19 May 2021
Microsoft is well-known to be working on the next major Windows 10 update that will arrive in H2 2021. It is internally codenamed to be "Sun Valley" and will bring major user interface overhauls. One such UI change related to Action Center has surfaced in a new leak shared by Windows Latest, an online publication.
There is a major user interface redesign lined up for Windows 10 Action Center. This new interface has been borrowed from Windows 10X, a special version of the operating system that has now reportedly been canceled. It was previously reported that the team is now thinking of importing various Windows 10X features to the main Windows 10 operating system. The newly leaked Action Center is a result of one of those decisions.
The report is quick to clarify that the leaked image is a screenshot of the new UI and not a mockup. One of the significant changes is the ability to swipe up and down to make the Action Center visible and hide. There is an animated GIF that shows the mechanism in action and one can see that the whole animation is very smooth.
Other noteworthy UI differences include rounded corners. This is a visual change that is expected to become visible across various aspects of Windows 10 including dialog boxes. We can expect more such leaks to surface online as we will get closer to the release timeline of the next major update. We will make sure to keep you posted about all the new developments.