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Microsoft Plan Complete Reconstruction of the Windows 10 User Interface

Microsoft has made some major changes in Windows 10, with an optimised Windows Explorer, plus many other new features. But now the company plans a complete reconstruction of the Windows 10 interface!

The Control Panel, Start menu and search tool have all had major overhauls in Windows 10 and Microsoft seem to have turned parts of the interface completely upside down. One major change has been to Windows Explorer, which has been around since the days of Windows 95. In Windows 10 it’s now called File Explorer and looks completely different, as well as being tightly integrated with Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage system.

Well-known Microsoft designer, Peter Skillman, has said that he is working hard to design a completely new interface for File Explorer. The heart of his design will be catering to the needs of the user, so Microsoft will be using their Insider programme to discover exactly which features users need the most from File Explorer. In Skillman’s view, the current interface is very difficult for beginners to understand. Microsoft will use the Insider programme to introduce various concepts and then wait for feedback from real Windows users. One likely requirement that a lot of users will find essential is the ability to split the Explorer window in two, to quickly move files from one folder to another, in the way that lots of Explorer replacements do. This feature would be similar to the Edge browser, which allows you to open tabs for different web pages.

Hopefully the changes Microsoft has planned will not be too radical and mean that every Windows user has to learn how to operate a completely new operating system. We should expect to see some of the early changes pushed out to Windows systems in the near future, via Windows Updates. Keep reading my emails and my publications, Windows 10 Perfectly Mastered, to find out how to use them and get the most from your new system.

Microsoft will use the Insider programme to introduce various concepts and then wait for feedback from real Windows users. One likely requirement that a lot of users will find essential is the ability to split the Explorer window in two, to quickly move files from one folder to another, in the way that lots of Explorer replacements do. This feature would be similar to the Edge browser, which allows you to open tabs for different web pages.

Hopefully the changes Microsoft has planned will not be too radical and mean that every Windows user has to learn how to operate a completely new operating system. We should expect to see some of the early changes pushed out to Windows systems in the near future, via Windows Updates. Keep reading my emails and my publications, Windows 10 Perfectly Mastered, to find out how to use them and get the most from your new system.

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