The Windows 10 Start Menu: Unveiled

Windows users since the beginning of Windows have had a Start Menu to use, and has allowed them to navigate through the Windows environment with ease. With Windows 8 thogh that changed, and Microsoft is making amends to their decision to delete it, and has mad Windows 10 a new Start Menu.

The Windows 10 Start Menu is a brand new Start Menu, and one that users will take sometime to get adjusted to. It not only has the traditional Start Menu that most classic Windows users are used to, but brings in the tiled interface of Windows 8 to make a true multimedia Start Menu for Windows 10.

Microsoft Windows 10 Gives Users A New Start Menu

The Left Pane

With the new Windows 10 Start Menu, the Start Menu can be broken down into two different sections, the left pane and the rest. The left pane is where most of the classic Start Menu programs and shortcuts that users are used to will reside. This is brought back to Windows following its removal from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

The left side of the Start Menu is almost identical to the Windows 7 Start Menu, so most users will be happy with it. It does have a revised power button placement to the top, and pins for documents, pictures, and files are on the left. This move to pin everything on the left gives room for the right side, which has live tiles.

Microsoft Lets Users Pin Programs To Start Menu With Windows 10

The Live Tiles

Where the Windows 10 Start Menu will differ is on the right side of the Start Menu. This side has been dedicated for live tiles, and initially, Microsoft had dedicated live tiles for programs like Skype, Mail, Store, and others. Users will be able to pin any program to this Start Menu, and ones supporting live tiles will roll out when it launches.

The live tiles of Windows 10 allows for total customization, and allows for users to move around tiles and move it around at their will. This amount of customization will be different to those not ready for the new look, but the colorful and multimedia appearance of the Windows 10 Start Menu should please those looking for a new Windows 10 user experience.

The Windows 10 Start Menu is awesome. The customization and live tiles make it worth upgrading for if you love Windows.

Published: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 Last Modified: November 12, 2014

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