Microsoft had released its first emulator for Windows 10X, which allows the developers to get a first look at the very new operating system, which is also variant for the dual-screen devices. Microsoft gives the developers a head start on the optimizing apps before the launch of the devices this year, so this fundamental feature of the emulator provides an early look at the Windows 10X before the finalizing of this emulator.
According to the previews, the windows 10x feels like a more modern version of Windows 10, which has now been cleaned up for future devices. The latest windows 10x have been designed for the foldable devices and the dual-screen hardware, and Microsoft has customized it as a result. The start menu is one of the most significant noticeable changes in the new Windows 10x. It now includes a few more simplifies look, unlike the live tile look of the earlier versions.
The start menu of windows 10x includes the apps that the user can pin in place and can, which can be listed in the recent documents. Now the start menu of the new windows 10x will more look like a task launcher than what it used to exist in the windows 10. The user can easily search for apps, documents, or even web content; the new version of windows 10x will also support the necessary voice input. Now Cortana will not be there in the original text, not even in the settings.
Apart from the new start menu, windows 10x are somehow similar to windows 10. The dark and light modes are also there to choose from the visually, but the extreme change which you can see in UX changes in windows 10x can be found in the way you multitask with apps. In windows 10x, you don’t have merely floating apps anywhere on a screen, unlike windows 10. Apps now open by default on a single screen, and the user can drag them across the dual displays with the mouse or touch to have them completely stretch and span across the dual-screen devices.
Microsoft has now made the use of the gestures for multitasking, and few of them seem similar to what has been seen in the earlier versions of Windows ten and Windows 8. Instead of that, there are tiny minimizes and close buttons, which occasionally feel tricky to touch in windows 10x. Now speaking of gestures, swipe up from the bottom of the display, which accesses the start menu or the list of running apps on the taskbar. The user can also access an updated action center from the toolbar, which includes quick access to settings like volume, brightness, Bluetooth, rotation lock, and much more.
Task View, which allows the user to see the apps running on the Windows 10x, has also been updated, and the user can use it to summarize the apps on a particular display. The very fantastic feature of windows 10x is that if you right-click on the desktop, you’ll get the function to change a background in settings, and no app icons or the documents are to be stored in it. In the same way, the traditional file explorer has been replaced with a modern file explorer, which will be a guide to the windows 10x users towards the libraries on content and will support the external devices for file transfers.
Wonder Bar is another new addition inside the windows 10x. It has been designed to place above or below a hardware keyboard, or it will appear as part of the software keyboard in the OS. It is similar to that of the MacBook’s touch bar, which provides luxurious input options like GIFs or emoji and also the software trackpad.
All in all, the new windows 10x is in its early stage, which will now be more refined and modern. It also seems a little bit locked down and tweaked. Microsoft does not plan to ship the OS until later this year.
Overall, Windows 10X, in its current early state, feels like a more refined and modern version of Windows 10. It also feels a little bit more locked down and tweaked, but still unmistakably Windows 10. This is only a very early copy of Windows 10X, and it’s running in a primary emulator right now, and Microsoft doesn’t plan to ship the OS until later this year.