Windows 10 19H2 brings Start Menu redesign featuring static icons & dynamic canvas

Windows 10 Start Menu is all set for redesign featuring dynamic icons. The new Start Menu is expected to be rolled out for Windows 10 19H2 later this year.

The test build has already leaked a glimpse of the significant changes in the Start Menu. The Live Tiles might be either removed or de-emphasized in the upcoming version. While Live Tiles are going to be replaced by static icons. While the visual appearance has been kept the same. It seems like the Redmond giant has been working on the feature for some time now. Initially, it was expected to be a part of Windows Lite OS (Windows 10 version for low-end devices).

While a few of you might consider the redesign to be similar to the one that was introduced by Windows 7 decades ago. The static icons will no longer be available anymore, in the new edition of Windows 10. Its dynamic canvas is now going to feature applications, projects and recent documents. All of these will be synchronized with your device that has been linked with Microsoft’s Cloud Technologies.

The Start Menu is going to be somehow different than its primary workflow, it will only show up a list of all the apps that have been recently used by the user. While there are some major issues are also associated with the idea as well. The users might be annoyed due to the fact that the Start Menu items can’t be found in a fixed location.

Dialogue box

While another enhancement has also been made to the Operating System. A dialogue box will show up as soon as an app has been installed by the user. The user will either be able to “Pin it to the Start Menu” or “launch the program”.  While it is yet to be seen that either the program will automatically be added to the Start Menu or the user will manually have to do that using the dialogue box.

Does the concept sound interesting? I am personally not impressed by the dynamic version of the Start Menu. Share your opinions and ideas in the comments section below.


Kamil Anwar
Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.

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