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Windows 8 Closing Metro Apps Demonstrated; Windows 8 Charm Bar Images Leak

Yet another images of Windows 8 appeared on the internet, leaked images of Build 8158 and 816x shows off the new “Charm Bar.” Note, new features such as mouse support and transparency are to be included.

PCBeta who has leaked new images of the Charm Bar within recent builds of Windows 8 – first, shows images of the Charm Bar in build 8158.

The image doesn’t show much, but apparently the charm bar can be access with a mouse now, accessing the bar can be done by moving your cursor to the bottom-right of the screen.

Windows 8 Charm Bar photo 1

This image shows the colour change on the Charm Bar.

Windows 8 Charm Bar 2

The Windows Store is also appeared in this build.

Windows 8 Charm Bar Photo 3

Second, the leaked image of build 816X, shows transparency of the Charm Bar on the desktop.

Windows 8 charm Bar Photo 4

In other Windows 8, WinUnleaked.tk, released a new video demonstrating the closing of Metro applications within Windows 8. Currently in the Windows Developer Preview, you can only suspend an app from the Metro UI, and cann’t close it without entering the task manager and ending the process. With the latest builds of Windows 8, Microsoft are out to change that and make closing applications easier for the end user.

And, Win8china is reporting to have grabbed a screenshot of a new Windows 8 build that shows a “PC Settings” folder in the Metro user interface.

“This new “PC Settings” section is in fact a replacement for the familiar “Control Panel” folder that has been a fixture of previous Windows operating systems. The site also claims that the new PC Settings section has “lots of added functions”. Unfortunately, the site declined to state exactly what these extra features are in this new build.”

Windows 8 Metro UI: PC Settings

Windows 8 Metro UI: PC Settings Photo 2

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