Over the last couple of months Microsoft have made a lot of changes to Windows Mixed Reality and the latest update gives us a glimpse into how the HoloLens 2 start menu will look.
The last few 19H1 Windows 10 builds for Windows Insiders have included a new look start menu in Windows Mixed Reality that features an update card UI and a new way of highlighting selections. As you point with a controller or look in HoloLens 2 using eye tracking at an object on the start menu the item has a 3D highlight effect n the object which looks great in virtual reality.
Previous builds had a strange 3D layer effect but the last coupe of builds have a more elegment and polished UI. HoloLens 2 and Windows Mixed Reality share a lot f common code so expect to see this UI style on Microsoft’s new mixed reality device.
Here is the start menu in action:
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