Microsoft is looking at bringing battery-saving methods to its range of Windows 10 PCs. As a start, in its Windows 10 Insider Preview, Microsoft is testing a power slider. The slider will let users adjust their battery for better or less performance.
Just a UI element.
The slider is currently only a user interface element for users using the Preview’s 15104 build. Microsoft is looking for feedback on how the slider blends with the rest of the interface before adding the actual functionality. So if you’re on the 15104 build, you can see the slider, you can move it, but it won’t work yet.
Tune in, tune out.
With this adjustable power slider, you can now tune in your PC based on various scenarios. For instance, let’s say you’re a gamer stuck waiting for delayed flight without a power socket nearby. You can adjust the slider and choose a lower performance and get a longer battery life. And once you’re plugged in, you can increase the performance and get the most out of your gaming experience.
Speaking about the feature and battery-saving methods they’re experimenting with,
“We’ll be working with [manufacturers] to determine the best settings for their customers, so they can ship those on new Windows 10 PCs.”
Says Dona Sarkar, a software engineer at Microsoft.