This is what the new Windows 10X floating start menu with rounded edges could look like. Windows Latest has published some interesting information that allows us to see what the new Windows 10 floating start menu could look like, as well as some design and interface changes, among which we can highlight, without going any further, the rounded edges, a novelty that we have already talked about previously, although it has not yet been officially implemented in Windows 10.
If you look closely at the image below, you will notice that the Windows 10 floating start menu has things in common with the Windows 10X start menu, an important evolution of the well-known Microsoft operating system that, in principle, is intended to give life to ultralight and small format devices with dual screen. I have attached the video where we can see it in action so that you have more clear these similarities. However, keep in mind that Windows 10X is intended for devices with a touch interface, so it is easy to see some differentiating nuances.
This new Windows 10 floating start menu with rounded edges will be integrated into the next major update to that operating system. No, I’m not talking about the May semi-annual update, which will be a minor update, but about the semi-annual update coming later this year, Windows 10 21H2, also known as “Sun Valley”, which is expected to debut in October or November.
The Windows 10X floating start menu is just the beginning: important changes
And so important. According to reliable sources, the “Sun Valley” update will bring very marked visual changes, so much so that it will have a “rejuvenating” effect on Windows 10. This means that not only will we see the new Windows 10 floating start menu, but we will also find other interesting new features:
- More consistent implementation of the Fluent Design design language and WinUI.
- Improvements in the integration of the dark theme and legacy elements of the operating system.
- Rounded corners on windows and other Windows 10 elements, including the activity center.
- Static tiles.
If all goes according to plan, the “Sun Valley” update will be finished in June of this year, which means that it will enter the testing phase as soon as the summer begins and that there will be a reasonable margin of time to polish it before it begins to get out.