Microsoft is finally working on a brand new Share UI for Windows 10, replacing the old Windows 8 Share UI that came before it. The new UI has been in the works internally at Microsoft for some time, and Insiders can now test it out by enabling a new registry tweak on the latest Insider Preview builds.
First spotted by MSPU, the new UI looks much more at home on Windows 10 compared to the old Share UI, which was simply untouched from Windows 8, even utilising the same animations and screen positioning that the old Windows 8 charms bar used. The new UI sits in the middle of the screen, with an option to get more apps that can be shared to from the Store, as well as a new option called Near Share.
This Share UI will replace the old one entirely, so whenever you hit the share option within an app, this new UI will appear rather than the old one, which makes sense. If you're using Windows 10 build 14971 or above, you can try out an early version of this Share UI by enabling a registry hack. Here's how you do it.
- Launch the Registry Editor (Type regedit.exe in Start)
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SharePlatform (You may need to create the "SharePlatform" key)
- In the SharePlatform key, right click and create a new DWORD 32-bit value called "EnableNewShareFlow"
- Set that data value to 1
And that's all, now restart your machine and the next time you share something from within an app, the newer UI will be displayed.
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