Microsoft is working to improve touch mode on Windows 10: Report

Existing previews for Microsoft's Windows 10 have been largely optimized for the mouse and keyboard experience but now, the company is reportedly working on improving the touch experience for Windows 10 as well.


Existing previews for Microsoft's Windows 10 have been largely optimised for the mouse and keyboard experience but now, the company is reportedly working on improving the touch experience for Windows 10 as well.

According to The Verge, the newly leaked build coded 10056 has surfaced the internet and brings in many changes to the touch UI for Windows 10. For starters, when a user enables the tablet mode, any apps active on the taskbar will be removed. Apart from this change, the user will be 'thrown into a UI' that only has access to the basic Start Screen, virtual desktops along with the new digital assistant - Cortana. Microsoft will also bring in a black theme throughout the new Windows 10 build.

In other features, users can now swipe from the left to access recent apps and the Start Screen now has a fullscreen view of Live Tiles and apps. The new experience is said to be quite similar to how Windows 8.1 does touch but the only difference is that, the Charms bar has been replaced by the notification center which offers quick access to settings and notifications.

There is a new animation to bring up the Start Screen and, users can also launch desktop apps which automatically expand to fullscreen. When the tablet mode is switched off, it reverts to the normal traditional desktop view with all of the desired apps open and resized into Windows. In some of the other changes added, the notification center is now black along with most of the UI elements which are equally dark.

The report points out that the new build is basically an early look at some of the touch tweaks and no drastic changes have been made.


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