Microsoft is testing new Share UI for Windows 10 Creators Update


After Android introduced a central and systematic sharing interface, most smartphone and mobile operating systems. Later, desktop operating systems adopted the sharing system as well. Microsoft introduced a Share UI with Windows 8, but it wasn’t really all that great. Now, the company is testing a new Share UI for Windows 10, and it will reportedly be released with Windows 10 Creators Update.

According to a report from MSPU, Microsoft has included the new and refreshed Share UI in the latest Insider Preview build (14971 or newer). This new Share UI will replace the older user interface that was introduced with Windows 8. Users can test the new feature by tweaking the registry. The new UI suits better with the overall design of Windows 10. As opposed to the older UI, which revealed itself from the right side of the display, the newer UI appears at the middle. There’s also an option to download more apps from the Microsoft Store that support the Share intent.

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update - New Share UI

If you are running a compatible build of Windows 10 Insider Preview, you can activate the new Share UI by doing the following:

  1. Launch the Registry Editor (Type regedit.exe in Start)
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SharePlatform (You may need to create the “SharePlatform” key)
  3. In the SharePlatform key, right click and create a new DWORD 32-bit value called “EnableNewShareFlow”
  4. Set that data value to 1
  5. Restart the system to see the new Share UI

[Source: MSPU | Via: WindowsCentral]