On May 28, Microsoft officially pushed the new version of windows in May (V2004) to users all over the world. So far, the biggest windows ԡ 10 upgrade this year has ended (usually the first half of the year is a function update, and the second half is mainly a bug repair). With the dust of the current version settled, more and more netizens began to focus on the next generation of windows ԡ.
According to Microsoft, the next generation of windows 10 (major feature update) will appear in the first half of 2021, code named windows 10 21h1 (or iron). At present, there is little news about this version, but from the official words, we can still sort out the general outline of the next generation of windows 10.
Highlight 1. Fully updated UI beautification
Long time, people complain a lot about the UI of Windows 10, it is not to say that its design is not bad, but in a system, at the same time can "blend" many styles, it is really unacceptable.
At the beginning of the year, Microsoft released a set of screenshots of the new start menu on the Internet, and even made a video for it. However As you can see, the new menu does not appear in the May 2020 edition. In other words, if it doesn't appear in the May edition, it means that we can only see the new menu at this time next year at the earliest.
The official new start menu
Compared with the current version of the start menu, the new menu weakens the magnetic sticker concept, but does not completely cancel it. From the preview, Microsoft only retains some of the built-in applications of magnetic stickers, more programs are still icon-based. In detail, the new version optimizes the bright/dark style design, clears the color block under the icon, and the menu style starts to automatically match the system theme. Especially with the brand-new micro-standby icon, let Windows 10 face greatly up a step.
The new menu is no longer colorful, more concise and bright
Highlight 2. Humanized benchmarking third party
Although the search of windows 10 has gone through many iterations, many small partners still remember the third-party tools such as listary and ererything. The reason is closely related to their humanized design.
This year's Build 2020 microsoft developer conference, officials announced a new feature called "Windows version of focused search ."
Screenshot of the legendary win version of "focus search"
Similar to command spaces in Listary or Mac, Microsoft's "Focus Search" is activated by shortcuts. After pressing the Alt space, the screen will first pop up a search box, enter the software name or text, you can get the search results. From the screenshot, the whole search experience and MAC "focus search" is very similar, in addition to local search, but also take into account web search, fast computing, favorites access and other functions. It's not so much a Microsoft innovation as a software giant learning from third-party vendors for the first time, and it's definitely a welcome situation for users.
Highlight 3. Microsoft's Chrome
Since edge changed its name to chromium, Microsoft has been adding various small functions to it. This is obviously not in line with chrome's thinking, but rather like Microsoft's previous routine.
Recently, Microsoft announced a new edge feature at the build 2020 developer conference. That is to say, through the right-click menu, a new set of search bars will be opened directly on the right side of the current web page to avoid the trouble of switching back and forth between different tags.
Edge search sideba
Unlike chrome, which relies entirely on plug-ins, chrome's edge comes with the ability to install chrome plug-ins. But Microsoft seems to be more willing to integrate some small functions into the browser to make its browser more user-friendly. Although we can't say it's right or wrong, maybe this is the legendary "Microsoft flavor"!
Highlight 4. Global Shears
Traditional favorites can only collect web addresses. Is there a container that can record web pages, pictures, texts and diaries globally?
Highlight 5. SETS regression
What is "sets"? Old players will not be unfamiliar. This is a multi tag feature of resource manager launched in the early version of windows 10. However, for some reasons, sets was completely cancelled after only a period of time in the preview version. It is reported that Microsoft plans to restore this function in 21h1 version.
SETS will return
Sets is a generalized version of edge multi tags, but its scope is no longer limited to edge, and the content displayed is also extended to web pages, folders, office software, etc. It's said that the reason why the previous sets was cut down is that the core is the old version of edge browser. Now that edge has successfully transferred to the embrace of chromium, doesn't it mean that the new version of sets is not far from returning!
Highlight 6. Comprehensive touch
Although Microsoft has always boasted that windows 10 was born for touch, the actual experience is not as good as expected due to the incongruity of internal components (including uwp and Win32). As more and more windows 10 components begin to uwp, there are few components still designed with Win32. Among them, resource manager is the most eye-catching one.
Microsoft doesn't give much more details about the UWP version of the explorer, but we can still figure out what it tastes like from previous videos and Windows 10X images.
Windows 10x Explorer
A standard Fluent Design design is used for the new version of Explorer, with the left side being expanded or folded, and the right side being designed as a content area as the current version. Common features and address bars are folded and displayed on the right, effectively enhancing the touch user experience while retaining existing habits. Unlike traditional Win32 modules, the UWP version has better compatibility for bright/dark themes, so the visual sense goes far beyond the former. At the same time, cloud and local also no longer become a boundary, to achieve file synchronization across devices. And this, in fact, also reflects the future direction of Windows development.
Write at the end
Although windows 10 has been around for more than five years, consumers don't seem to buy it. In addition to the poor stability, the current version of windows 10 also has slots such as large resource consumption, poor component connection, and inconsistent UI style. As the dust settles on the update of windows in May, will the new generation of windows 10 bring us more reverie? Maybe it's time to answer.