Microsoft’s Windows platform has come a very long way from back in the early days of Windows 3.1, where the Start Menu has become synonymous with Windows operating systems. Microsoft has made some changes to the design of the Start Menu over the years, most notably in Windows 8 when the company tried (and failed) to do something new and different.
However, it seems that they aren’t quite giving up yet on redesigning the Start Menu because according to the folks at Windows Central, they have managed to get their hands on a leaked Windows Insider build which reveals Microsoft’s potential new plans for a very much revamped Start Menu.
Now, for the most part, the current iteration of the Sart Menu in Windows 10 is still somewhat reminiscent of the previous designs, where it is still quite intuitive to use. However, with the new design, it seems that Microsoft is going for something very different where it largely relies on icons to show apps that are available.
It’s not the prettiest UI we’ve seen, but as Windows Central points out, this leaked build is an internal build from Microsoft and not one that was intended for those part of the company’s Insider program. This means that what we are seeing could be a very early iteration of the design which could either be scrapped or improved upon, but we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, what do you think about it?