[Did You Know] Ultimate List of Windows 8 Bugs and Goof-ups
When Windows Vista was under development and I was using testing builds of Vista, I found many bugs in the OS. I reported them to Microsoft and many of them were fixed in the next OS i.e. Windows 7.
When Microsoft started working on Windows 7, again I found some new bugs in Windows 7:
And now when Windows 8 has been released, there are very few bugs in the OS. In fact I have not found any new bug in Windows 8 but there are a few bugs which were present in Windows 7 and have not been fixed in Windows 8.
Today in this article, I'm going to list a few bugs which were present in previous Windows versions such as Windows 7, etc and are still present in the latest Windows 8 OS.
1. Windows 8 Explorer Titlebar Bug
That's a new bug found in Windows 8. This bug appears when you right-click on titlebar in a window and select an item such as restore, maximize, move, size, etc from the context menu. You select the item but the titlebar context menu remains on screen.
Check out following video to better understand the bug and to know the steps to recreate the bug:
Thanks to our reader "NZero" for sharing it...
2. Taskbar Context Menu Bug
This bug was first found in Windows 8 but after some time we noticed that its also present in Windows 7. This bug causes the Taskbar context menu to appear behind the Taskbar.
You can visit following topic to read the steps to recreate the bug:
Another similar bug:
3. Windows 8 Taskbar Bug
A funny bug which causes Windows 8 to show Windows XP style old balloon popups in Taskbar.
4. Task Manager Maximize Option Bug
This bug was present in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and can also be recreated in Windows 8. This bug can maximize anything which is showing in Task Manager whether its a window or a dialog box. Generally you can't maximize a dialog box because it provides only close button but this bug can maximize dialog boxes which makes the dialog box looking strange on screen as shown in following screenshot:
You just need to open a dialog box such as Taskbar Properties, Run dialog box, etc and then open Task Manager, right-click on the dialog box entry and select Maximize option.
Check out following article for full details about this bug:
You can also watch this bug live in action in following exclusive video:
5. Notepad Statusbar Bug
This is the oldest bug in the history of Windows. Its present in almost all versions of Notepad whether its Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 Notepad. This bug causes Notepad to show incorrect row and column numbers in Statusbar.
Check out following topic for more details and instructions:
6. Windows 8 Start Screen Bug
I'm glad to see that this bug which was found in Windows 8 Release Preview build has been fixed in RTM (final version) of Windows 8. Check out following topic for more details about this bug:
7. Aero Glass Transparency Bug
As we know that Microsoft has removed Aero glass transparency from Windows 8 and people are trying their best to find a way to enable the transparency again. There is a bug in Windows 8 which allows you to enable a broken Aero glass transparency in Windows 8. Since its a bug, it doesn't work properly.
Check out following topic for more details:
That's all for now guys. If you have also found any bug or easter egg in Windows 8, feel free to share it in your comment...
Posted in: Windows 8 / 8.1
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