Microsoft’s abandonment of Windows 10 tiles is a foregone conclusion: It’s time to phase out this useless feature

How long have you not used that live tile feature for a small partner that is using the Windows 10 operating system? When the live tile feature is not dropped in early Windows Phones, it’s a function that holds up everyone’s belief. I don’t need the ability to drop-down notifications, I swipe directly on the desktop to see all notifications at a glance.

Indeed, when using SMS, WeChat and QQ and other applications, the application of notifications can be seen when entering the desktop. Microsoft’s “no need to enter the APP” concept can be said to be very extreme. But then it was Microsoft’s clear-headed, crackling face-keeping partner who maintained the Windows Phone.

Microsoft's abandonment of Windows 10 tiles is a foregone conclusion: It's time to phase out this useless feature

Live Tiles is a unique feature introduced in 2010 with Microsoft’s launch of the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, allowing real-time display of updates on the operating system’s unique large square interaction “icon.” It works a bit like the Widget widget plugin on Android.

As a user of the Windows Phone operating system, the author personally was very fond of the interactive design of the Windows Phone at that time, the functionality of Live Tiles. And, this kind of like, is not limited to the author alone.

Then, in the iteration of the desktop version of the operating system, Microsoft aggressively introduced Windows 8, the controversial operating system that killed the start menu, the default tile desktop, and the traditional desktop seemed to become an APP.

While Microsoft’s aggressive design has been controversial lying to a large part of the average user, the refreshing tile design has been welcomed by some. At the time, one rumor about Windows tiles was that Microsoft was creating interactive tiles, such as replying to text messages directly from the desktop through tiles.

Such rumors further make the concept of “no need to enter the APP” even more extreme, but only live in the rumors or Microsoft Labs. At this point in time, the Metro UI is at its peak.

By the time Windows 8.1, Microsoft was “from the heart”, allowing users to set the “desktop” as the default interface after powering on, and Live Tiles began to become a secondary interface on some people’s devices; Tablet Mode, a version of the system that is more like an upgrade from Windows 7, brings back the Start menu and seems to have become a weaker secondary interface.

In the latest v1909 official version and beta version, Live Tiles has actually been cut a lot of knives. If you are still using the Live Tiles feature of the small partners, should be aware that Microsoft “knife” has their precise knife method used on the album’s live tile, stuffed with memories of that album, pin in the start menu to the right of the big square will never turn.

In addition, in a recent update (a separate update to the Fast Track beta, Mail, and Calendar Store), The Live Tiles of the calendar was briefly cut off, leaving only one icon for a new design based on Fluent Design. However, the calendar tile is added back in the latest version.

On the other hand, we can also look at Microsoft’s recent work. In fact, since last year, Microsoft for Windows system, can generally make Windows users aware of a change is the update icons, these icons based on Microsoft’s Fluent Design design language, the visual appearance is also very bad.

Combined with the latest Windows 10X, these icons are still pretty good when it comes to the new Start menu, and if you fix that big block, it seems a little bit of a no-nonsense. Well, Microsoft seems to have killed Live Tiles on Windows 10X, although the new version of the system is primarily stored.