Here I am, July 1st. Still running Windows 8.1 Update 1. Yep, still running it and I haven’t at all thought about going back to Windows 7. I even bought a ModernUI app from the Windows Store! Very cool.
Now, there have been a few bugs that I have seen come up while using Windows 8.1 Update 1. It seems that when you close a ModernUI app the icon from it remains on the taskbar. It’s like the taskbar hasn’t been informed that the ModernUI app has closed. Could it be because of a weird interaction of Windows 8.1 Update 1 and ModernMIX? I don’t know. I have however did some testing.
Say I open a ModernUI app and force it to be full screen (bypassing ModernMIX) and then pull up the Windows Task Manager and then manually kill off the ModernUI app’s task, the icon for that task stays in the taskbar as if the app is still running. I have no idea why. I’m thinking that it may be an actual bug in Windows that Microsoft needs to know about and fix.
I have gotten over not being able to use WindowBlinds and the look of the UI doesn’t even matter to me anymore. I have gotten used to it.
As I stated in Part 1 of this blog post, now that I have actually taken the time to actually use Windows 8.1 and customize it what I need it be (more of a desktop OS than it was out of the box) I can’t see why I hated it so much. I look forward to the future Windows 9 and will probably be in line to buy a license of it when it becomes available to consumers.
I did test on a Windows 8.1 Update 1 virtual machine installation. I have two installations of Windows 8.1 Update 1; one in a virtual machine and one running on bare metal running on the same hardware. The virtual machine version doesn’t have ModernMIX installed in it. I opened up the Weatherbug ModernUI app, minimized it, loaded the Windows Task Manager window and selected the app instance and pressed End Task. The icon stays on the taskbar. Yep, it’s a bug in Windows and Microsoft needs to know about this. If anyone has a way to contact someone at Microsoft to report this bug, please send that info to me so I can report this bug.