Use Xbox One controller on Windows 10 to navigate Windows
buy controller companion, be happy
I have a win10 box as HTPC in my living room, controller + tablet UI would be perfect for it.
BOB URHED commented
come on microsoft all you do is advertise how great windows 10 is for gaming but i can't launch a game with the microsoft controller you provide
Is there any way to disable this feature? I don't want my controller to be able to navigate any app.
It already works in Groove Music and some other Apps which is awesome, but it would be so much better if you could navigate through the tiles on your start screen and start games directly from there!
I think that what is needed is a program similar to the Steam controller Key-bindings software. Something that would allow the Xbox One or 360 controllers to be used with non controller specific games. Similar to Xpadder or Controller Companion. Something that could be turned on or off, remapped for games and non games alike.
See some examples like XBstart
Or joytokey https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DKP_6W47tMg all of these are good references for what I am trying to suggest but as its third party software it is not integrated with the OS very well and XBstart is still under development for win10 and is programmed by a single person none of these options are a complete solution.
Or when a controller is detected windows could prompt the user with a choice to switch to the full screen start menu and navigate using a controller like steam big picture mode and integrate the on screen keyboard universally with all apps like edge, netflix, YouTube, etc..
When a controller is detected by Windows 10 it should be natively supported to navigate the entire OS, by augmenting the experience by a small amount use the D-pad to highlight icons on the desktop, or navigate to the start menu or live tiles in the start screen use thumb sticks for the mouse pointer
iAmTheWalrus has a good suggestion, and to build on it in tablet mode allow the controller to navigate the start menu and windows 10 (metro?) style apps similar to how it would work on the xbox one
Use the left thumbstick to move the cursor, right thumbstick for mouse wheel up and down, and use the buttons for functions like left click, right click.