How to navigate apps by alphabet in Windows 10 Start menu

With Windows 10 build 10130, Microsoft has rolled out a new way to navigate installed apps.  Many users who have installed the released Windows 10 build 10130 and saw the screenshots we posted are curious how to activate the navigation by alphabet in Windows 10 Start menu. In this article, we will show how it can be done.

To navigate apps by alphabet in the Windows 10 Start menu, do the following:

  1. Open the Start menu. See our excellent article: How to click the Start button.
  2. Click the "All apps" item at the bottom left of the Start all apps
  3. Click the empty space near any letter:Windows 10 click near the group headerThe Start menu will show the UI with alphabet navigation:windows 10 alphabet navigation start menu

This alphabetical letter grid minimizes app list scrolling for mouse and touch screen devices. Of course, the user must know the beginning letter of that app that he wants to launch and then tap it or click it. Nevertheless, it is an interesting way to minimize vertically scrolling a long list of apps. Do you like the new way to navigate all apps? Let us know in the comments.


5 thoughts on “How to navigate apps by alphabet in Windows 10 Start menu

  1. Gary

    This is a new one for me and really what I needed to zip around the menu, well done, Sergey! :)

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author


  2. Warren

    None yet

  3. Rafal

    Interesting however I can not find the “All apps” so I don’t see at all any calnedar within the menu, I’mnot able to launch any calendar in Windows 10.
    I’m using daily, a calendar within outlook and I wanted to enable week numbers

  4. Viking

    As so often before, Winaero is not keeping pace with development. There is no longer any “All Apps” item on the main menu. However – you can click the empty space next to any alphabet character in the mainmenu to launch the alphabet navigation menu.


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