Microsoft has come a very long way, and it has released the technical preview for Windows 10; yes you’ve heard it right the new release of windows is Windows 10 not 9 and if you’re wondering where Windows 9 went then you should join the Windows speculation club. Rumour has it, the person that decided on the latest Windows version couldn’t count to ten properly…
The technical preview is free to download (yes you’ve heard that right again, it’s free) for anyone who wants to join the beta program. We covered how to download and install Windows 10 in our previous article. The technical preview of Windows 10 comes with tons of features that are totally new to windows users and we shall dive in each one of them thoroughly in their own posts, this post wil concentrate on the start menu.
The new start menu is new for both windows 7 and windows 8 users, if you’re a windows 8 user then you know (and of course felt the pain) that the start menu was absent from that release of windows. That has caused much complains from the entire Windows community and if you’re a windows 7 user then the new start menu will be totally new for you. Without speaking too much about the past, lets get on with the new start menu.
The New Windows 10 Start Button
Point One: You can access the start menu from the same old position (the bottom left hand corner) by clicking the start icon.
Point Two: The start menu is now divided into two major parts; the regular start menu and the tiles section.
Point Three: The regular start menu section is divided into four sub sections; The user’s section, as seen below; where the user can (restart, shut down and sleep) the PC.
The recently opened applications as seen below, this section also has the file explorer, documents, PC settings, and photos section.
The App drawer; in this section you can go to the installed applications on your computer as usual.
The last section is the search section where you can search for anything on your computer.
Point Four: The tiles section of the start menu has tiles to applications like the calendar, music, OneDrive and many other applications, you can always pin and unpin applications from the tiles menu by simply right click them then unpinning as seen below.
You can also uninstall an app from the tiles section in the start menu by simply, right clicking it then selecting uninstall. You can select the size of the tile by right clicking it and then selecting the size you want.
Finally you can select the location of the tiles in the tile menu by simply dragging and dropping it where you want. That was a first look at the totally new start menu in Windows 10 technical preview.