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Windows 10X New Leak Hints Laptop Support

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Windows 10X New Leak Hints Laptop Support

Microsoft’s new version of Windows 10X was announced alongside the Surface Neo. Called as Windows 10X, it was built from the ground up for foldable PC experiences in both dual-screen and single-screen configurations. The company accidentally published an internal design document for its upcoming Windows 10x operating system.

The document was first spotted by WalkingCat and was briefly available online today providing some more details about Microsoft’s plans with the 10X. The company has so far officially confirmed the 10x to be available on foldable and dual-screen devices, with tweaks to both the Start Menu and taskbar. But now it is clear that Microsoft wants to bring those changes to traditional clamshell laptop hardware.

“For both clamshells and foldables, the taskbar will be the same base model with a series of ‘levers’ which can be pulled to create some alternatives in the model,” explains the document. Microsoft has renamed the Start Menu as the Launcher in Windows 10X, with a stronger emphasis on local search. “Search is seamlessly integrated with web results, available apps, and specific files on your device,” the document reads.”Recommendation content is dynamically updated base on your most frequently and recently used apps, files, and websites.”

Windows 10X also plans to improve Windows Hello facial recognition and authentication experience. “When the screen turns on you are immediately brought to a state of authentication; unlike Windows 10 where you first need to dismiss the lock curtains before authentication,” the Windows 10X document reveals. “Upon waking the device, Windows Hello Face instantly recognizes the user and will immediately transition to their desktop.”

Elsewhere in the leaked document, Microsoft mentions something called a “Modern File Explorer.” The company has been working on a modern Universal Windows App (UWP) version of the tradition File Folder and it appears to finally debut with the 10X. The Action Centre (notification center) and quick settings are also simplified giving quicker access to critical device settings and prioritize showing important ones like battery life. On office, it seems Microsoft is prioritizing traditional Win31 versions of Office and PWA web versions from Office.com for Windows 10X over UWP.

Microsoft pulled the Windows 10X documentation offline before anyone could get a good look at the document. It looks like a genuine mistake from the company hasn’t commented anything on the leak.

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