Start Menu is probably the most iconic part of Windows. Users love Start Menu, and they are the most sensitive to changes in this UI element. With Windows 8, Microsoft made a bold move to modernize Start Menu and adapt it to new device form-factors. Unfortunately, this change found no favor in the eyes of users. After severe backlash, Microsoft backtracked and brought back the classic Start Menu with Windows 10. After six years after the release, the company prepares another Start Menu redesign for Windows 10. Continue reading "Microsoft prepares brand new Start menu for Windows 10"
How to enable the new Start Menu in Windows 10 Build 20161
A few days ago Microsoft released a new Dev build (formerly Fast Ring) to Insiders. Microsoft has introduced a new Start menu in this build, which is notable for new color schemes and a refined look of tiles. However, due to the A/B testing Microsoft is performing, not every Insider has received the new Start menu. We today will look how to force enable it, even if you do not have the new menu out of the box. Continue reading "Enable New Start Menu in Windows 10 Build 20161"
How to Disable Microsoft Edge Ads in Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004
Users how recently upgraded their Windows 10 versions to May 2020 Update, version 2004, report that the OS shows Microsoft Edge ads every time you are searching for an other browser, e.g. for Firefox or Chrome. Continue reading "Disable Microsoft Edge Ads in Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004"
During a recent Windows Insider webcast, Microsoft has shown a Start menu style, which lacks Live Tiles by default, making the new icons look gorgeous and stylish. The company noted, however, that they are not going to ditch Live Tiles for now. Continue reading "Microsoft Demoes Preview of New Windows 10 Start Menu"
Windows 10 comes with a completely reworked Start menu, which combines Live Tiles introduced in Windows 8 with classic app shortcuts. With the modern Start Menu you can arrange your pinned tiles into groups and name them according to your preferences. A new report reveals that Microsoft may go into the future leaving Live Tiles in the past.
Edge Appears In Start Menu Ads, Here's How to Get Rid of It
Microsoft recently released the Chromium-based version of the Edge browser. The company is now using Start menu ads to promote the app to Windows 10 users.
How to Add a Web Site to All Apps in the Start Menu in Windows 10
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 add any web site to the All Apps area of the Start menu, where most of the app shortcuts are stored. This works even for web sites which do not provide Progressive Web Apps.
How to Disable Start Menu Auto Expand On Mouse Over in Windows 10
Starting in Windows 10 version 1909, Microsoft made a change to the Start menu. When you hover over the left pane with the mouse pointer, automatically expands itself, revealing the text labels for its items. Personally, I welcome this change and find it useful, but some users do not share my point of view and would like to restore the behavior that previous Windows 10 versions had.
Accidentally, Microsoft today released a new 'canary' build of Windows 10 to all Insider rings. Windows 10 Build 18947 comes with features which weren't officially announced yet. One of them is the new Start menu. Continue reading "Windows 10 Receives a new Start Menu (again)"
How to hide Common Program Groups from Start Menu in Windows 10
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 will review how to exclude folders and shortcuts from the All Users profile, known as 'Common Program Groups' from the Start Menu in Windows 10. Continue reading "Hide Common Program Groups from Start Menu in Windows 10"