Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

Rumours have long appeared on the long-form Start Menu, the recent Win10 Dev channel (formerly the “Quick Preview Channel.” As one of the most eye-catching changes in Win10 21H1, many people have been looking forward to it for a long time. With the new version of the start menu officially dropped, there are a few small changes come along. Today the small editor took you to browse, the next generation of Win10 in these forest total changes.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

The rumored new version of Win10 menu is coming (Build 20161)

1.New version of the start menu

The current start menu is the first version of Win10, and although there have been some updates in the middle, the problems have increased as new features have been added. One of the things that has long been a problem is that the tile base color doesn’t go along with the system theme.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

The current start menu leaves a lot of problems, the layout is very messy

Win10 tiles come with a base color that users can modify with Settings-Personalized-Color. But in fact, there are two big problems with this background color, one is that you can’t set it very shallow or very deep, especially when using the Win10 light theme. Another point is that when the Win10 theme is modified, the color of the tile does not change automatically, but requires manual user adjustment.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

The new menu supports automatic matching of win 10 themes

One of the biggest changes to the new Start menu is to make the base color of the tile uniform. The new version has two background colors, light and dark, and can be automatically transformed with the Win10 theme. At the same time, this background color for Win10’s Fluent Design icon also has a good upgrade, good value!

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

New Start menu also supports color customization

In addition to standard light and dark colors, the new Start menu also supports theme color change. As in the current version, turn on Settings-Personalized-Color, change the color mode to Custom, and then change Select Your Default Windows mode to Dark. Next pick a color you like, check the bottom of the “Show theme color in the following areas: ‘Start’ menu, taskbar, and action center”, and the start menu will be completely new in a few moments.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

Color Start Menu Indication (Motion)

In addition to the tile base color, the background color of the program list is also canceled. The overall look more coordinated, especially folders and third-party programs, the visual sense is much better than the current version.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

The new program list also looks more comfortable

Similar changes occur in tablet mode, where tiles can automatically switch based on system themes, and program listings cancel the background color design.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

Effect in tablet mode

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

The program list also eliminated the background color

2Windows 10 21H1: Other improvements

2. Alt-TAB to show open pages

Alt-TAB is used for task switching on a daily basis, but only the limitations of a single program can be displayed, making web browsing not particularly convenient. This feature has been upgraded in the latest Win10 preview. As long as your Edge version number is higher than 83.0.475.0, you’ll see all the open pages after you press Alt-TAB. In order to take care of the usage habits of different users, Win10 also added an option switch in the settings, users can switch back to the original Alt-TAB mode at any time.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

New version of Alt-TAB support shows Edge open web page

3.XBOX Gadget Shop

XBOX has added a gadget store so players can easily have more components to decorate the screen. At the same time, a new “disable click-to-browse” feature has been added to the toolbar, similar to the mouse penetration we normally use, to prevent the game from accidentally clicking on a gadget.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

NEW XBOX GADGET STORE

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

The newly added “No Click Browsing” is useful for gadgets pinned to the screen

The new settings add a gadget transparency slider to make it easier for users to adjust the display of fixed and unfixed gadgets.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

Settings the new gadget transparency slider in the panel

4. Calculator “graphics” officially online

Win10 21H1’s calculator adds “Graphics” mode, which is the first regression of the feature since the v2004 preview. When used, simply enter the equation that requires a solution on the right side of the window and drag the slider to see the solution changes under different values of the equation in graphical mode.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

Calculator’s newly added “graphics” feature

5. More settings incorporated into “Settings”

As the Win10 21H1 approaches, more control panel options are starting to be incorporated into the Settings panel. For example, when you right-clicked the tray network icon, the control panel pops up, and now it’s unified into a settings panel.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

More features are starting to be incorporated into the settings panel

6.More intuitive notification tips

The new version of the notification center has also been further improved, in addition to the addition of intuitive animation introduction, but also some shortcuts directly embedded in the notification panel. For some special notifications, the addition of this feature can be said to greatly save user time.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

More intuitive animation notification tips

7. “Information” is back

In an earlier version of Win10, there was an MSN message that was popular with many people. Later, for a variety of reasons, the module was offline. In this new Win10 Build 20161, a new “information” appears in the start menu.

The new version of The News features a Fluent Design design that combines tablet and PC users with day/night mode. Users can define the content of their home page according to their preferences. However, the module does not currently support live tiles, and the experience has yet to be improved and can only be viewed with a click.

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

New “Information” based on Fluent Design

Start Menu UI Overhaul Windows 10 21H1 New Edition Experience

Day/night mode support

Write at the end

Overall, the new Start menu is the highlight of this update, and with the exception of individual third-party apps such as WPS Office, where some tile matching issues are already looking perfect. Of course, the menu is only the first step, want to quickly capture the user’s heart, followed by explorers, stability, resource consumption and other N-how mountain to move. And according to Microsoft’s consistent efficiency, this “pie” also do not know when to draw …