Get Windows 10X-like taskbar with animations on your PC

Windows 10X

Windows 10X is the next big thing for Microsoft’s desktop
platform and it’s arriving later this year. The OS is expected
to introduce a series of changes for Windows 10 including
improved tablet experience,
faster Windows Updates,
Win32 apps container and more.

We’re expecting that some changes in Windows 10X will
eventually make their way to (regular) Windows 10 as well, but
it could be months or years before your devices get 10X
features. Fortunately, there are ways to get features
similar to the ones in Microsoft’s dual-screen OS.

Windows 10X also comes with a taskbar at the bottom of the
screen. However, the taskbar icons are centered in Windows 10X
and icons are not displayed on the left side. And the taskbar
also has a new animation.

You can get a similar effect on Windows 10 with a free app
called ‘FalconX’, which allows you to center-align your
taskbar’s apps and websites. The portable app sits on the
system tray and you can customize the experience by
right-clicking the icon and selecting the settings.

Center Taskbar

Once enabled, FalconX gives Windows 10X’s taskbar experience
and you may find it easier to reach icons. FalconX has many
other features including 42 animations to choose from. You can
also turn off all the, adjust the animation speed with a slider
or specify the speed in ms (Millisecond).

You can also enable transparent taskbar with the app.
Unfortunately, you cannot center align the Start menu button at
the moment.

Windows 10X’s Emulator has also revealed two beautiful
wallpapers that Microsoft plans to ship with Surface Neo. You
can download FalconX and the two wallpapers from the following
locations:

  • Download FalconX from Github.
  • View wallpapers on Imgur.

To close FalconX, you’ll need to end its process from Task
Manager or hit ‘Close’ within the app’s settings window. In
some cases, you may need to restart the File Explorer process.

There’s also a Microsoft
Store version of FalconX, but it requires you to pay or
donate $1 to the developer.

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