Over the last three years, Microsoft has invested a lot of time and effort into Windows 10 and over that time they have also chosen to deprecate or remove multiple elements of the OS. You can see a summary of the documented history for the last three feature updates at the links below:
- Windows 10 Creators Update – Version 1703
- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – Version 1709
- Windows 10 April 2018 Update – Version 1803
For all that’s been added or enhanced in Windows 10, I think there are still some enhancements that are missing from Windows 10 — and some of those elements used to be available to us.
Here is my current list of what I still would like to see added to Windows 10.
Live Tiles on the Desktop
Remember the widgets we used to be able to install on the Windows 7 desktop to provide is live/updated data on various system services? Wouldn’t it be great to have the ability to place these Live Tiles on the desktop like those old widgets? Two benefits would be the ability to see at a glance what might be happening with that app displayed on the Live Tile plus it is a handy shortcut for opening the app.
True, in Windows 10, some of that functionality was moved to Live Tiles, but they are hidden behind a start button that then displays the Start Menu and those Live Tiles. At this point, you can now see the latest information from your apps that support the Live Tile on Windows 10.