June 17, 2019 9:00 am

Windows 10 Tip: Start, simplified

By / Writer, Windows Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.

If you feel like your life is too cluttered, some of you might find respite in the simplified Start layout that comes with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

New Windows 10 users – those who have new devices, new user accounts and clean installs – will see the new Start layout by default when they start up. Existing Windows 10 users who upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 update can choose to quickly uninstall apps or unpin groups of tiles, as they’ll see their original Start menu layouts carried over.

The simplified layout contains a sleek one-column design and fewer tiles.

Check it out in action:

GIF of simplified Start menu

If you like this, check out more Windows 10 Tips.