Will Microsoft Release A New Start Menu In Upcoming Anniversary Update?

Will Microsoft Release A New Start Menu In Upcoming Anniversary Update?
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As part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is all set to upload a new design for the Start Menu. The software giant, however, announced that Windows testers will first give their reviews, only then will the new feature be released.


After ditching the Start Menu in Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to reintroduce the classic menu with new changes to Windows 10. Time and again, Windows users have manifested their views on the slightest changes to the operating system. Hence, the Redmond-based techno giant is determined to test the new Start Menu design and then launch it in the market.

According to the new design changes, the Start Menu will show the All Apps list by default in Windows 10. ZDnet notes that this will make it way easier for users of Windows 10 PCs to get access to the apps and their functions without too many clicks and scrolling.

What might draw major attention is a new hamburger menu positioned on the left top side of the screen, which is adjacent to Most Used app list. Microsoft had initially unveiled static images of the UI, which raised confusions among Windows users. To ease the matter, Microsoft engineer, Jen Gentleman, posted a GIF of the proposed changes.

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Some other minor changes are also included to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Also read this). These include Settings and Power icons located into a side bar underneath File Explorer. The Anniversary update will be released in June or July. Till then, you will have to wait for the proposed changes to Start Menu.

There will be another major update that will make it easier for third-party developers to use Windows Hello, which is the biometric authentication feature. This will help users to navigate Windows Ink and Cortana more easily, according to reports by ValueWalk.  While the modification is undergoing testing procedures, anyone can give their feedback here.

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