A closer look at Microsoft’s new Action Center on Windows 10X

The leaked build of Windows 10X shows that the operating system
will redesign the Action Center, Start Menu and Taskbar for
single-screen PCs. On Windows 10X, Action Center has been
specially crafted to power all form factors, including
foldable, single-screen PCs and tablets.

The Action Center has been redesigned in a way that makes the
current quick settings experience in Windows 10 seem outdated,
but it’s technically based on the same approach with a new

As you can see in the below screenshot, you can still access
the quick settings, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Settings,
Network, Location, and other useful options.

Action Center 10X

The approach is unchanged, but there are some quality
improvements. For example, the Action Center can now group
notifications in their own dialog and expand in size as new
alerts arrive.

Microsoft also appears to be testing a new music control that
will appear whenever an app is playing media content (audio,

Volume settings

Of course, you can still right-click on the quick settings to
customize the Action Center or you can also jump into the
Settings app, and there’s a “Clear all” button within the
notifications panel.

Action Center notifications

There’s another important change too. Unlike Windows 10, the
Action Center in Windows 10X also acts as your system tray,
which means it will allow you to manage the power options and
as well as the user profile.

In other words, Microsoft has removed the power options and
system tray from their old places and added them to the Action

Coming to Windows 10

It also seems like
Windows 10 is about to get the modern Action Center from
Windows 10X, possibly with the Sun Valley “version 21H2”

According to references spotted in the preview builds,
Microsoft is exploring a similar redesign for the normal
Windows 10 and it could be delivered later this year.

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