The new Start Menu in Windows 10 is different compared to the good old Start menus from older releases of Windows. It now combines Live tiles for Modern apps, shows Modern apps in the All apps list and even allows you to resize it. It has a special area called the Start list in the top left corner which allows you to have one or more pinned locations above frequent apps. Here is how to customize the list.
To customize the Start list in the Start menu, you have to use the appropriate option from Taskbar properties. Here's how:
- Right click an empty area on the taskbar. You will get a context menu, there you must click the Properties item.
- The Taskbar Properties dialog will be opened on the screen.
- Switch to the Start Menu tab. There you will find the Customize button.
- Look at the Pin to Start list item. Using it, you can set which items will always be visible in the top left corner of the new Start menu in Windows 10:
You can pin the following elements:
Bonus tip: You can pin any item from the list of frequently used apps using drag and drop. Just drag the icon from frequent apps and drop it to the Start list positioning it where you want. It will be pinned immediately.