The biggest design problem with Windows 10 is consistency, such as the appearance of various context menus that have so far been slow to unify. Windows 10 was released in 2015, and nearly five years later, the company has begun to create a new look for the increasingly dominant PC operating system, with the immediate priority of creating a more stylish look for the start menu.
The new Start Menu, which is expected to arrive next year, will continue to retain Live Tiles, with a background that matches the light or dark themes. It’s worth noting that while Live Tiles is about to continue to survive, Microsoft intends to make major changes to it, in contrast to the original concept of Live Tiles, which was introduced when Windows 10 was released.
In the screenshot below, Microsoft demonstrates the start menu for Windows 10 to turn off Live Tiles. Currently, if you close the live tile in the Start menu settings page, the app will have only solid blocks left. In the next Start menu upgrade, Live Tiles disappears into the background, while those Fluent Design-style app icons appear in the middle of the tile, technically providing better support for system-wide shading patterns, which can still be used if the app has Live Tiles support.
The new Start menu features a translucent block app icon that Microsoft has modified, and there’s still a list of recent apps on the left side of the Start menu, but there are several adjustments to the user interface.
For example, in a new Start menu upgrade, the app icon is now next to its app name, not within a block or block.
It’s worth noting that the screenshotabove was shared on Facebook by Microsoft 365 and does not represent a design that will be available soon after the Windows 10 feature upgrade.
Microsoft is currently exploring the redesign for Windows 10’s start-up menu, which is likely to appear in previews later this year or next year, with a new UI makeover designed to turn color tiles into “unified,” whether in light or dark mode.
A more stylish and streamlined start menu, and the new icon is a big step forward. The revamp of the Start menu will also bring Windows 10’s desktop interface into line with Microsoft’s Windows 10X.