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Windows 10 build 10056 brings back the resizable Start menu

In the recently leaked Windows 10 build 10056 Microsoft has made significant changes to the Start menu. Now it is resizable once again as it was in the earlier builds, and finally allows the user to turn off the transparency. Let's see how it looks and works.

Instead of writing in detail about how it works, I created a video which demonstrates the resizable Start menu in action. Even for the small screen of my VirtualBox machine, this feature is useful. See:

Besides allowing resizing from the borders, the Start menu can now be opaque without using third party tools or Registry editing. There is a new option in the Personalization section of the Settings app. It allows you to turn off the transparency with a single click:
disable start menu transparency windows 10
What are your impressions about these changes? Do you feel the Start menu is really improved or do you think it is merely different and not an actual improvement over the good old Start menu from Windows 7? Maybe you prefer the Start screen of Windows 8 for tablets?

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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.

3 thoughts on “Windows 10 build 10056 brings back the resizable Start menu”

      1. It’s not easy as you said. There are hundreds of users experienced the same problem, and hundreds of solutions have been advices.
        E.G:
        http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_desktop/start-menu-doesnt-open-in-windows-10-tech-preview/3edf2294-7b5c-4b48-88ea-9bed66f0538b
        I’ve tried many solutions but There’s no exact solution yet..
        Regards,

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