Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10X will come with a series of exclusive features as compared to the current desktop version of the operating system, and one of them appears to be dynamic wallpapers.
Already available on macOS as one of the highly-praised features, dynamic wallpapers pretty much come down to a desktop background that changes based on a series of factors, such as the time of day.
According to a report from WindowsCentral, this is exactly what Microsoft is aiming for in Windows 10X. The dynamic wallpaper that the company is currently experimenting with uses a mountain-view image that comes with different versions for the morning, afternoon, evening, and night. Clouds also show up occasionally to make the wallpaper feel even more dynamic.
Powering the Surface Neo
Presumably, Windows 10X will use the timing settings and possibly location settings for a more seamless transition from one wallpaper setting to another, albeit this is something that remains to be seen when the OS goes live.
What will be interesting to see is how many such dynamic wallpapers will be included by default. Apple’s macOS comes with limited options in this regard, so most users turn to third-party apps or other tricks to create their own, although it goes without saying that generating a dynamic wallpaper featuring Apple’s craftmanship isn’t something that everyone can do.
Windows 10X is Microsoft’s operating system for dual-screen devices, and it’ll power the Surface Neo coming this holiday. It’s believed Windows 10X would be finalized in the spring, so it can end up powering other dual-screen devices going live before the Surface Neo.
The OS will also come with a series of other new features, including a rebuilt Start menu and Action Center that make more sense on the new form factor. The taskbar will also receive a facelift specifically for Windows 10X.