Earlier this year, Microsoft had hinted that it might be refreshing its designs and it looks like they’re on track with their commitments as the new Window 10 was tested today.
“We are freshening up the Start menu with a more streamlined design that removes the solid color backplates behind the logos in the apps list and applies a uniform, partially transparent background to the tiles.” – Microsoft wrote in a blog post.
After this revamping, it seems as if it will be easier to scan through the apps while using them on a daily basis. The start menu option will also be less chaotic than it is now. The color might experience change as well. All in all, it’s going to be a very subtle but much-needed change.
Along with the Start menu, Window 10 will have a changed Alt-Tab.
“Beginning with today’s build, all tabs open in Microsoft Edge will start appearing in Alt-Tab, not just the active one in each browser window.” – Microsoft explained.
This subtle change might surprise the older generation but you can always change it back to the old one which is great.
Certain changes can also be expected with the new Windows 10 build. For example, the default taskbar will be more personalized having the Xbox app for Xbox Live users. However, the existing taskbar layout will stay the same.
Now with notifications, you will have an X in line so that you can quickly dismiss them. Some improvisation can be seen with the Settings app in Windows 10. Furthermore, Microsoft has promised, “there will be more improvements coming that will further bring Settings closer to Control Panel.”