2020 UI or semi-finished? What should Windows 10 learn from home-grown systems?

For a while, news about Win10 has been on the Internet. On the one hand, due to the increase in installed capacity, the number of users can not be the same as the same year. On the other hand, the recent bug frequency, it is really unbearable to the point. It’s been almost six years since Microsoft first launched the Win10 system in 2014. But to this day, there are still many unsatisfactory places inside the system.

2020 UI or semi-finished? What should Windows 10 learn from home-grown systems?

What kind of operating system do we need!

Is Microsoft too lazy? Or is the user’s requirements too high? Sometimes stop the hands of the work, small editor has thought about this problem countless times, the appearance of beautiful? Don’t eat hardware? How’s the operation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . But why did Microsoft spend a lot of manpower and time, but it never reached a satisfactory level? Perhaps from the recent popularity of a popular domestic operating system Deepin, you can get a little inspiration!

1. Uniform style

With win10, Deepin gave me the first feeling of getting a brand new Mac. This comes not only from a completely different icon system from Win10, but, crucially, with a uniform design and consistent pace.

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Deepin is like a beautification version of “Win10.”

Win10 has been advocating the minimalist wind, so you will see that regardless of icon or interface design, Win10 designers always want to use the minimum color, the simplest lines, to sketch a user’s eyes the most perfect system. Unfortunately, the actual effect is always quite different from the design. The actual in front of you is a start menu, window system, notification center, right-click menu into the system of the “mash-up” version of the platform. To give the simplest example, you can get two completely different sets of “right-click menu screenshots” in the desktop and taskbar, both of which are actually under the same window interface.

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Deepin’s appearance is highly complete, and almost every module is covered with “glass”

Deepin’s design, by contrast, tends to be more complete, starting menus, taskbars, login interfaces, sidebars, window systems, all in the same style. Fonts and spacing are well controlled, and the same scene menu clearly shows the UI gap between the two operating systems. In addition, Deepin also in every corner of the system, all over the favorite “glass”, also greatly enhance the system’s “advanced sense.”

2. Icon’s “Little Secret”

Deepin’s full-color icon gives win10 an innate advantage – no more stylistic unification between Win32 and UWP. And it is precisely this problem has been bothering Microsoft, you can not control the design of the manufacturer’s ideas, and do not want to give up their Own UWP, the end result is a combination of the two “mash-up wind.”

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Deepin’s theme switch interface

Deepin’s handling of the issue can be circled, since it is impossible to change third-party manufacturers, then simply integrate into it, will also become a similar style. So you’ll see that although you haven’t had an in-depth conversation with Deepin, almost all third-party software fits into Deepin’s style design. Not sudden, the overall sense of nature also came up, which is it more than Win10 more a clever place.

3. A/B Style

Many of Deepin’s modules are designed in A/B mode, and in the case of the taskbar, there are “efficient” and “fashion” style models. Among them, “efficient” is similar to Win10, suitable for key mouse users, “fashion” close to MAC, suitable for touch screen users. In addition to the taskbar, the start menu, shutdown interface also have a similar design, can better meet the needs of different users.

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Deepin’s built-in two taskbar styles, one faux Win, one faux Mac

4. Start menu

Deepin’s Start menu provides “standard” and “full screen” interfaces, where the standard version is for key mouse and the full-screen version is used for touch screens, which is no different from Win10. More user-friendly than Win10 is that the standard version menu has a number of default folders built in, as long as there is a new program installed, it will be automatically collected in, eliminating the user manual finishing time.

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Deepin’s Start menu is very different from Win10 and is more user-friendly for touch-screen experiences

The full-screen version is dominated by icons, in addition to larger icon sizes, the enlarged spacing is also more convenient for touch-screen users to click. Here’s a particular mention of its search function, in addition to the standard Chinese character search, Deepin also allows users to use pinyin or initials for search, and for domestic users, the addition of these two points is significantly more popular than Win10.

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Deepin also supports Chinese characters, full spelling, initial query, which is much more convenient than Win10 (click to see the larger picture)

5. Details! “Little Lucky” on the taskbar

Deepin’s taskbar absorbs a lot of the best of macOS systems, and you’ll find that on the right side of its taskbar, there’s an extra “recycle bin” icon (in fashion mode). Even with a large number of desktop windows, users can quickly clean up and recycle files. The same is true of the power switch, in addition to direct click, the right button can activate the shortcut menu, one click to complete the system’s opening and closing and locking. It’s worth noting that Whether it’s a “recycling bin” or a “shutdown,” Deepin gives the user maximum autonomy, and you can keep or clear all of these buttons to avoid misoperation.

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Trash on the taskbar

6. Better touch-screen experience

Deepin takes into account touch-screen users in many places, such as its shutdown panel, and instead of making a quick menu like win10, it’s designed to be a full-screen interface. This way, whether it is key mouse or touch screen user, can easily complete the shutdown and restart. The same is true of the on-screen keyboard, which is simpler and more functional than Win10’s on-screen keyboard (such as the Fn feature key design). When operating quickly, you can better avoid the occurrence of misoperations.

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Many of Deepin’s interfaces take into account tablet users

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The use of the on-screen keyboard is closer to the physical keyboard

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7. Smart Hide in the taskbar

“Smart Hide” is a special pattern in the Deepin taskbar, which determines whether the taskbar is open or closed by determining the current user’s working status. For example, when a full-screen program is running, the taskbar is automatically hidden, and when a full-screen program disappears, the taskbar automatically appears.

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“Smart Hide” in Deepin Taskbar Status

8. One-click reading of native IP

It’s not easy to get native IP in Win10, you’ll find that you can either open the layer menu or enter commands in the terminal window. But there is a premise for both approaches, which is that you need to know enough about the operating system.

Deepin’s idea is to simplify this work, and in addition to providing rich network information in the setup panel, it also adds a feature that is easy for ordinary users. Just hover over the network icon on the taskbar to get the native IPV4 address directly, which is obviously more friendly for the vast majority of ordinary users.

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Deepin can get native IP directly from the taskbar

9. Right-click menu for thousands of people

Deepin’s menu features a thousand-person design, for example, when you right-click the clock icon on the taskbar, Win10 gives you a super-big menu, while Deepin’s menu is simple – “24-hour” and “time settings.”

Similar designs abound in Deepin, clock, volume, network, input… In fact, the best design is so, there is no need to integrate irrelevant information, so that is not to improve efficiency, but slow down efficiency!

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The same right-click menu, Deepin’s more direct and concise

10. Login without password

Win10 requires a password for every boot, and while it’s safe, it does have some trouble with a home computer. Deepin is very attentive to add a “no password login” switch to the account, check and skip the login directly to the desktop. Similar features can actually be implemented in Win10, but only through a hidden command (netplwiz), and Deepin is to visualize these commands, whether the user needs to determine their own.

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Deepin’s built-in password-free login options

11. Dark Mode

Win10 has a built-in Dark Mode, but the actual results are unsatisfactory. Although the whole interface is blackened, but the details of the processing is very sudden, a large number of dividing lines and the use of white font, so that the whole picture is unusually dazzling, far from reaching the requirements of dark mode. Deepin, by contrast, has a better detailing process, dividing the interface into different areas through the clever use of pure black, dark, and light gray colors, thus weakening the role of the dividing lines in the layout. At the same time the text is set in gray, with a black background placed together, less than the contrast to the eye irritation less.

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Deepin’s dark mode is more refined than Win10, and the text is carefully grayed out, making it more eye-saving.

2020 UI or semi-finished? What should Windows 10 learn from home-grown systems?

Compare Win10’s dark mode, which is also partitioned by different shades, but with too many lines and bright white text, the interface is very hot

Of course Deepin’s dark mode is not invulnerable, for example, it currently covers only one-level pages, including properties, and secondary pages are not yet covered. At the same time, other components can not switch with the system automatically, which greatly weakens the use of dark mode. But with another deeply involved system (UOS) coming online, we’re pleasantly surprised to find that these little problems have been corrected, and even a timed theme switching feature has been added, perhaps Deepin’s dark mode is just a matter of time, expect it to be perfected.

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This is another system UOS that Deepin is involved in developing, and it is clear that the system has built-in function to automatically switch dark modes by time

3 Task Manager/Effects/Settings Panel

12. Task Manager

Deepin’s task manager designs graphics with lists, in contrast to Win10’s multi-labels. The practical effect is clear: users can eliminate more unnecessary label switching during everyday operations. Of course, compared with Win10 task manager, Deepin’s functionality is still much less, for example, there is no GPU monitoring, no list, no disk read and write records, and so on. But overall the simplicity of the design is more efficient than Win10, especially the addition of the top search bar, making it easier for users to quickly locate the target process.

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Deepin’s Task Manager

13. Dynamics and Shadows

Deepin uses a lot of dynamics and shadows, which is still very novel for me who used to use Win10. Of course, the special effects of this thing, or in line with their own computer configuration, so Deepin specially designed a one-click open and close button. In short, this thing still varies from person to person, but Win10 is not also able to learn from it!

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It’s very beautiful like the graphic shadow of macOS!

14. One-stop set-up panel

Deepin’s settings panel has a sidebar design, and the obvious benefit is that when we do setup operations, we barely obscure the program behind us. Look closely here for a small color head, where the notification center and setup panelare are integrated to make good use of the idle space. In fact, the integrated design also has another advantage, that is to avoid the user in the cascade between the windows, whether it is accounts, display, network, special effects … all the options you want will be a brain in front of the eyes, for users who often use Win10, the experience change is still obvious. At the same time, you’ll find that Deepin’s slider utilization is much higher than win10, which is what touchscreen users want to see.

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Deepin’s unique one-stop set-up panel

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The slider is extremely high in Deepin and is also optimized for touch-screen users

15. Window without button

Windows is at the heart of Windows, and despite all these years, you can still see the shadow of the first generation of Win 3.X through the latest version of Win10. It is also because all operating system vendors are careful when designing windows, because it is the most directly related to the user experience.

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Deepin’s window has few buttons, which is a very bold design

Deepin’s window is simple and also derived from the idea of integrated design. But if you look closely, Deepin’s window has few buttons, in other words, most of the operations you have to do with the mouse. At first I didn’t particularly understand this “transformation” because adaptation did take some time. But it turned out that we didn’t really use buttons in practice, and in fact Win10 hiding Ribbon by default should be based on similar considerations. In addition, Deepin also implements one of the features that Win10 has not been able to achieve – multi-label!

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Win10’s Ribbon defaults to a hidden state, but how many people actually open it now?

16. App Store

Linux platforms are far less convenient to install with applications than Windows, so the need for the Store is naturally stronger than Win10. Individuals have a higher level of personal approval for Deepin’s stores than Win10’s own app store. Because in practice, you can always feel an inexplicable familiarity in it, where the mouse slips, where you want to see the function. In addition, Deepin’s download speed is slightly stronger than Win10, of course, and the server location and the user’s mass are related, but it is clear that Deepin’s learning cost is lower than Win10, which is also a hidden enhancement in it.

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Deepin’s app store is more like a familiar mobile store, and it’s better to use than Win10.

Write in the end, the future Win10 road should be how to go?

To tell you the truth, putting the two systems together at all at one level contrasts with the small editor is a bit hard-hearted. Because no matter which system, and Microsoft Windows and other Big Mac comparison, will attract countless slots. But in any case, the gap between the two in the operating experience is huge, whether it is appearance, face value, ease of use, extensibility, almost all have a lot worth learning from Win10. Perhaps in response to that sentence, when you can’t find something in one system that you’re satisfied with, and you see it easily in another, this “satisfaction” becomes especially intense!

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Deepin may represent what many users expect from Win10.

It should be noted that, despite one or another of Deepin’s bright spots, as a Linux platform, it always faces one of the biggest obstacles to practical applications, namely, the lack of applicationsoftware. Although through the Deepin store, we’ve seen a number of software vendors join, including Foxmail, NetDrive, Thunderbolt, WPS, WeChat, QQ, Firefox, Chrome, etc., all of which have linux versions, it doesn’t mean all of your tools. Substitutes can be found here.

In recent years, the Internet has been circulating on Windows’ next-generation Win11 guess screenshot, not so much speculation is rather than the next generation of Windows expectations, expect it to become more beautiful, faster, more easy to go. Perhaps Microsoft really should stop to reflect on their own, what kind of operation experience should be brought to users! Perhaps in the near future, we are happy to see the operating system group flowering, because only competition, can make this platform more dynamic!