According tomedia reports, Windows 10 Build 20161 has been released to testers on the development channel of the Windows Insider project. It is reported that the preview version includes the start menu appearance of the line and some adjustments to the notification behavior and taskbar under certain configurations. Microsoft says the redesigned Start Menu won’t immediately appear on every Windows insider, but it’s rolling it out to testers.
It is reported that the new design of the start menu has not changed much, but Microsoft is doing more work on it.
According to information obtained bymedia Windowslatest, Microsoft wants to make Windows 10’s interface look cleaner and more unified. Microsoft is also testing other UI changes internally to align the operating system with Windows 10X, the new operating system for dual-screen and screen hardware.
Microsoft has no plans to make a radical design change to the operating system. In the future, users will wait for minor changes in OperationCenter, taskbar, and File Explorer.
To make the system look more unified, Microsoft is adjusting the Start menu to remove the mixed colors. Live Tiles is still part of the operating system, but static tiles will now provide the same color background for the appearance of a light or dark theme.
This new experience, called Theme Sense tiles, removes the colored backplane from the app icon and uses a transparent, bright, dark, or protruding backplane.
The screenshot above compares the default appearance of the Start menu. As you can see, Microsoft has also removed the icon background from the recent app list to make the overall look cleaner.
The new Start menu will emphasize the Fluent Design language, which can be found in the modern realm of the operating system.
These changes are good and more noticeable when applying accents to the start menu.
It’s worth noting that the new Start menu isn’t tied to any particular version of Windows 10, and perhaps it will be released with Windows 10 21H1, as this year’s second update should be a minor improvement and quality improvement.