Home World Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Start menu design and other news

bannerebay

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Start menu design and other news

by ace

Microsoft made this week available to participants of the Windows Insider Program who chose the distribution channel Dev Windows 10 build 20161. A highlight in this new test version of the operating system is the new design of the Start menu.

News

Feature allows the video card itself to manually manage the computer’s VRAM

Users can switch between the different distribution channels – Dev, Beta and Launch Preview – by accessing the area dedicated to the Windows Insider Program in the Windows 10 Settings application. These channels were previously known as Fast Ring, Slow Ring and Release Preview.

According to Microsoft, the new Windows 10 Start menu design removes solid colored backgrounds from icons and applies a transparent background to provide a uniform look. It works well in both light and dark mode for the operating system.

Reproduction / Microsoft


Reproduction / Microsoft

For those who want a more colorful look for the Start menu, it is first necessary to enable dark mode and then use the option highlighted below:


Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen


Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

Continues after advertising

For those who usually use the keyboard shortcut Alt + Tab to switch between different windows and open programs, with this trial version of Windows 10 the open tabs of the Microsoft Edge browser will also appear in the list. It is important to note that this is currently only available to a limited number of participants in the Windows Insider Program and requires Microsoft Edge v83.0.475.0 or later offered through Dev and Canary channels.

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Start menu design and other news
Reproduction / Microsoft

Windows 10 build 20161 now offers a more personalized taskbar for new users. For example, if the user logs into Windows 10 with the same account with access to Xbox Live, the taskbar will display related shortcuts. It is important to note that this experience is limited to the creation of new Windows accounts or first logon scenarios. Microsoft will not change the taskbar layout on existing accounts.


Reproduction / Microsoft

Another novelty introduced in this trial version of Windows 10 now allows the user to click a button to copy certain information from the PC in the Settings application. To do this, just click on the buttons highlighted in the image below.

Microsoft is also continuing its efforts to migrate options from the classic Control Panel to the Settings application. Links in the operating system that previously redirected the user to the System page of the classic Control Panel will now redirect to the corresponding pages in the Settings application.


Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

In addition to the news mentioned above, Windows 10 build 20161 brings fixes for multiple bugs. The list includes one that causes certain applications and games to experience errors during startup or not install correctly, one that prevents the Microsoft Edge browser from being able to access certain websites when the Microsoft Defender Application Guard security feature is enabled, one which causes the logout process to take longer than normal, one which causes the PC restore feature to display an error when launched from the Settings application and one which makes certain Bluetooth devices no longer display their battery levels in the Settings app.

The list of known issues in this test version of the Microsoft operating system includes one that causes the operating system to display a screen with the error HYPERVISOR_ERROR, one that makes the process of installing a new build of the operating system appear to hang for several minutes, one that causes Notepad to be unable to reopen files that were automatically saved during system restart (if this option was enabled in the settings) and one that causes Task Manager to display CPU usage as 0.00 GHz on the Performance tab.

Continues after advertising

Via: The Verge Source: Microsoft

bannerebay

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More