You’re still getting tiles, but the Windows 10 Start menu now reduces the color of blocks using transparency to match the menu color scheme and uses traditional icons designs that should help to make easier to scan and find an app quickly. Although the new design is available for testers, it’s only available for a subset of users. However, anyone can activate the new Start menu, and some of the other new features, with third-party tool called “ViVeTool” created by Rafael Rivera and Lucas in GitHub. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to turn on the new Start menu available in the latest insider preview of Windows 10 from the Dev channel.

Enable new Start menu design on Windows 10

To enable the new Start menu design on Windows 10 build 20161 or higher, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the new Start menu design will enable on your installation of Windows 10. Extract ViveTool In the command remember to change the path to the folder with your path. Enable Start menu Windows 10 build 20161 If you change your mind, you can revert the changes with the same instructions, but on step No. 10, make sure to use this command: vivetool addconfig 23615618 1. Alongside the new design for the Start menu, Windows 10 build 20161 also includes some other changes for notifications, which you can enable with these commands:

TurnOffFocusAssistNotificationsByDefault: vivetool addconfig 23282664 2 DesktopToastViewAlwaysShowDismiss: vivetool addconfig 23447524 2 DesktopToastViewWithAtrribution: vivetool addconfig 23454425 2

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