Fans had been demanding it for long- a single and unified place for all Windows notifications. If the latest leaked Windows 9 video is true, it looks that this wish is soon going to be fulfilled. Although the Windows 9 release date is probably going to be in 2015 Spring, many leaks have already started circulating on the internet.
A video was posted on YouTube by WinFuture shows a unified notification center which appears in the lower right of the screen when the user clicks a taskbar button. The notification center seems to work in concurrence with Windows’ existing “toast” notifications and lets the user view a rollup of recent notifications from all apps.
The centralized notification system is not much different from the notification systems in the Android, iOS and OS X. The center arranges the notification apps and lets the user scroll down to view more notifications. A single click will enable the user to dismiss all notifications with a single click. Users can also dismiss notifications one by one.
The video is one more in a number of leaks pertaining to Windows 9, Microsoft’s next iteration of its Windows OS for desktop. Earlier on Friday WinFuture had shown another video which showed multiple desktops built in to Windows 9.
There are a lot of unanswered question which remains even after the leaking of this video. For example it is not clear how much control, the user has about what appears in the notification center, or how many notification it shows etc. It seems that users will not have to wait for long to know this since Microsoft is releasing a Technical Preview of Windows 9—or whatever Microsoft decides to call it—in the next month or two.