Windows 10X is a lightweight operating system for Windows 10, and while designed specifically for dual-screen/collapsible devices such as Surface Neo and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, it also applies to traditional laptops and other hardware devices. The ThinkPad X1 Fold, which features the Windows 10X system, was unveiled at this year’s CES show, revealing some new content, though it shows that the system is still incomplete.
On the Show thinkPad X1 Fold, we saw a big adjustment to Windows 10X’s file manager. For many years, file manager has been an integral part of the Windows operating system experience, and has evolved a lot of changes with the needs of users and the times.
Traditional Win32-based applications are not available in Windows 10X systems, including traditional applications such as file managers and control panels. A leaked spy note last year said Microsoft was developing a modern file manager, and more details were shown on the ThinkPad X1 Fold.
The file manager is not complete, there are only two buttons to minimize and close the window in the display model, and Windows 10X does not support free-to-adjust windows. You can display it in full screen or split screen, that’s all.
In addition to the new file manager, just as you can activate the Start Menu by swiping up, you can swipe in from the bottom right to activate The Action Center. As you’d expect from Microsoft’s history of touch-centric UI, sliding gestures are an important part of Windows 10X.