Microsoft accidentally reveals redesigned Windows 10 Start menu

Microsoft’s iconic Start menu is a bone of contention for fans since Windows 10 released, prompting the software giant to survey its testers specifically on the User Interface (UI) feature.

The outcomes of that survey could mean a new look and layout of the Windows 10 Start menu, as a leaked test version of the operating-system discovered by The Verge shows a complete redesign.

Build 18947 from the Windows 10 operating system was accidentally given to testers in the Windows Insider program who were using 32-bit systems – this particular build was just meant for internal staff focusing on Xbox development.

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As mentioned, the leaked build contains a new stripped-back Start menu design, as observed in the above mentioned tweet from Twitter user @NTAuthority. The redesign eliminates Windows 10 Live Tiles – a rather contentious feature seemingly brought to make the UI more friendly for tablets and touchscreen devices.

Since January we’ve heard word that Windows Lite will adopt such a design, with a more minimalistic method of compete with Google’s ChromeOS, even though this isn’t an official announcement from Microsoft, it could be indicative of the stylistic direction the organization will take.