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 Experiences team.
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.