Microsoft to remove Live Tiles from Windows 10 19H2


Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Initially introduced in 2010, Live tiles were an innovative approach by Microsoft at that time. Users and other tech companies love this unique interface paradigm among the old widgets and icons interface. After the years of glory, it seems that Live tiles creation is soon going to meet the end in October this year.

In the upcoming Windows 10 19H2 OS version scheduled for release in October 2019, Windows will no longer feature the old Live tiles startup menu.

Live tiles will be replaced with a new startup menu that will reportedly contain a list of all the recently worked on documents, opened projects and the list of installed applications. From this perspective, this is a good strategy because apps can be recovered immediately.

Rumors also suggest the icons of Timeline or File Explorer will shift towards the right.

Why use Live tiles when you’ve got the Action Center?

Built-in 2010 with Windows Phone 7, live tiles were designed to notify the users about the recent emails, photos and updates from the third party platforms. However, Microsoft almost neglected Live tiles in recent Windows version.

It’s been a very long time since the company implemented any changes to this feature except some customizing options and alternations in the size of tiles.

However, we kind of expected Microsoft to remove live tiles due to a series of disadvantages. Besides, Live tiles may also slow down app launching. Not to mention that the Windows Action Center works better when it comes to displaying notifications.

But before Windows 19H2 lands, we’ll all get the chance to test Windows 10 19H1 in April.

Do you have any expectations from 19H1 or 19H2? If yes, why not share with us in the comment section below.

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