Windows 8 Tour: Lock, Login, And Start Menu - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
4/4/2012
02:29 PM
50%
50%

Windows 8 Tour: Lock, Login, And Start Menu

Check out Windows 8's new lock, login, and Start screens in this mini-tour.

There's a lot to like about Windows 8--and a lot that will make you scratch your head. I hit the highlights in BYTE's Windows 8 Consumer Preview review, but the new operating system is too big to cover in one review. This time let's drill down a bit and take a closer look at Windows 8's lock, login, and Start Menu screens. Each are completely redesigned. They also make a large contribution to Windows 8's new Metro user interface.

Lock and login screens

The lock screen is completely new. The icons at the bottom of the screen, in the Metro apps notification area, change as system events trigger notifications, in real time.

 

The login screen has been redesigned, too. The first time you log in, you enter your Windows 8 user account password. After that, you will log into your Windows Live Account. Windows 8 uses Live Account to sync your key account attributes--settings, favorites, etc.--so that any Windows 8 computer you log into will have the same look and feel.


 

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Previous
1 of 2
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

Slideshows
10 Things Your Artificial Intelligence Initiative Needs to Succeed
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/20/2021
News
Tech Spending Climbs as Digital Business Initiatives Grow
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  4/22/2021
Commentary
Optimizing the CIO and CFO Relationship
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett,  4/13/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Slideshows
Flash Poll