Windows 8.1 (Blue) will support more Start screen tile sizes and personalization options, says...

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Windows 8.1 (Blue) will support more Start screen tile sizes and personalization options, says Microsoft (MSFT) exec Antoine Leblond in a blog post. Leblond adds 8.1 will provide a unified, media-rich, search view that combines local and Bing results (unlike Win. 7, Win. 8 currently splits up results into multiple pages). Other improvements include better settings controls, easier mouse/keyboard navigation (a major complaint for some Win. 8 adopters), and a slew of app updates. But the old Start menu, still beloved by many Windows users, isn't coming back. (previous)