Microsoft may include the new Start menu in next Windows 10 update

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Windows 10 next update me include the new Start menu that has been added in the recent 20H2 version’s insider build

In the previous month, Microsoft said the new release “version 20H2” and announced the release of the first Windows 10 20H2 Insider Build 19042.330 version to Windows Insiders via the new Beta Channel. 20H2 abbreviation means that Microsoft will release Windows 10 20H2 Insider Build 19042.330 version in the second half of 2020.

Windows 10 20H2 is expected to be the next Windows 10 major update with major changes and the new Start menu. The company has added the new features in Windows 10 Preview Build 20161, and after rolling out several builds specifically focused on improvements, bug fixes, and optimizations under the hood.

The most notable update in this insider is that the Start menu has been updated. Specifically, the tiles are now theme-aware which is a further step away from the design language initially introduced in Windows 8.  Well, the newly updated start menu is still undergoing testing and only available to the users that have their systems running on the Windows 10 build 20161.

Build 19042.421 has been deployed to beta channel testers and it comes with the more streamlined design for the Start menu. Microsoft explains: “This refined Start design looks great in both dark and light theme, but if you’re looking for a splash of color, first make sure to turn on Windows dark theme and then toggle ‘Show accent color on the following surfaces’ for ‘Start, taskbar, and action center’ under Settings > Personalization > Color to elegantly apply your accent color to the Start frame and tiles.”

As this feature is only available to the beta channel testers it is not possible for a normal user to use. However, if you want to use it then a tool named ViveTool can be used to manually activate the new Start menu. Read more for enabling the new Start menu.

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