The Xbox One dashboard was built with Kinect in mind, from the overall user interface to the basic fundamentals that assign system resources accordingly. Microsoft has slowly been walking back some of those decisions with improvements focused on quick access to features with the controller, but there are still some inherent problems with dashboard performance. It appears that Microsoft is finally about to address the Xbox One dashboard issues.
In a blog post detailing a new Game Mode for Windows 10, Microsoft reveals that it’s not only Windows 10 that’s getting some performance enhancements. “Every Xbox One will see an update coming to the Guide that will make it faster to complete common tasks,” explains Mike Ybarra, head of platform engineering for Xbox. “Through one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you’ll be able to pull up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side of your screen no matter what you’re doing.”