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.
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.
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.
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?