Floating menus, rounded corners, and more coming to Windows 10 21H2

Sanjam Singh
Apr 28 · 3 min read
Source: Windows Central

Microsoft is a popular source that provides OS to work on a major part of our life. Now, Microsoft is going to update for Windows 10 that is assumed to debut later this year will produce with it a renewed intention. Windows 10 is estimated to get a significant overhaul with its upcoming 21H2 ‘Sun Valley’ update. The teases and looks that we’ve seen so far who a modern OS with a combined appearance. The Start Menu, apps list, notifications and action centre, and several other elements are easier on the eyes and follow a design language. Codenamed Sun Valley, this will be the biggest update to Windows 10 since Microsoft left the OS to stagnate on the market. Microsoft wants to reinvigorate the desktop, and Sun Valley is where it all starts.

In addition to rounded corners, a so-called “floating design” appears to be becoming a reality for the start and taskbar menus under Windows 10 21H2 (Sun Valley). After the first mockups, the floating menus are now shown in the current Insider Previews of the update.

you can enable some options through the Shell Experience. Based on the information we received from sources, the jump list in the picture is similar to the planned one.

Zac Bowden~ “ Regarding the Start menu, I know that Microsoft is working to round off “sharp” elements of its UI, such as the corners around live tiles and the Start menu itself. Context menus and Jump Lists in the Start menu and Taskbar are also expected to get the rounded corner treatment, along with most modern in-box apps.”

One of Microsoft’s goals with Sun Valley is to freshen up the Windows 10 user interface a bit. This will include rounding off corners on buttons, app windows, and shell elements such as the Start menu and Action Center, making legacy interfaces like File Explorer, File Properties, and copy dialogues more consistent with modern interfaces in Windows, and cleaning up parts of the OS to create a simpler, cleaner user experience that caters to today’s more modern workflows.

Internally, Microsoft has described this effort as “reinvigorating” the Windows Desktop. Externally, Microsoft announced last year that it would be “reinvesting” in Windows 10 in the 2021 time frame. Job postings on Microsoft’s careers website have also described plans to “rejuvenate” the Windows user experience, touting Windows as “BACK.”

Regarding the Start menu, I know that Microsoft is working to round off “sharp” elements of its UI, such as the corners around live tiles and the Start menu itself. Context menus and Jump Lists in the Start menu and Taskbar are also expected to get the rounded corner treatment, along with most modern in-box apps.

As part of the Windows 10 21H2 update (Sun Valley), Microsoft is expected to expand its new floating design to include the info centre, the time and calendar area, and the sound and network settings within the taskbar. In addition, the big patch in autumn brings new features for the task manager and the aero shake function along with many design changes. An exact release date has not yet been set. In addition, Microsoft will publish the much smaller Windows 10 21H1 update in advance.

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