Microsoft Exploring Tweaked Start Menu Design in Windows 10

Posted on March 4, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 32 Comments

Microsoft could be introducing new updates to Windows 10’s Start Menu design in the near future. The company recently introduced a new iconography design for Windows 10 that features a really colourful, vibrant look as opposed to the monochrome design we have seen before.

With the new design, the Windows 10 Start Menu does not look its best because of the coloured icons as well as the accent colours on the live tiles. Microsoft is now exploring a new design that could address that problem.

In the latest Windows Insider webcast (around 47 min), Microsoft employees showed off screenshots/mockups of a new design the company is exploring for the live tiles. The new design takes away the “chaotic” look of the current design, getting rid of the accent colours for the live tile backgrounds. For comparison, here is how it looks right now:

Microsoft strongly emphasised that this does not mean that the live tiles in Windows 10 are going away. The design the company is exploring, however, will be for when live tiles are turned off. So yes, it seems like Microsoft is slowly making its way towards the death of live tiles, but it’s not ready to do that just yet. The company’s Windows 10X experience completely takes away live tiles, moving to a new design for the Start Menu, and it’s possible Microsoft will slowly be bringing some of that design to the full-blown Windows 10 experience.

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