How to use the new Windows 8.1 Update toolbar

Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8 is back, thanks to an update that introduces a new concept of using this system. Among all the news that Windows 8.1 Update brings , surely the most important change is in the use of the toolbar. Until now, this feature was reduced to the desktop environment of this system, but now it will appear in any system application that we open by simply dragging the mouse to the bottom. We tell you how to use this bar and all the possibilities it opens up in the latest version of Windows 8.1 Update.

The new toolbar is intended to improve the Windows 8 user experience when used with the mouse. And is that, for now, this tool only appears when we drag the mouse to the bottom of the screen in any application of this system (not only within the desktop). In the case of using the touch functionality, we will continue to see the contextual menu of each app . The basic functionality of this toolbar will be to function as the nerve center of Windows 8 and a key element to unite the desktop with the rest of the system.

Windows 8.1 Update

When the user opens a certain application, such as contacts or the Windows 8 calendar , we will automatically have an icon on the taskbar, so that switching between different applications will be as simple as dragging the mouse to the bottom of the screen and then click on the corresponding icon. Also, if we want to close one of these apps without having to open the application first, just press the right mouse button on the icon and then choose the option "Close window".

Another option available is to pin this application to the taskbar by right-clicking on the app icon and then on "Pin this program to the taskbar . " This will allow us to have a direct access always available to our favorite applications. The great novelty is that they will not only be desktop programs, but we will be able to quickly access any Windows 8 application . Microsoft has also introduced by default an icon with direct access to the application store of this system. We can remove the icon from this store or from any app at any time through the option "Unpin this program from the taskbar" that appears when we click on the right button of the icon.

To manage the programs that are included in the taskbar, it is not necessary to open them first. Users can access the list of Windows 8 applications through the main interface (by clicking on the button with the down arrow at the bottom left of the screen) and then clicking with the right mouse button on the icon of the desired program and choosing the option "Pin to taskbar" . Without a doubt, it is a really useful tool for users who operate Windows 8 through the mouse. If you have problems, you can follow the link to the article that explains how to download and install Windows 8.1 Update .