Windows 10 build 10114

Windows 10 build 10114 brings new Start menu and Settings changes

Here is what's new in Windows 10 build 10114.

Although, Microsoft has been releasing new builds of Windows 10 preview at a fairly rapid pace, the guys at WinBeta were able to get their hands on another private preview of the operating system revealing a number of interesting new changes in the Start menu, additional changes in Settings and a new overhauled Insider app.

The hands-on video upload to YouTube shows that the Start menu is perhaps the area that received the most important changes. In build 10114, we can now see that Microsoft is moving the File Explorer and Setting access links to the bottom of the menu, above the Power options.

Users will also notice that the Start menu looks a lot cleaner and Microsoft has moved the full screen button to the Personalization area in the Settings app. Where users can also customize how app suggestions appear in the menu and whether or not to display recent open items in the Start and the taskbar.

The Start menu, now looks like the Start screen in Windows 8.1, Microsoft has removed the left Windows 7 like portion of the menu and combined them inside the new hamburger menu that users can easily access from the top-left corner.

There are another few changes in the Settings app, such as new icon for “Devices”, updated slider to change settings and control volume, and a fairly improved dark theme.

Finally, there is a new overhauled Insider app that introduce a new user-interface, hamburger menu to access different sections, such as announcements, alerts, and your profile.

You can see all the changes in Windows 10 build 10114 in the video embedded above.

Source WinBeta YouTube

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