Yesterday Microsoft released build 10041 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview to Slow Ring participants. This is the same build that Windows Insiders received last week in the Fast Ring.

Alongside of this release Microsoft also made three updates available for Windows 10 via Windows Update. You can see the details for those updates in the post I wrote up yesterday.

One of those updates, Windows Technical Preview March Update (KB3050284), included a fix for the transparency issues with the build 10041 Start Screen.

Prior to this fix desktop icons and open windows were visible if you opted to use the full Start Screen in Windows 10 build 10041.

Here is an example from a screen shot I took of that Windows 10 build on the HP Stream 7:

Windows 10 build 10041 Start Screen Transparency Issues

After applying the update yesterday the full Start Screen still has what appears to be the same level of transparency however, desktop icons and open windows are no longer showing through.  The desktop wallpaper is still there but the transparency level is such that it does not interfere with the viewing although a very busy and cluttered image might present some issues.

Here is the Windows 10 build 10041 Start Menu showing an open window and desktop icons:

Windows 10 build 10041 Start Menu

Here is the same desktop but using the Start Screen option:

Windows 10 build 10041 Start Screen Transparency

As you can see the desktop icons and open window are not interfering with the viewing now.

What do you think of the change and would you like to see the Start Menu/Start Screen transparency tweaked any further?