First Look: Continuum / new Start Screen in Windows 10 build 9879 (video)

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Start Screen Windows 10

Microsoft recently released a new preview build which has the (very) bare bones of what appears to be the new Continuum mode / Start Screen which was demoed in concept back in September. This very early version of the Start Screen reveals a new tile size and more.

For the record, this isn’t enabled by default, and rightly so.

The new Start Screen has a very interesting new tile size, being the normal “wide” size but instead of it being along, it’s down. Since this is an early pre-release version, we assume we’re not seeing the entire picture, meaning there’s probably more to these sizes than meets the eye.

Since this version of the Start Screen is so buggy, we were unable to make it full screen (the full screen button doesn’t work), so as you can see from the screenshot/video, it’s the Start Screen, but in Start Menu form.

We’ve made a quick hands on video of the new Start Screen which you can view below. Considering this is pre-release software, everything seen in this post and in the video does not represent the final product. Microsoft is expected to talk more about the touch-side of Windows 10 in early 2015.