Windows 10 Lock Screen Could Get Parallax 3D Effects

Microsoft could work on giving the Windows lock screen a new feel in the next version of Windows 10. With the first major change to the lock screen since Windows 8, the support for 3D effects “Parallax” should be loud according to reports, according to a report by Windows Latest.

This means that the Windows lock screen may have a similar movement to perspective zooming that Apple implemented on the home screen and lock screen in iOS and iPadOS. Here, when you rotate your device, the lock screen reacts to your movements with tilt or pan effects. The feature could be powered by accelerometers already found on tablets like Microsoft Surface Pro or other 2-in-1 devices like the HP Specter x360.

Currently unavailable and hidden behind a flag in the latest beta build from Windows Insider Dev. The option can be shown as a check box in Windows 10 settings when Microsoft is ready to test it. It shows up as a “subtle panning effect controlled by the device’s accelerometer”. This means that if you don’t like it or suffer from motion sickness from such movement, you can turn it off and see a static, non-moving image instead.

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This isn’t the only feature Microsoft is working on. Rumor has it that the next version of Windows could also offer the ability to set the Windows Spotlight wallpaper as the desktop background. This spotlight wallpaper is usually a daily image from Bing. Currently, you can use it on your desktop by downloading a separate app. However, if the rumor is true, you will soon be able to run it in the Windows Personalization Settings and Background Pages.

Some other changes could be made to the camera settings in Windows 10. It says you can change settings like the brightness and contrast of your webcam. You may also be able to preview your webcam feed live.

There’s no word yet about when these features might be available to everyone, but since they’re being tested in the dev channel, which isn’t tied to a specific version, there’s no telling. The best choice is the second update for Windows 10 in 2021 with the code name “Cobalt”.

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