Lately, there have been a lot of rumors and leaks about Microsoft reviewing the iconic Windows 10 Start menu and now the company has officially shown what is working. During the Windows Insider podcast, Microsoft announced changes to the Start menu, which was designed to “visually distinguish the Start menu from something that has a chaotic color and something more uniform”. Basically, it looks like Microsoft has found the current Windows 10 Start menu too busy, so it’s looking for a smoother, easier-to-use look and easier app location.
One of the biggest changes to the Windows 10 Start menu will be that it will become Live Tiles. They were included in Windows 10 from the start and are animated app icons that provide extra information, depending on the app they represent. While they are useful on mobile devices with limited screen space (such as smartphones, because Live Tiles originated on the damn Windows Phone operating system), they left the Windows 10 Start menu confused and confused.
Few applications still use Live Tiles, which has led to rumors that Microsoft was preparing to discard them altogether. From what Microsoft has displayed in the new Windows 10 Start menu, it looks like Live Tiles will be replaced by static icons using Microsoft’s new Smooth Design style. However, Microsoft wanted to point out that Live Tiles will not yet die and that “those who appreciate Live Tiles will be able to continue to do so”.