Microsoft removes menu and full screen buttons from the title bar in Windows 10 apps

Windows 10 does away without full screen and menu buttons in the title bar.

Windows app without hamburger menu and full screen button

Microsoft is relocating the hamburger menu and removing the full screen buttons from the title bar in Windows apps. In the latest leak version of Windows 10 (build 10056), we’ve seen a lot of significant changes, from improvements in the Start menu, to new options in the Settings app, but if we look closely we can also see that Microsoft is changing some elements in Windows apps.

Starting in Windows 10 build 10056 there is more evidence that all the updated universal apps like Mail, Calendar, Weather, News, Sports, Money, Video and Music Preview, have two things in common: The hamburger menu button in the title bar has been removed and the full screen button is also gone from the title.

Windows 10 apps with a new title bar

However, the menu button isn’t completely gone, now users will notice this button in the same top-left corner, but now it’s part of the app. This will make it easier to access apps options on any mode (Tablet or Desktop).

Now you may be wondering: how do you put an app in full screen mode? In Windows 10, it seems that Microsoft has figured out that users will only need to full screen an app when in Tablet Mode, and not in the traditional desktop mode. So, the only time you’ll be able to see an app using the entire screen without a title bar is when using Tablet Mode.

Weather app in full screen mode in Tablet Mode

The image below shows the difference on new updated app and an old app:

Windows 10 apps title bar

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].