What is known about Windows 10X

Microsoft doesn’t say much about Windows 10X, but there are clearly many plans for the company associated with this new OS. Windows Central journalists decided to collect everything that they heard or heard from informants in the last few months. Windows 10X is a new version of Windows 10, created from scratch for folding PCs, for both two-screen and single-screen configurations. It is based on the new modern version of Windows 10, which leaves outdated components and functions in the past in favor of a modern user interface and increased security. This means that everything from the shell to the OS basics has been rebuilt using modern technologies. However, support for older apps will still be maintained.

New user environment

Windows 10X will get a fresh shell — a user interface built using modern technologies. It is adaptive and configurable depending on the position of the device. For example, on a folding PC, the user may want to use it in several different ways: as a laptop, as a tablet, or in “tent” mode to watch movies. Because of this, the user interface must adapt to provide the greatest convenience, regardless of how the device is used.

New start menu»

Microsoft is reworking the features of the start menu in Windows 10X, focusing on performance. It will get a system – wide search bar at the top, which can also search the Internet, and a grid of installed apps under it instead of live tiles. The menu also has a “recommended” area that is dynamically updated according to what the user may need: the latest Office documents, visited sites, and so on.

The list can be configured so that users can change the labels of applications that occupy the first rows. Windows 10X will also support application folders in the start menu, allowing you to group multiple applications, similar to the existing start menu in Windows 10.

New taskbar

Windows 10X will also feature a new adaptive taskbar that can change depending on the device format or user preferences. In marketing materials, elements such as the start button and pinned and running apps are centered on the taskbar. It is reported that this can be configured, and users can choose to align these icons to the left if they wish — as in normal Windows 10.

There is also a new touch taskbar that collapses when the app starts and can be used to access items such as the start menu or notification Center. When the keyboard and mouse are connected, the taskbar will adapt to a behavior that is more similar to a traditional panel, meaning it will not be minimized when running applications.