For faster access, Windows 10 allows pinning folders, drives, apps, contacts (People app), Libraries, OneDrive, network locations, and certain pages of Settings to the Start menu. Pinned locations can be opened quickly with a couple of clicks. For Store apps, the Start menu displays Live Tiles (if supported by the pinned app), so you can see useful updates at a glance.
Starting in Windows 10 Build 17083, you can disable the context menus for apps and tiles in the Start menu for all users. There is a new Group Policy option that allows applying the restriction to the Start menu, so users won't be able to open the context menu for the Start menu items.
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 remove the recently added app list from the Start menu in Windows 10.
In Windows 10, you can pin individual pages of the Settings app to the Start menu. This will allow you to access your frequently used settings/pages of Settings faster. In this article, we will see how it can be done.
If you have faced an issue in Windows 10 that Search and Cortana have become slow and consume a notable amount of CPU and memory, or don't find anything, then this can be a real annoying issue. It happens when the user searches for a file or document using the Cortana UI/Search text box in the taskbar but nothing is found. Here is how to reset Search in Windows 10. After the procedure described in this article, Windows 10 Search will be reset completely and return to its state of first logon in the OS.
In Windows 10, it is possible to remove the Sleep option from the power button menu inside the Start menu. The Sleep mode uses very little power, your PC resumes faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off. However, if you prefer using Hibernate instead of Sleep, you might want to get rid of the extra option from the power menu. Here is how.
Windows 10 allows you to uninstall apps right from the Start menu. You can right click an app in the list on the left or a pinned tile on the right to open the context menu. There, you will see the Uninstall context menu command. If you are not happy to see it there or want to disable the command for certain users of your PC, this is how it can be done.
As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with a refined user interface of the Start menu. It allows resizing of its area with tiles. It is also possible to change its height or width only. Let's see how it can be done.
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.