Windows 10 to expand touch-optimized context menus to the desktop

Windows 10 adaptive context menu (optimized for touch)

Microsoft is building Windows 10 to be an operating system that adapts to any screen size, while bringing back the familiarity of Windows 7, and another way the company is making Windows more touch friendly is with the addition of adaptive context menu to the desktop.

In Windows 8.1, an earlier version of the operating system, when you right-click the Taskbar, you’ll get the traditional size context menu, however it’s too small to tap with your fingers. In Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9888 and with the introduction of a new modern context menu, Microsoft is making the menu larger if you try to open the menu using touch.

Adaptive context menu in Windows 10

If it looks familiar, well… It should, in Windows 7, Microsoft introduced the same adaptive context menu, but it was limited to the jump list menus. Now Windows 10 will expand the functionality to the desktop.

Although the change is not significant, it’s yet another implementation that will make Windows 10 more user friendly for those using touch or non-touch devices.

If you’re not running Windows 10 build 9888, take a look at the video below to see how the context menu works with mouse and touch. Hopefully, you’ll be able to play with it in the consumer preview of Windows 10 Microsoft will release in January.

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