On Wednesday, Microsoft revealed new looks for the Windows 10 and Xbox start screens: one intentionally, and one inadvertently.
A “canary” everyday build of Windows 10 leaked into the wild on Wednesday, revealing a brand new, spartan Windows 10 Start menu. It does away with the tiled feel and look of the traditional Start menu, and replaces it with a set of icons that look more just like the “Share” option that accompanies a file.
Numerous Twitter customers had captured photographs of the new Start menu. (Sadly, PC World’s Insider machine was offline at the time. Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar, the face of Microsoft’s Insider program, didn’t have an explanation. The corporate later confirmed, however, that an “internal preview construct was unintentionally launched to broader viewers than expected.” Microsoft additionally stated that Insiders might want to use the rollback function to return to an earlier version of Windows 10 by going to Settings > Start > Update & Security > Recovery> Go back to the earlier version of Windows 10.)
Individually, however, Microsoft did verify that changes are coming to the Xbox home display screen. Instead of the “twists” on the prime of the display screen, the place the interface pivots amongst Mixer, Game Pass, the Xbox Community, and the Store, Microsoft has added dedicated buttons that customers must navigate to and click on. The change won’t be well-liked, Rossetti wrote that the brand new options could “change and even come and go” in response to consumer feedback. Microsoft didn’t give a timetable for when it could be rolled out to the Xbox user base at large.