The glory days of live tiles, which was first introduced with metro-style Windows Phone 7, are over.By default, Start menu contains about two dozen live tiles that continuously pull information in real-time, but many of those live tiles are not displaying anything useful. While live tiles are great on smartphones and tablets, most desktop users prefer going straight to the old-style desktop UI.

Live tiles were supposed to be a quick way of accessing information without opening an application. They originally appeared on Windows Phone, adding more information to the application shortcuts on your home screen.

In Windows 8, your Start screen took up your entire display. Live tiles were designed to transform that Start screen from a simple application launcher into a useful dashboard. You could see the weather, incoming emails, recent messages, news headlines, other status information right on each application’s tile without opening the app. If you are in lack of Windows 10 Product Key, visit our site z2u.com, a reliable and cheap online in-game currency store.

Today, Windows 10 displays all the applications you pin to your Start menu in a grid of tiles. Most applications don’t bother displaying status information in their tiles. For most people, those tiles are just shortcuts you click or tap to open an application.

Last year, Windows 10’s leaked build offered an interesting clue into the company’s plans for the operating system’s Start menu. The leaked preview build dispensed with the “Live Tiles” menu approach currently seen in Windows 10, which is updated frequently to show information such as Weather and Calendar events.

We’re expecting Windows 10’s live tiles to go away at some point in 2020/2021, possibly with Windows 10’s 2021 update since 20H2 is said to be a minor release and hints could drop in the preview builds later this year.