Microsoft plans to change the design of the tablet for Windows 10. The software giant has begun testing a new design for 2-in-1 convertible computers that will support a user interface more similar to the existing desktop design. Windows 10 is now transferring you to a more tablet-friendly user interface that removes the taskbar icons and puts a full screen on the Start menu when a device automatically switches to tablet mode. Microsoft has already made some of these changes, keeping some of the sensor-optimized elements for PCs 2 in 1.
In the new tablet experience, the desktop will remain in full view with visible taskbar icons and increased distance between them. If enabled, the search box will collapse into an icon and the touchpad will appear when you tap a text box. File Explorer will also switch to a touch-optimized layout.
We will have to completely test these design changes to see how many other changes have been made. Microsoft is testing this with Windows Insiders and marks the design as a beta, suggesting that it will change and be shaped by feedback. Still, it's hard not to see this when Microsoft returns from a specialized tablet experience on Windows 10. These new changes will be triggered automatically when you remove a keyboard from a device like Surface Pro, and Microsoft confirms that a special "tablet mode" "It will remain, but you will have to activate it manually.
Microsoft has already dropped a lot of its features on a Windows 8 tablet that worked well on hybrid devices, and that pinch brings us back to the days of minimal improvements to Windows 7 Touch, these changes are only made for 2 in 1 devices, so that Windows 10 specialized tablets will continue to have the full tablet experience that exists on the operating system. Either way, Microsoft is looking for feedback and Windows tablet fans will definitely be ready to go in and try these changes.
Along with changes to the tablet experience, Microsoft is now testing a download option in the cloud to reset and restore computers running Windows 10. It is similar to what has existed on macOS for years and for some Surface devices and will allow Windows users can quickly reinstall the operating system without having to install it on the local disk or have a USB recovery device.
Update, Aug 29th 17:45 ET : Microsoft has clarified that tablet mode will remain, but these changes are intended to be activated automatically when you remove a keyboard on a device such as Surface Pro.