In recent weeks, there have been rumours and screenshots that Microsoft is about to abandon live tiles in Windows 10. But Brandon LeBlanc, senior program manager for the Windows Insider project, said: “The live tile hasn’t gone away, and we don’t have any plans to announce it at the moment. “
In a recent Windows Insider Webcast, members of Windows Insider, including Brandon LeBlanc, talked about thinking about live tiles and start menus. During the live broadcast, the team also showed off a new concept design for the Windows 10 Start menu, which has turned off live tiles.
The new design showcases the new Windows 10 Start menu, with the improved app icon in the middle of the transparent block. On the left side of the Start menu, a list of recently used apps appears, where each application icon is next to its name, rather than including the application icon in squares and squares.
Sources say the concept won’t appear in a recent Update to Windows 10, which refers to a new direction of exploration that helps clean up the Start menu and make it more unified in Light and Dark mode.