Back in 2017, Microsoft accidentally showed off Control Center on Windows 10 in a blog post and it was recently spotted in Screen Sketch app store listing. According to a patent application that was filed in January 2017, and published last week, Microsoft might be still working on Control Center.
Control Center on Windows 10 would be accessible with a taskbar ‘gear’ icon and just like the current Action Center, it will also allow users to enable features like WiFi, Bluetooth, brightness control, battery saver, airplane mode and night light. Unlike Action Center, Control Center is more straightforward and these buttons can be entirely customized.
A new patent published last week shows off the alleged Windows 10 Control Center features.
“A method for moving an interface control includes displaying, via a graphical user interface of a computing display, an interface control having a first appearance at a first interface surface of the graphical user interface. Via a computing device operatively coupled to the computing display, a user input to move the interface control to a second interface surface is received. Upon receiving the user input, the interface control is displayed with a second appearance at the second interface surface. Based on displaying the interface control at the second interface surface of the graphical user interface, display of the interface control at the first interface surface is discontinued. The interface control provides a first level of functionality when displayed at the first interface surface and a second level of functionality when displayed at the second interface surface,” Microsoft explains.
so… is this a patent for control center ? pic.twitter.com/NRQPr8IDVB
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) July 20, 2018
If the Control Center is indeed in the works, it should make its debut for Windows Insiders sometimes soon. It is, however, worth noting that Control Center won’t arrive until Windows 10 Redstone 6 release.