In earlier builds of Windows 10 such as build 9926, there are 2 Start Menus. One of them which could be activated with a simple Registry tweak and was resizable. The other is the "Continuum" (Tablet Mode) Start menu. But this ability is not present in the freshly leaked Windows 10 build 10036. The previous Registry trick does not work, so you only have the new Start menu, which can be switched to a full screen mode.
The Start Menu is transparent now. The level of the transparency is different for the fullscreen Start menu and for the smaller one.
This is how the smaller Start menu looks:
Let's maximize it using the "Expand Start" arrow in the top right corner:
Now see the transparency level of the expanded Start menu:
There are a few changes to its appearance.
- Icons for items pinned to the top left part are missing now.
- The three Windows Phone-like dots above the tiles group were replaced with horizontal lines. Also, you can grab those lines now with the mouse or touch to move groups:
- Another interesting thing is that you cannot customize the top left area of the Start menu in Windows 10 build 10036. The button to do that is disabled in the Taskbar properties window:
That's it. If you noticed some other change, please let me know via comments. Your impressions about the updated Start menu are welcome.
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