As far as the upcoming refresh of Windows 8 is concerned, we have many confirmed features and a whole bunch of unconfirmed ones that have been unearthed by the community via leaked builds.
But one thing we know for sure is that Windows Blue is going to bring back the Start Button — even though it will not launch the Start Menu as many would have hoped.
The Start Button in Windows 8.1 will actually take users to the Start Screen. Redmond is obviously pretty confident that people would have little use of another menu when they can replace it with a screen full of Live Tiles and whatnot.
And now we may have our first look at how the Start Button functions in Windows Blue in a new video.
You can watch this in the clip below. But please be warned that some viewer discretion is advised, as the video contains language that may offend. Other than that, it shows the Start Button in all its animated detail and how it takes users to the Start Screen.
As you can see in the video, the Start Button is always visible on the desktop and can be easily accessed by moving the mouse in the lower left corner. As expected, it disappears when entering the Metro user interface.
Microsoft will also reportedly provide users with a dedicated option to turn the Start Button off completely, in case they feel like doing so.