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Microsoft shows off new Theme-aware tiles and more heading to Windows 10 Insiders

Recently Microsoft started showed off the new Start menu and now the new Start menu is coming to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel, according to a blog post on Microsoft’s Windows blog page.

While the changes are minimal, most of the changes are in the start menu. Instead of emphasizing the tiles, the tiles now match the Start Menu theme itself, which emphasizes the icons instead.

The design team did show off a ‘Low Touch’ design concept where the Tile’s appearance matches the Light or Dark Theme with the icon being the focal point rather than the Tile itself. Now your Start Menu will not be subject to huge blocks of color you cannot change.

This is the experience users will receive when they (users) switch ‘Live Tiles’ off.

Windows Design Team

ALT + TAB between apps and sites

All tabs open in Microsoft Edge will start appearing in Alt + TAB!

Beginning with today’s build, all tabs open in Microsoft Edge will start appearing in Alt + TAB, not just the active one in each browser window.

A more personalized Taskbar for new users

Tailored default Taskbars for different users.

Instead of having the email app automatically pinned to the taskbar for new users, Microsoft wants to cater toward the individual needs of its users and for those who have Android phones connected to their account, the taskbar would have the “Your Phone” app pinned, or for gamers, there might be the Xbox app pinned to the taskbar.

Improving the tablet experience for 2-in-1 devices

Now in the new build of Windows 10, if you opt to have your 2in1 device automatically switch from Desktop mode to tablet mode, it will no longer serve you a notification when it is doing so. If you want to manually switch these settings, it can be found in Settings > System > Tablet.

Windows Calculator graphing mode feature now rolling out to the public

Graphing mode is now rolling out to the general public, a few months before kids will be returning to school.

Windows Calculator showing multiple equations with variables plotted on the graph as the variables update live.

What do our readers think of the new Windows Insider updates? Let us know in the comments.

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