Microsoft is planning to design a visual rejuvenation of
Windows. The company indirectly revealed its plan through a job listing where
it advertised for a role of software engineering in the Windows Core User
The job listing post read “On this team, you’ll work with
our key platform, Surface, and OEM partners to orchestrate and deliver a
sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences to signal to our customers
that Windows is BACK and ensure that Windows is considered the best user OS
experience for customers.”
However, the company removed references to the Windows rejuvenation
after the ad post sent a wave of excitement for a number of Windows enthusiasts.
According to rumors, Microsoft is likely to launch some major
user interface changes for Windows later this year. The UI changes were first
reported in October, which indicated the company’s plan to overhaul the Start
menu, File Explorer, and built-in apps in Windows 10 to modernize them and make
the UI more consistent. Other changes would include updated sliders, buttons,
and controls that are found throughout Windows and its apps.
Moreover, Microsoft is working on improving its tablet mode
experience, which is focused on how devices like the company’s Surface line
switch between mouse / trackpad usage and touch-based interactions.
Microsoft has indicated a renewed interest in Windows, which
is the reason why it has worked a lot on Windows 10X, along with releasing the new Windows
10 icons a year ago, and bringing some minor changes to the Start menu.
Since Windows has observed a significant rise in usage due
to the pandemic, it looks like Microsoft may be finally ready to roll out the
UI changes that it has been promising for years.