Windows 10 comes with a completely reworked Start menu, which combines Live Tiles introduced in Windows 8 with classic app shortcuts. It has an adaptive design and can be used on displays with various sizes and resolutions. In this article, we'll see how to customize the All Apps area of the Start menu, where most of the app shortcuts are stored.
In Windows 10, Microsoft has removed the Start screen which was available in both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Instead, Windows 10 offers a unified new Start menu, which can be used as the Start screen. A special option allows you to make the Start menu full-screen. Let's see how it can be done.
By default, Windows 10 has Live Tile support for Universal (Store) apps installed on your PC. When you pin such an app to the Start menu, its Live Tile will show dynamic content like news, weather forecast, images and so on. You might want to reset the Live Tile cache if some tiles display invalid contents. Here is how to clear the Live Tile cache in Windows 10.
There is an issue in Windows 10 which causes the following message to appear: "Start menu isn't working. We'll try to fix it the next time you sign in." Here a workaround which should resolve the issue if you face it.
Since Windows 10 build 14942, the operating system allows the user to apply more customizations to the Start menu. Now it is possible to hide the app list in the Start menu. Let's see how it can be done.
In Windows 10, it is possible to pin any file to the Start menu regardless of its file type. With a little hack you can get it working. In this article, we will see how it can be done.
It's important to occasionally trim your Start menu so it remains tidy and clean. You might want to know how many shortcuts you have in your Windows 10 Start menu. If you have installed too many apps and tools, it can get cluttered and slow. Let's see how to retrieve this information quickly.
Several Windows 10 users face this unexpected behavior of Windows 10 which is that when searching in the Start Menu, the search returns no results. Many users report that it happens when you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. If you face this issue, follow the instructions below to fix it.
Windows 10 features a completely overhauled Start menu if you compare it with the Windows 7 Start menu. In Windows 10, it is a Universal (Metro) app bundled with the Explorer shell which mixes Tiles and classic app shortcuts. Here is a quick way to troubleshoot various issues with the Start menu with just one click.
Out of the box, Windows 10 allows disabling Live Tiles for pinned Universal apps by right clicking them and choosing the option from the context menu. The user needs to disable Live Tile notifications for every pinned Tile individually. If you want to get rid of Live Tiles for all pinned apps at once and prevent new pinned apps from having Live Tiles, here is a trick which does this job for you.