Leaked Video Shows The Windows 9 Start Menu In Classic Design

Holy Moly! These leaks just keep surprising. A new video that just surfaced shows the Windows 9 Start Menu, and the design of this returning feature is as classic as it gets.

Which is to say, very similar to the Start Menu that is present in Windows 7 — no Live Tiles, a single bar design, though the color scheme and visual touches are very much Metro. There are now hints that Microsoft has prepared a modular interface for the Start Menu in Windows 9.

You can take a look at the video below:

In the beginning of the clip you can see the Start Menu has the same design as the one demoed off at BUILD 2014 in San Francisco earlier this year — full of Live Tiles, and all that cheese.

But once these Live Tiles are removed, you are left with a Stat Menu that resembles the one available in Windows 7. The classic Start Menu should be quite welcome by those that wish to retain the similar look and feel of the desktop in Windows 9.

At the same time, the extra bells and whistles will please fans of the Modern UI.

Ultimately, this is Microsoft leaving the final choice with the users, as ought to be the case. A welcome change of strategy from the software titan, with you having the final say.

Don’t you think?

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  • WillyThePooh

    I don’t think this is what XP/Win7 users want. But if they want exactly like the start menu they are using now, “classic shell” is the way to go.

  • NeedCoffee

    I really like the classic design of the start menu. And as a girl I like have the final say in everything 🙂