Important news for some of the users who already use Windows 11, the recent Microsoft operating system: it concerns the Start menu, which is made of three
Windows 11 has been a concrete novelty for a short time. Microsoft announced it amidst fans' eager anticipation in the summer, and then made it available (initially for a lucky few) at the beginning of October, but not all the new features of the new operating system from Redmond have been appreciated by fans, especially those that concern the Start menu.
A new approach to the Start menu in Windows 11, about which Microsoft now corrects the pitch with a new feature that is contained in the build 22509 of the Insider program, i.e. the one reserved for those who receive Windows 11 updates provided for the beta channel. In other words, for the moment it's being tested by developers or even Windows users who want to try out the new features of the operating system before others, accepting the risk of having to deal with malfunctions or instabilities that typically can affect beta updates (but not the "stable" ones, i.e. those that Microsoft traditionally distributes to those who don't subscribe to the beta channel).
Windows 11 Start Menu gets three
With the Windows Insider build 22509, several changes have been made to the Start menu, which for obvious reasons is one of the most used elements of Microsoft's operating system by users around the world. The Windows 11 Start menu, thus, gets three presets named Default, More Pins and More Recommendations.
Predefined - it's intuitive - allows you to leave everything unchanged, that is, the Start menu as we know it, while the other two are more interesting. With More fixed apps the user can add more icons, precisely, fixed, in the first view, namely those of the Added area, while More suggestions is a system based on machine learning that goes to give greater visibility to the section Recommended articles as well as files, documents or multimedia content that the system believes may be more useful for the user at that moment.
When the novelty for the Start menu arrives
Windows Insider users can already experience the news with a right-click on the Start button. Whether it will arrive in the stable Windows 11 channel? At the moment it's impossible to say, probably not even Microsoft knows.
It will depend on how the tests at the Insiders will go, during which bugs or malfunctions more or less important may emerge, and the satisfaction of users. After this phase, like any other novelty that ends up in the beta channel, Microsoft will have to decide whether to promote it to the stable channel or give it up.