Windows 10 is working on the new Start menu that could debut next year. Here are the first images of what it might look like
One of the many projects Windows 10 is working on is the user interface. They've been talking about it for several months now and even Microsoft has assured that the new UI is at the top of the to-do list and that it should arrive in one of the next core updates. It's unlikely we'll see it with the November Update 2020, which as confirmed by several voices will be a simple update to fix bugs and improve system stability. Much more likely, however, that it will arrive next year with the update scheduled between March and May 2021.
Waiting for news a little more in-depth, Microsoft wanted to give a preview of how the new user interface will be publishing images on the Facebook account of Microsoft 365, the productivity suite launched a few months ago.
How will the new Windows 10 Start menu look like
Those who expected a major change will be disappointed: the images show how Microsoft is working in continuity with what is already present now. The Live Tiles, one of the elements most discussed and hated by the Microsoft community, remain, although they will not have the same importance and predominance as in past versions of Windows 10.
In recent years Microsoft has worked constantly to improve the user experience of Windows 10 and the steps forward have been remarkable. But there's still one more step to complete the job. Step that should arrive next year. What will change? We have already mentioned the Live Tiles. They will remain, but the color will adapt to the theme chosen by the user (light or dark) and will not be predominant over everything else. In addition, users will be able to disable the animated effects that are replaced by static icons made following the dictates of "Fluent Design", the style chosen for the new Windows 10 interface.
When will the new Start menu be available
The development of the Start menu has a top priority over everything else, but it still needs some time for everything to be ready. The most likely scenario is that the new Windows 10 interface will be released with the update expected between March and May 2021.