New Start Menu Search Options in Windows 10

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In addition to new Notification options in Windows 10 Build 18917, the 20H1 branch of the upcoming feature update introduces a few minor improvements made to the search feature of the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with a completely reworked Start menu, which combines Live Tiles introduced in Windows 8 with classic app shortcuts. It has an adaptive design and can be used on displays with various sizes and resolutions.

Starting in Windows 10 May 2019 Update, also known as 'version 1903' and '19H1', the Start menu has got its own process that allows it to appear faster, increases its reliability. Besides that, there are a number of usability improvements made to the Start menu.

Windows 10 Start Menu has Live Tile support for Universal (Store) apps installed on your PC. When you pin such an app to the Start menu, its Live Tile will show dynamic content like news, weather forecast, images and so on. For example, you can add a useful data usage Live Tile.

Starting in build 18917, which represents the upcoming 20H1 branch of Windows 10, the Start menu includes a new "Search" section in the top left corner. It includes the line of text "Start typing to search", and includes shortcuts for search for web results, apps, and documents. The "Start typing to search" hint tells the user that he or she can start searching by directly typing right in the Start menu pane, without opening a separate search flyout from the taskbar.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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