Microsoft is coming up with changes in Windows 10 including the Start menu design, the Alt-Tab, and the likes of the taskbar, notification, and Settings app.
Microsoft has already shipped the new Start menu to the Windows 10 testers. The company stated, “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.” Hence, you’ll see a reduction in color atop clean look, particularly the tiles for intuitive app navigation.
Coming to the Alt-Tab, Microsoft stated, “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.” But you can always opt back to the earlier Alt-Tab and vice-versa. The company could actually ship it to default in the next major Windows 10 update.
Microsoft is also bringing a much-personalized taskbar — Xbox Live users can pin the Xbox app, Android users can pin their mobile phones, and so on, constrained to a new account on your personal computer or the first login.
Notifications get revamped with an ‘X’ at the top right corner (you know why) alongside the Settings app. Now, links that would lead to the ‘system’ under the legacy Control Panel will take you to the ‘About’ page featuring so-called advanced controls similar to the ‘system’. The company even said, “there will be more improvements coming that will further bring Settings closer to Control Panel.”