Windows 10 gets New Start Menu, gets previewed in Build 9926

Windows 10’s start menu has just got better, and it is now included in the just released Windows 10 technical preview build 9926. The new start menu although is not complete yet in terms of coding, but it certainly looks promising and does justice for both tablets and desktops.

The new start menu is built in XAML, which is one type of code developers use to build apps for Windows 10. The advantage in using XAML is the ability to control size and skinning. Therefore, first thing you will notice in the build 9926, compared to previous builds is the new dark color of the start menu. At the top right corner of the start menu a new icon for maximize to full screen is seen now.

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 Start Menu

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 Start Menu

What it does is, it maximizes the start menu size to full screen, great for tablet mode. No doubt Microsoft is now fully focused on 2-in-1 PCs that can be used as laptop or a tablet.

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 Start Menu Full Screen Mode

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 Start Menu Full Screen Mode

The start menu is not fully done yet, as I did notice new customize features in the start menu options, but they are grayed out.


Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 Start Menu Options

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 Start Menu Options

According to Microsoft, the start menu is not done yet. With the foundation of the start menu set with this build, future builds will include several tweaks in the customization department including transparency, colors, drag and drop, Jump Lists, and the ability to resize the Start menu – cool isn’t it?

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.