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    Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Is it another sign that Live Tiles are going, or an accidental default toggle of Windows Lite?
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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    That "search gifs" feature made me die a little inside when I read/saw it. I think Danny Glover said it best - I'm too old for this []!

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    looks like an improvement to me. Anything to stop my laptop fans spinning up due to the amount of moving icons and graphics rich content on the current menu.

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    I thought Microsoft did that from Windows 8 onwards?
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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    The Verge? Are you sure they didn't just mess up the installation somehow or obtained some unofficial copy of windows that was home-made? (If you don't get the joke, they once did a PC building video, and that's all I am saying)

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    I don't think it looks that bad
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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Outlook since the update look rubbish. Didn't see the monstrosity from the article thankfully.

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    That "search gifs" feature made me die a little inside when I read/saw it. I think Danny Glover said it best - I'm too old for this []!
    It's hilarious in Teams. Communicating inside the business via the power of gifs and memes is great.

    There is actually a selectable setting of how clean you want "memes" to be in teams manager for o365.

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    It reminds me of Amiga Workbench, so I wouldn't call it ugly personally. A 90's retro feel to it.
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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    It reminds me of Amiga Workbench [..] 90's retro feel to it.
    Yeah... the Amiga was way ahead of it's time - Worked part-time as a teenager to buy an A500 in 1987 - awesome machine for work, creativity and play.

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    I don't like it. Windows 10 is good as it is for me right now

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Looks fine as long as you can change the background colour ?

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Quote Originally Posted by atemporal View Post
    looks like an improvement to me. Anything to stop my laptop fans spinning up due to the amount of moving icons and graphics rich content on the current menu.
    simply right click on the tiles > More > Turn Live tiles on/off

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Can't be worse than the new Twitter screen via browser...

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    I like the potential of Tiles, but I feel that they just fall way short of what they really could be.
    I would like a lot more control over the icons and colours myself, rather than each one having its own choices there.
    If I could theme icons, and background colours to what I want, it would in my opinion instantly look better.
    Any icon that isn't from the same source, and it is immediately visible just how different it looks.
    This new start menu while certainly attractive from the view of bigger performance savings, and for less tech savvy, it even then looks horribly inconsistent due to the different icon styles.

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    Re: Microsoft accidentally unleashes ugly new Windows 10 start menu

    Experimental start menu looks awful, yes, but the gif search tool IS a killer feature and if you don't think so, you need to seriously rethink your priorities

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