During the demo, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer was using a different Windows 10 preview build to show off the new Xbox features coming to the operating system, and it unveiled an updated Start menu with transparency, which adds a little more personality to the menu. However, like in Windows 8.0, transparency for the Start menu is not a current feature in Windows 10 build 9926. Now, watching the press event, we can see that it’s a feature Microsoft is working on and it might arrive in later builds, as the software maker mentioned that many of the features shown during the presentation are scheduled to arrive in the next 3-4-5 months. I can only assume that it will be an optional feature within the Start menu options, similar to the Start screen background option in Windows 8.1. Not only that, but you’ll also notice that the expand menu button, part of Continuum, is different than the one within build 9926. While Microsoft opted to remove Aero Glass in Windows 8.1, users preserved some of the transparency in the taskbar, but this is going away in Windows 10. However, as we can see, transparency will not be completely gone in Windows 10. Microsoft is planning to add transparency to the Start menu, as it did with the Start screen in Windows 8.1. Windows Phone also includes some transparency and the February System Update for Xbox One will include transparent tiles in the dashboard. Via Neowin All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.