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Here are some things Microsoft needs to fix in Windows 8

The tech giant is updating its much-criticised Windows 8 software next month, here’s a few things we’re hoping to see.

IN JUNE, Microsoft will release its next big update to Windows 8 called Windows Blue. With this update, Microsoft will hopefully fix a lot of things that have annoyed people about Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system.

A lot is riding on this.

Windows 8 has been widely criticised as being too hard to learn. One report after another has shown that initial demand has not been good for new Windows 8 devices, including Microsoft’s own Surface tablets.

But Microsoft still has a chance to bounce back, just like it bounced back from the poorly recieved Vista version of Windows when it launched Windows 7.

To do that, it needs to fix a lot of important, and sometimes basic, things with Windows 8:

Here are some things Microsoft needs to fix in Windows 8
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  • A touch-friendly File Explorer

  • Adjustable Charm bar

  • Better gesture hints and training

  • Better gestures for switching between apps

  • Boot to desktop mode on laptops and regular desktop computers

  • Bring back the Start button

  • Improvements in Windows 8 apps

  • Make it easier to close apps

  • Make Windows tablets more affordable

  • More Windows 8 apps

  • One Internet Explorer, not two

  • Play nicely with third-party browsers

  • Put the date and time tile on the Start menu.

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