You may have heard of Windows 10X, a new version of Windows 10, but who is this Windows for and what is it for? In this article, we will give you information that will satisfy your curiosity about Windows 10X and show you how you can try it on your PC.
What is Windows 10X?
Windows 10X was born as an operating system for devices not yet released, such as the dual-screen Surface Neo. However, over time, there have been some changes in Microsoft's plans and it is now planned to use Windows 10X on single-screen devices.
However, Windows 10X is not expected to replace the desktop Windows 10 we use today.
It is said that we will see some of the innovations in the version of Windows 10X for single screens in Windows 10. Here are the highlights of Windows 10X.
Dual Screen Optimization: Enhancements for dual screens include dragging windows between screens, choosing which screen to open a particular app on, dragging the app to the middle of the dual screen to maximize two screens.
Application Container: Windows 10X will run apps and programs like Windows 10. In addition, applications will run in a "container" isolated from the operating system and increase device security.
New Start Menu, Taskbar: The flat-looking Start Menu of Windows 10X has no live tiles. The new taskbar expands to two screens and uses new icons. The icons are shown in the middle of Windows 10X's taskbar. However, if you want, you can align the icons to the left as usual.
New Action Center: While Windows 10's Action Center is useful, the functionality of its design is questionable. Making improvements in this regard, Windows 10X adds a few quick action buttons to the Action Center. One of the new buttons here, "Compose Mode", rotates the screen 90 degrees and turns a screen into a touch keyboard.
Improvements in Windows Update: It is stated that Windows 10X will prepare and install updates in the background more silently and smoothly, then restart the system. We haven't had a chance to try out how different it is from the current experience, but it will be a positive development that system updates do not interrupt the user.