Nintendo has released the Wii U Quick Start Menu earlier than some of us were expecting -- it's available in a new system update, rolling out now. By turning on the GamePad with its power or home button, a menu will appear that lets you launch recently played or installed software. This feature is going to be a real time-saver, and there's more to the update:
Wii U GamePad Alerts (special notifications from Nintendo) can be displayed on the GamePad when the Wii U is powered down
System updates will now automatically install after download when the Wii U is in Standby
The User Settings screen now displays when users select their User Mii from the Wii U Menu
The design and layout of the Users Settings screen has been updated
Quick Start Menu options have been added to Power Settings
A Notification icon is now available on the HOME Menu, allowing users to launch the Notifications feature from the HOME Menu
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
It took a while to get everything set up, but my goodness, the new menu rocks. It pops up after only a couple seconds and is fast to launch your games as promised.
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