Microsoft clarifies potential changes to the Start Menu in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

During the Build 2016 developer conference, Microsoft created a Sway of potential Start Menu changes, asking Insiders to vote on what they think of them. Should users vote in favor of the changes, they would be implemented in the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Before After

As we can see, the new Start Menu contains a hamburger menu. At the time, there was no way of knowing what the menu does, making it hard to make an informed vote.

The users have spoken and the Sway has been updated with a GIF that shows what we've all been wondering.

As you can see, the hamburger menu expands into a menu of customizable shortcuts that are represented by the icons along the left side of the menu.

That's not all that's been edited in the Sway. There was also some initial confusion about changes being made to the Start Screen.

Many were inclined to believe that the 'after' picture was all that a user would see in the Start Screen. The Sway has been updated to clarify that this change is only for when 'All Apps' are being shown.

You can still vote on what you think of the changes to the Start Menu. Check out their Sway right here.

What do you think of the changes to the Start Menu? Let us know in the comments!

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