Here's what Windows 8.1's Start button looks like


— 6:00 AM on June 7, 2013

We've all heard about the return of the Start button. We've all weathered the disappointment of learning that, while the button is coming back, the Start menu will prolong its absence in Windows 8.1.

But we haven't actually seen the darned thing yet.

Well, get your tiny bags of popcorn ready, because a video of the reimagined Start button has popped up on YouTube. The video was apparently shot by NetworkWorld at a Microsoft event at Computex in Taipei, and the interesting bit starts at about 1:15. Take a look:

Yep. It's just the new Windows logo. And a purple rectangle that appears when you mouse over it. Woo! Cue enthusiastic clapping from the crowd, which was presumably blitzed on Taiwan Beer.

If you're thirsty for more Windows 8.1 footage, be sure to check out that video preview Microsoft posted earlier this week. The new Start button was absent from that production, but there were plenty of other tweaks and additions on display, including the improved Modern UI multitasking and the refined Start screen app management. (Thanks to The Verge for the link and to NetworkWorld for sharing its video.)

   
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