The My Music section of XBOX Music on Windows 8.0

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Music app tile on the Windows 8 Start screen. Live tile is off.

There’s an interesting command I discovered several weeks ago that exposed an even more interesting and previously unused feature of the [XBOX] Music app on Windows 8. In this post, all the screenshots were taken either with the print screen key [Prt Scn] or the Start + S combo [OneNote required] to get those tight lasso shots like this next photo below.


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There’s this little hyphen icon in the lower right portion of the screen in the Music app:

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Mouse pointer needs to be moved to this portion of the screen to activate and display
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The my music section of the Music app on Windows 8.0
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Arranged by Genre
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Date added is default
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The arranged by drop down box in-line with the little carrot pointing downward

This is the easiest, best way to get that same record store style experience. Especially with the new touch devices. Even on a non-touch PC like my Dell it’s a nice feature. In some cases, preferable to the built-in search that you get in all metro or modern apps in Windows 8. You just type and the search kicks in. When finished typing you just hit enter. You also get that same integrated search functionality from the Start screen and you can choose which app to use to search from. For example, the Bing app.

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Bing app in Windows 8

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Windows 8.1 will upgrade Internet Explorer to 11

India Times
At a Glance: Changes Coming with Windows 8.1 | PC & Laptop | www.indiatimes.com

Caught this in a Bing search for Windows 8.1:

“_ Internet Explorer 11, the next generation of Microsoft’s Web browser, will come with Windows 8.1.”

For more information, check out the following Microsoft blog post.

Blogging Windows
Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

Odd message in XBOX Music app

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Had the filter in my Music app set to A-Z by song. But when set it back to by last downloaded it showed the message below:

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Clicked on Match my music

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Didn’t get any confirmation. The message went away, on the same machine, after a few minutes. Found this link in my screenshots of the issue in my offline screenshots.

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/music-and-video/music/what-is-xbox-music-cloud

App updates

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Was going to check for a YouTube app and found that I had 11 updates available.

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Click [tap] the Store tile from the Start Screen.

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Check for x Updates (e.g. 11 Updates) in the upper right in green letters.

Afterwards, when it installs [during the install] you see this in the upper right hand side of the Store app’s screen.

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