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.
Some day, you might open the Windows 10 Start menu and see that your tiles have lost their notification count and titles. A change in display resolution can also cause this and make some of your pinned tiles blank. Here is a quick fix.
The Live Tiles feature made its first appearance in a desktop OS in Windows 8. Apps pinned to the Start screen could show updates from your friends, photos, new emails, app notifications and so on. To see updates from an app, you did not have to open it. Windows 10 supports Live Tiles in the Start menu. Similar to Windows 8, there is a way to clear update notifications displayed on Live Tiles in Windows 10 every time you sign in so they are reset tiles to their default look. Let's see how.
It is known that Microsoft is going to improve the Start menu available in Windows 10. Today, an animation/video of the new Start menu appeared, so we can get a better idea of how it will be in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Let's discuss it.
If you are using a Microsoft Account to sign in to Windows 10, or if you are signed in to the Store app, Windows 10 will show you "recommendations" to install or buy apps right inside the Start menu. They look like in your face advertising of an app or a promotional tile, appearing on the left side list of apps. Some of these apps may not be free but they are still shown. If you are not happy to see them, here is how you can disable the suggested apps.
If you are happy with the default Start menu of Windows 10 and do not use a third party Start menu replacement like Classic Shell, you might find this tip useful. In this article, we will see how to make the default Start menu of Windows 10 show more tiles.
In the past, we mentioned that one of the pre-release builds of Windows 10 brought customization options for the Start menu. In this article, I would like to share how it can be done in Windows 10 RTM. Using this tutorial, you will be able to add or remove folders and system locations to the Start menu of Windows 10.
After upgrading to Windows 10, many users are seeing an error message: critical error - Start Menu and Cortana aren't working. For some reason, most users affected by this error are the ones who upgraded from Windows 8.1. Here is what you can do to get rid of this error message.
The recently released Windows 10 build 10547 includes a number of changes that you might not have noticed. Today, I would like to turn your attention to the Start menu changes I spotted while playing with that build. The Start menu is the feature which gets the most attention and scrutiny by users who were disappointed with Windows 8's UI. Let's see what they have changed.