Windows 10 to get features, UX improvements from modular OS

Microsoft’s modular and
web-first OS ‘Windows 10X’ is expected to launch in the
spring of 2021 on new hardware. As we know, some of the
operating system’s features could be heading to Windows 10 and
Microsoft has already started working on a
new panel that will change how copying and pasting works.

With Windows 10 Build 20185, Microsoft added a new panel that
allows you to access the clipboard history, insert GIFs,
emojis, and even kaomoji.

In addition, Microsoft is also working on other changes,
including Windows 10X touch keyboard and improved ‘first run’

Windows 10X keyboard for Windows 10

In addition to a new Start menu and Action Center, Windows 10X
also comes with a new touch keyboard.

GIFs and emojis are integrated right into the UI of the touch
keyboard so that you don’t need to tap on a dedicated emoji or
GIF icons to insert the animated contents.

There’s a new search box in the top right corner that will
allow you to quickly insert emojis or GIFs by searching for a
specific emoji or GIF. It also comes with the Fluent Design
and a feature called “Clipboard history” that will list of
items that you have copied to the clipboard.

Windows 10X keyboard


This new keyboard and other planned changes could finally
improve the experience of Windows 10 on tablets and 2-in-1

First-run experience

With Windows 10X, Microsoft has also redesigned the out of box
experience with a modern feel and look. Windows Setup process,
Microsoft account login screen, language, region, and other
pages have a new look.

There’s also a new post-update experience on Windows 10X that
will highlight the new features of a software update.

On traditional Windows 10, Microsoft isn’t very clear about
what changes an update has introduced, but the post-update
experience will soon become a lot clearer.

Windows 10 post update experience

Windows 10 Build 20190 includes the new post-update experience
and Microsoft is also working on a new ‘first-run’ experience.
In fact, the new first-run experience could look a lot like
Windows 10X.

“Welcome to Windows 10X, selfhosters! In a future build, this
is where you’ll see an into to your new device. In the
meantime, have fun self-hosting,” one of the internal files in
Build 20195 reads.

Other improvements

In preview builds, Microsoft is also internally testing
features that will arrive with Windows Core OS (Windows 10X)
next year. This includes a new Bluetooth flyout menu and voice
typing experience:

  • BluetoothFlyout_WCOSCDG
  • NewDevicesFlowConnectUI_WCOSCDG
  • FluencySettingsWCOS
  • PenButtonCustomizationOnWCOS
  • VoiceTypingCorrectionUXCandUIOnWCOS

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