The much-anticipated Windows 10X operating system is about to land on devices such as laptops and metamorphosis. Compared to Windows 10, it provides users with a new layout, including redesigned Start menus, taskbar, and action center adjustments. In a recent update, Windows 10X introduced a “write mode” that transforms the system UI into a more productive style.
Many people think That Windows 10X just brings a few “new experiences” to the bottom of Windows 10, but many of its basic features are different from Windows 10.
The first is the user interface, and although Windows 10X retains the underlying taskbar, File Explorer, and Start Menu (Launcher), the adjusted interface incorporates more into the elements of the mobile OS.
Windows 10X’s desktop is also more featured, with application icons centered on the screen and the Start menu moving from the lower left corner of the screen to the center.
The system also supports live wallpapers, allowing users to change wallpapers based on factors such as time of day (early, mid- and late/time zone).
Users can edit, access, and delete certain system files on Windows 10, expand customization through the registry editor, or change the appearance of the taskbar using a third-party application. However, on Windows 10X systems, these are all locked by default.
Microsoft recommends downloading trusted software through the Windows Store, and if you want to download an application from a third-party website, USB drive, or other location, you’ll need to get a well-reputed signature.
The software giant wants developers to follow clear API specifications, such as allowing only media playback software to access media content.
Unfortunately, Windows 10X does not support cleaning up and optimizing the registry, and does not appear to have Windows Defender security software. As for the official version of how to plan, it is not yet known.
Of course, if Windows 10X can only run signed and trusted applications in a read-only way, it can also radically eliminate the need for security tools such as antivirus and antimalware.
For privacy, Windows 10X supports classic PC hardware, including devices such as key pads, touch, printers, and more, to work as expected. However, unless the user allows, the default privacy controls in the system will limit the behavior of some hardware.
For users equipped with privacy-sensitive hardware such as cameras, microphones, scanners, and so on, Windows 10X provides a more comfortable experience, even globally blocking Win32 applications from accessing those hardware.
Windows 10X’s File Explorer has also seen significant changes, with users unable to customize add-ins and associated extensions through third-party Win32 applications.
The system tray icon feature is no longer supported and the application developer must move it to another location in a subsequent update.
Interestingly, if you want to update a modern application on Windows 10X, the system compares the hash values for each component. If some files are the same, you can save bandwidth by incrementally updating and speed up the experience of the entire process.