Charms Bar to be resurrected in Windows 10 Sun Valley?

Posted on Monday, May 31 2021 @ 11:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Last week, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella hyped up the next generation of Windows 10. Now Windows Latest reports the Sun Valley user interface overhaul for Windows 10 may include the return of a feature from Windows 8.

Comeback of the Charms Bar?

The site heard Microsoft is experimenting with a feature called "Windows widgets." At least on the surface, Windows widgets looks a lot like the Charms Bar and Active desktop features from Windows 8. It will slide out from the left side of the screen with a swipe gesture, similar to the Windows 8 Charms Bar:
For those unaware, the Windows 8 Charms bar of the Charms menu allowed users to access Search, Settings, and other portals from anywhere. The Charms menu feature was not well received by PC users since Windows 8’s release in late 2012 and Microsoft ditched it with Windows 10 in 2015.

The Charms bar was removed from all Windows 10 devices; both traditional desktops, and tablets as well. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Microsoft has given up on the idea. The latest leak suggests that a similar feature will be added to Windows 10.
The site says it's still unclear whether this new Charms Bar will make it into the final release of the Windows 10 Sun Valley update. This user interface overhaul will be part of the Windows 10 Fall 2021 update.

Windows 8 style charms bar

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