Windows 10 X is a new version of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen devices and may be used in traditional laptops at some point, according tomedia outlet Windows Latest. Windows 10 X will have many unique features and will also provide a custom interface for all core components of the Microsoft desktop operating system.
Despite reports that Microsoft plans to introduce Windows 10 X to traditional laptops, there is no official way to install the operating system on existing Windows 10 devices. The software giant does not intend to make it available in ISO format, but it can do so through third-party tools.
In Windows 10 X, Microsoft is scrapping the Live Tiles tile, the Windows Phone-era animation icon and the flip icon. The new operating system looks simpler and comes with a new launcher, which Microsoft calls “Launcher.” Launcher contains icon-based apps and websites, as well as search columns.
What’s new with Windows 10 X
This is all the new and improved features in Windows 10 X.
Like Windows 8, Windows 10 X will have sliding gestures. For example, a user can swipe in from the bottom right to open Action Center, swipe down to close the application, or trigger the Start menu by swiping up. These gestures can also be used on the laptop using the touchpad.
There’s also a new Action Center in Windows 10 X that emphasizes fast action. When new notifications are available, Action Center expands in size and is designed to quickly find the settings switch without opening the Settings application.
Microsoft has also added brightness and volume sliders. Users can also view the battery level and access the power options.
As you can see in the Action Center screen image above, there is a new quick operation called “Compose mode.”
Compose mode allows users to switch the taskbar to a more traditional one. On devices like Surface Neo, it delivers a productivity-friendly experience and allows users to use keyboard accessories, touchpads and emoji panels.
Set up the experience
Windows 10 X also provides a new setup experience with a modern look. Like Android and other mobile operating systems, 10X will guide you through your device settings and help you choose the correct login, language, region, update, privacy, and other settings. In addition, Microsoft removed Cortana from the new installation experience.
Windows 10 X will also support dynamic wallpaper, which changes content based on the device’s time or geographic location. Microsoft, for example, plans to offer a mountain view wallpaper that changes its content at sunrise, afternoon, sunset, and evening.
Windows 10 X will pre-install the following applications:
Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Store.
Mail and Calendar.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Groove Music and Movies app.
Microsoft Teams, Whiteboard, To-Do, Microsoft Photos.
Sticky Notes, MS Paint, People, Notepad.
Windows Camera, Windows Calculator, Alarms and Clock, Voice Recorder.
4 OEM apps.
Windows 10X Lock Screen
Microsoft is updating the lock screen with a new model that displays a lock screen with authentication options. You no longer need to unlock before authentication.
By default, the new lock screen allows you to sign in with Windows Hello facial recognition, PIN or password.
The operating system will adapt to the device used, which means that the laptop will have a traditional taskbar interface, while the collapsible device will have a touch-friendly interface.
Users will be able to align the taskbar to the left on a traditional laptop and center it on a dual-screen device.
Microsoft also allows users to change the location of taskbar icons on all devices.
Windows 10 X Release Date
Microsoft is likely to release the official version of Windows 10X in October or November, along with the Windows 10 20H2 system.