Rumor: next Windows taskbar gets completely different




The next version of Windows will get a completely different taskbar, so claims the usually well established site Neowin. The icons in the taskbar should “mini live tiles’, while the desktop will be a static image more.

Neowin dare not say or widgets that Microsoft supported in a sidebar in Windows Vista, will make a comeback, but the desktop should be more than a static image with no further details in each case. The same applies to the icon in the taskbar: who will be able to view more information than just a logo, but how that will happen is unclear.

Neowin relies on anonymous sources who have had to test versions of Threshold, the code name for the next generation of Windows access. Neowin is known as a reliable site for rumors around Microsoft. According to the site is the new desktop interface especially designed for desktops and laptops, while tablets and smartphones will continue to show the home screen. Tiles with

The information is to make the desktop will be ‘glanceable’ information, other apps that are directly visible without having to click more focused. That is in line with the focus on productivity that emerged from a recent memo from director Satya Nadella.

The design of Windows would be flatter, but it is unclear how it will look like. Neowin emphasizes that it is an early test version and may change. Everything for release Threshold is scheduled for release in the spring of 2015, according to previous rumors.


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