Microsoft ditched the Start menu when it launched Windows 8, instead pushing users into its “Modern UI” tile-based interface. Windows users are clamoring for Microsoft to add it back, however, and right now we’re expecting it to hit with Windows 9 sometime next year. We already saw a sneak peak of what the new Start menu will look like back in April, but these new leaked screenshots from myce are much clearer.
As we already know, Microsoft is going to use the Start menu to provide access to Modern UI apps, you can see the widgets for Weather, Calendar, Bing Health and a couple of other applications hanging off to the side of the menu. You’ll also be able to much more quickly access the power off, shut down and restart options, and see all of your applications in one easy-to-read list, as we were all accustomed to seeing before Windows 8 hit.
We definitely can’t wait for Microsoft to push out this update. As for anyone wondering why the shots say Windows 8.1 Pro — The Verge said that’s just a placeholder for Windows 9, or whatever Microsoft eventually plans to call it when it’s launched next year.