Two Touch KeyboardsGreat, you now don’t have to be a typing wizard to work with all those virtual keypads – Windows 8 provides two virtual keypads. One is the regular keyboard – but new, improved. However, just in case the rest of your fingers are not agile enough, you can now twiddle your thumbs on Windows 8’s new “thumbs” keypad. The keypads provide spelling suggestions as you type, along with a regular spell checker feature. What’s more, the keyboards automatically switch to the language you’ve set for Windows itself, although this means you’ll have to operate only that particular language for all apps. That could be a little cramping – if it means that once you set English as the Windows system language, you’ll have to change Windows settings once again to be able to send out an email in another language, and then change all over once again to go back to English.
Double Monitor Support
Now, if you’re into gaming or graphics and really need more than one monitor, this one’s a winner. In Windows 8, you can stretch your taskbar and wallpaper across two PCs without having to access any special apps. You can also switch between the monitors by simply tapping on the monitor, making either one primary and the other, secondary. It’s still not really clear if true multiple monitor support – as in more than two monitors – is available.
Multitasking in a Snap
Multitasking in a Windows Phone is not the same as in, well, a PC or a laptop. All it says is, you can now run two apps simultaneously in Windows 8, and use Snap Multitasking to customize their look, although you cannot see both running apps at the same time. Switching between the two apps is easy: just swipe from the left side of the screen. But all that may be unnecessary, as information from the apps is anyways displayed without you having to actually run the apps.
As you can see, the new features and their design in Windows 8 are really new, but the functionality is quite similar to previous editions. But still, you’ll be that much more comfortable with Windows 8, now that you are conversant with the top 10 newfeatures of Windows 8!