Steve Sinofsky, the brain behind Windows 8 UI design criticizes the leaked Start Menu layout
Earlier this week, Microsoft pushed out an internal Windows 10 build to Windows Insiders by accident. The build 18947 revealed a new Start Menu layout with the absence of Live Tiles. The new change was quickly criticized on variou...
Live Tiles are going away, here’s the new Start Menu design
Early this year, we posted on a rumour that Windows Lite may come without support for Microsoft’s Live Tile system. Later, we reported another evidence indicating that Live Tiles may soon disappear on Windows 10 Start Menu. Tod...
Microsoft creates a separate app for Start menu in Windows 10
In the interest of giving a performance boost to the overall Windows 10 experience, Microsoft created a separate app for the Start menu. Over the last few years, the Windows team fixed a plethora of issues that caused performance ...
I’ll hate if the new Windows 10 19H2 Start Menu looks like this
We have heard that the Windows 10 Start Menu is set for a redesign which will de-emphasize or even remove the Live Tiles, replacing them with static icons. While some may imagine this means going back to the Windows 7 Start Menu,...
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Build 18317 with better font management experience and more
Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18317 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build comes with improved reliability of Start menu, better font management experience and more. Find the full chang...
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Build 18290 with Fluent design for menus in Start and more
Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18290 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build comes with Fluent design for menus in Start, the ability to sync your clock manually and more. Find the full c...
How to backup and restore the Windows 10 Start Menu easily
With Windows 8, Microsoft provided a way for users to back up their start screen and start menu configurations. Come Windows 10, users no longer have that option. Restoring a Windows 10 PC means that you have to build up your Star...
Opinion: Windows 10’s live tiles are vestigial, they need to evolve or die
Windows Live Tiles are one of the more uniquely identifiable features of Windows 10 and Windows Mobile, perhaps it’s time for Microsoft to get rid of them. To briefly recap on the history of tiles, Microsoft first introduce...
Windows 10’s Start Menu is getting transparent tiles with Project NEON in Redstone 3
Back in January, we gave you an exclusive first look at the upcoming UI upgrade for Windows 10, codenamed Project NEON. For the most part, NEON focuses on blur and animations. In fact, parts of Project NEON are already appearing o...
Windows 10 now promotes Microsoft Edge’s features on the Start Menu
Microsoft recently started showing ads on the File Explorer in Windows 10. The company is certainly getting more and more aggressive with ads in Windows 10 lately, promoting things like OneDrive, Microsoft Edge, and other third-p...
How to clear live tile cache data on Windows 10
The Windows Start Screen (Menu) is the pseudo notification center/home screen/app launcher of Windows 10 PCs, hybrids and 2 in 1s. However, like I said when writing a guide about disabling the live tiles, sometimes the Start Scr...