Microsoft revealed a new expression of Windows 10 at today's Surface event, called Windows 10X. This new version of Windows is optimized to work with dual-screen devices, such as Surfaces Neo and Duo, also announced at the same event.
– Microsoft Surface (@surface) October 2, 2019
Windows 10X was introduced in conjunction with the new Surface Neo, the dual-screen device from Microsoft, and presumably will also work with the Surface Duo phone, also revealed at the event. According to Microsoft, it allows all applications to take full advantage of both screens or, as they say, "to drive a new era of productivity and creativity on two screens."
Applications can be "encompassed" on two screens, optimizing the design to work on both. It will also redistribute the design according to the orientation of the screen. Each time you open an application, it will fit the screen you used to invoke it, but if you drag the application to the division between the two screens, it will automatically extend across both screens. The start menu is also new. It has an attractive search bar and a selection of anchored applications, and can be opened from any screen.
Windows 10X also resets as you manipulate the screens; for example, it will recognize the Surface keyboard when you place it on one. of the screens. When you do this, turn the part of the screen that is not covered by the keys into a "Wonderbar," which includes a touch panel.
We did not get a release date in Windows 10X, but presumably it will be available. Holidays 2020, at the same time as Surface Neo and Duo. Microsoft also said they want to put it in the hands of developers as soon as possible.
Check out all the news from today's Microsoft Surface event here.