Microsoft Is Beta Testing A New Look In The Windows 10 Start Menu

You may get a new-look Start Menu in Windows 10 as the company has recently teased a new theme which indicates that the new Start Menu design will be transparent. The company has made significant visual changes to Start Menu in the recent Insider Preview Build of the Windows 10 operating system.

The Build 20161 of the Windows 10 operating system on the Dev Channel introduces theme-aware tiles in the Windows 10 Start Menu. The Start Menu has been freshened up with a streamlined design in which the solid color back-plates behind logos of applications in the list have been removed. Now, Microsoft has applied a uniform background to the tiles which is partially transparent.

Additionally, the new design also works with dark mode as well as light theme. However, you can still improve the final look by applying an accent color to the Start Menu. For this, you will have to initially turn on the dark mode. Then, navigate to Settings, and click on the Personalization section. Now, tap the Color option and you will see an option that says ‘Show accent color on the following surface.’ Enable this option for Start, taskbar, and action center.

Other new features introduced in this update include the ability to Alt-Tab between applications and sites while you are using the Edge browser on your PC. Now, you can flick through all open tabs alongside open applications. However, you can still choose to change the settings back to the ‘classic’ Alt-Tab experience.

The company has decided that it will evaluate the performance of individual default properties by monitoring diagnostic data as well as user feedback. This will help the company to offer a cleaner, more personalized, and amazing experience to users when comes to the Windows 10 Taskbar. For instance, the default applications pinned to the Windows 10 Taskbar will be changed for new accounts dependent on whether you have linked an Android smartphone or an Xbox Live account.

Lastly, it has also been seen that the company is improving the notifications in Windows 10. In the new updates, the company has added the logo of application to the top left corner which will allow you to easily see where a specific notification came from. Microsoft is also improving Settings. Now, the information you usually find in the System page of the Control Panel is being moved to the About page in the System option of Settings.

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