Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Apr 2016 21:57 UTC

At its Build developer conference a few weeks ago, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a major update for Windows 10 due this summer. One of its biggest aspects was substantially reworked and improved pen support ("Ink" in Microsoft terminology) intended to make pen applications easier to find and use and to make stylus use more powerful. A new Windows build that provides the first access to these new features, version 14328, has just been promoted to the fast ring.

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RE: A new Start Menu?
by grahamtriggs on Sat 23rd Apr 2016 08:35 UTC in reply to "A new Start Menu?"
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It's a minor change. And looks to be a useful improvement.

Right now, the start menu wastes a significant amount of space, whilst "hiding" all programs.

Here, you've still got quick access to power and setting via the icons above the start button, you've still got most used apps at the top of the list. But then you get all of the apps without having to click another button.

Making changes like the start screen are jarring for users familiar with the old menus. But familiarity shouldn't make them completely above tweaking in new releases.

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