Windows 8.1 build with “Kiosk Mode” leaked

Just when the week was about to wine down we have been able to receive another leak of Windows 8.1. Following two leaks of Windows 8.1 builds, a third version has been made available on file sharing websites today. The new Build 9374 doesn’t include many major changes, but one new addition that Microsoft is working on is a Kiosk Mode feature. To get to that mode you go to PC settings menu, Kiosk Mode appears to be a way to lock down a device to a single Windows 8-style application. Apps can be selected to launch at login, with the app lockdown in place for user accounts.

Kiosk Mode is designed for business users, or an embedded-like terminal that simply runs one application. Use cases could involve retail units that customers can use apps on, or business devices that allow employees to run a line-of-business application.

Previous leaks have revealed Windows 8.1 UI tweaks, and alterations to several multitasking aspects. This latest build also includes UI changes to the Snap View, a method to run apps side-by-side. Previously leaked Windows 8.1 builds also included Snap View position changes.