Windows 10's desktop-to-tablet UI switching features could see public testing in a few months
Microsoft will give the many public testers of the Windows 10 Technical Preview a chance to check out its "Continuum" desktop-to-tablet UI switching feature sometime in late 2014 or early 2015, according to statements made by company executive Joe Belfiore to reporters and analysts at TechEd Europe today.
Microsoft demoed how Continuum will work as a video mockup as part of its first Windows 10 press event in late September. Basically, it's been made for 2-in-1 devices like the Surface Pro 3 or the new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro so users can quickly switch from the desktop UI when using a physical keyboard to the touchscreen based Modern interface when the keyboard is detached or flips around the screen.
Belfiore showed off some new trackpad features in Windows 10 during his keynote address today that will be made available to Windows 10 Insider testers in the next build of the preview, which will have the version number 9865.
Continuum is just one of several new features planned for the Windows 10 Technical Preview. What else do you want to see Windows do to make things easier for convertible users?
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By Jez Corden
The rest of the changes do look awesome though.