Windows 10X aims to be the “Faster” Windows 10 with many basic changes and improvemnts over the Windows 10 that we know and use now. The recently leaked documents reveal that Windows 10X will inroduce the concept of “Launcher”, new enhanced search and dynamic app and content reccomendations to speed up how you work with windows.
Microsoft has described how these three changes will let you do your tasks quickly in Windows 10X.
Launcher helps users start and resume tasks quickly. Search is seamlessly integrated with web results, available apps, and specific files on your device. Next up in the hierarchy of content is your default app grid, which can be customized and re-arranged to meet individual needs and preferences. This relatively static set of apps drives predictable views each time Launcher is opened and further assists in accelerating users with the use of muscle memory over time. And lastly, Recommended content is dynamically updated based on your most frequently and recently used apps, files, and wesbites. Jump back into your personal workflow without having to start from scratch.
New search experience:
Now some details about how search is getting enhanced in Windows 10X.
Find what you need on the web, or look for apps and files on your device. A single entry point to Search across your device is simple and effortless.
• Zero input suggestions
• Active input and search results
• Supports touch, keyboard, and voice input
Apps and Websites experience, Default apps:
Drag and drop to re-arrange your apps and websites so your favorites are sitting at the top of the list. To get to all your other apps, simply expand the grid to “Show all.” Include your favorite websites by first installing it as an app, from the Edge browser.
• Inbox default apps include:
Edge, Mail, Calendar, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Mail, Calendar, Teams, Whiteboard, To Do, Photos, Store, File Explorer, Spotify, Netflix, Camera, Solitaire, Calculator, Alarms & Clock, Movies & TV, Office, Sticky Notes, Paint, Learning Hub, Settings, Weather, Snip & Sketch, Voice Recorder, Groove Music, People, Notepad, Feedback Hub, Media Plans, Messaging, and up to 4 OEM apps.
• Create folders and groups by stacking apps together
• Remove apps from the grid to remove them from your device
Microsoft envisions that apps reccomendations will help you to “jump back into your flow” thereby expediting what you want to do with Windows 10X.
Jump back into your flow with recently installed apps; frequently used apps, files, and websites.
• Up to 10 high-confidence recommendations are visible at a time
• If you can’t find what you’re looking for, tap “Show more” to expand more items inline or,
• “Open the file location” from one of the recommended files to explore related files