Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 in 7 days and the company will continue to release new updates to the OS in the coming months. Although Windows 10 adds a lot of new features, the OS will not be coming with some features that were loved by users in Windows 8/8.1. One of the features that Microsoft isn’t adding to Windows 10 is the ability to sync the start screen and apps between your Windows devices.
As you may know, the new Windows 10 Start Menu is based on XAML and it’s being supported by a couple of new APIs that are only available on Windows 10, which could be one of the main reasons why Microsoft isn’t adding the sync feature to the start screen. In a statement to the folks over at WinSuperSite, Microsoft’s spokesperson confirmed that start menu and app sync support isn’t coming to Windows 10:
“With Windows 8.1 and initial Windows 10 feedback we found that customers typically want to personalize the Start layout to match the device they are using. With the new Windows Store, scalability of universal Windows apps is fully supported across all of your devices. This means that customers can get their apps and settings available across all of their devices and still create custom Start tile layouts that make the most sense for each device and screen size.”
Now, as Microsoft is saying, the company isn’t adding the feature to Windows 10 as there will be a lot of devices with different sized screens and it may cause the start menu to look bad on some devices. So, for example, if you’ve a 10-inch tablet and get a device with 12″ or bigger display in the future, the start menu may look bad on the bigger display. To be honest, this isn’t really a major issue and I think that Microsoft should add an option/toggle to enable this feature for the users who want to sync their start screen between their devices. What do you think? Discuss in the comment section below!