Windows 10’s iconic Start Menu will get a fresh redesign

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
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Back in 2019, Microsoft revealed that they might be abandoning the live tiles design for their Start Menu. However, a Windows Insider Webcast from the Windows Design Team made it clear that this is no longer true, and the feature is here to stay.

As such, Microsoft has already started rolling out new icon designs, and has revealed a new look for their Start Menu.start menu tiles

The new design emphasizes color balance

As you can notice, the Start Menu features a new Light and Dark design. Additionally, this new Start Menu isn’t much different from the current version of Windows 10 when it comes to the layout and overall format.

However, the most noticeable difference is the new color palette choices, as now tiles no longer seem randomly colored just for the sake of a more lively look.

This allows the icons to blend in nicely with the acrylic effects delivered by Fluent Design.

As stated by the Microsoft Team in the podcast:

The idea is to visually unify the Start menu, [from] a somewhat chaotic color, to something a bit more uniform,

This entire batch of changes is nothing more than the culmination of plans that have been set in motion for a few months now, and users seem to be very impressed by the new design.

Unfortunately, there is no word regarding when this transition to the new design will finalize.

However, given how nicely the end product looks, users are most likely willing to wait a bit longer as long as they know they will be getting a great change.

What’s your take on this new design concept? Let us know what other improvements you may be expecting by leaving us a message in the comments section below.


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