Show Nadella during his performance in Ignite According to committed Twitter users Images from Surface Studio showing a new Windows cover. In this case, various elements of the user interface practically “float” on the desktop, the taskbar, no longer touching the edges of the screen, especially catches the eye.
Floating taskbar and system tray icons at the top of the screen
In addition, the icons usually found in the system tray, time, and other tray items have been moved to the top of the screen, where they are basically similar to what smartphone users are familiar with from iOS or Android devices. So far, Microsoft hasn’t commented on this topic, so it’s unclear if this is a new interface concept or an accidentally released mockup.
Satya Nadella demonstrated the interface concept during the keynote Ignite
The “floating crust” isn’t entirely new, because testers from windows 11 They were able to access the more almost floating taskbar in pre-release versions of the operating system a few months ago. At the time, a well-known representative of the company claimed that it was just a glitch. So Brandon LeBlanc explained, who works as a senior software manager at Microsoft, says that there are some bugs in versions prior to the current version of Windows 11 that change the appearance of the user interface in different ways. She said at the time that it was not a planned change or something she was currently A/B testing for.
Microsoft is always testing different concepts in terms of booting Windows and changing the interface in certain situations on a small scale. As mentioned earlier, the company has yet to comment on the floating taskbar, although it was quite surprising to see such a clear design concept in a keynote by the CEO.
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