heard the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was launched last week, along with a new set of capabilities like customisable live tiles, roaming profiles and preferences. If you’ve not yet downloaded it and had a play around then this demo from Jensen Harris, Director of Program Management for Windows User Experience gives a good overview of some of the key features and might just persuade you to take a look for yourself… for example:

  • swiping down from the top of an app closes the app
  • in IE10, swiping backwards takes you back page by page (rather than swiping between apps)
  • with a mouse clicking in the top left rotates you through running apps

It’s well worth 8 minutes of your time.

Published by Sara Allison

Sara is the editor of Ubelly - when not heads down scouring Ubelly articles for typos (and not always catching them), she's scouting for new writing talent. Give her a shout @SaraAllison if you've got something to say about development/design and want to be heard.

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