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Questions tagged [start-menu]

The Start Menu is the Windows menu introduced in Windows 95 as the default gateway to installed applications and the operating system.

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How to group tiles in the startmenu on Windows 10?

Before downvoting, please read the post. I'm using Windows 10 v1803, and I noticed by accident that you can group tiles to a folder. I have tiles, set their size to small, and then I dragged one ...
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Can rebooting a computer (from the start menu) once or more damage or shorten anything? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if rebooting a PC from the start menu (once or more) will shorten the life of the components like fans, CPU, GPU, SSD, PSU, etc. more safer than doing a hard restart or shutdown, what'...
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How do I get the second panel back in Windows search?

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Among other features I noticed that now when I search for things from the start menu like applications another panel that I wasn't seeing before appears. It's ...
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Windows search stopped working

I'm using Windows 10 Anniversary Update and recently the Windows search feature has stopped working. I think it was due to some copying / cutting around some of the file in my AppData or something (...
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Cannot remove icon from Start menu on Windows 10

I removed the Windows Store versions of Office so I could install them from the installer, but the store version of PowerPoint still is on my start menu. I have tried googling on how to remove it, but ...
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Can I set the Start Menu in Full-Screen Mode to open “All Apps” by default?

When I open the start menu in Windows 10, by default it shows me the "Pinned Tiles". I don't have any pinned tiles, so this is just a blank menu. Can I tell windows to default to "All Apps" instead? ...
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How to set a customized and editable start menu layout using PowerShell on Windows 10?

I'm trying to set a flexible initial start layout for new users by running a PowerShell script after setting up their accounts. I can't enforce this through group policies because it wouldn't allow ...
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How do I restore Windows 10 Start button functionality?

Although this question seems like a dupe of this and this, the accepted answers to those questions did not work for me. Those questions/answers are a few years old now, so my problem that happens to ...
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Windows Start Menu folder structure

Can someone explain how the Windows 10 Start Menu works? I have installed Autodesk Revit 2019, and the shortcuts are in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Autodesk\Revit 2019. But in ...
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Preventing Recently Added apps on Start Menu in Windows 10 from Deletion

Recently Added apps on Start Menu in Windows 10 seems to automatically clear so it can give room for newcomers after some period. But I want the items in the list to never get auto-deleted so when I ...
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Enable/disable windows 10 start menu search with additional options pane

Recently I did an upgrade to my windows 10 PC and got the new 1803 update. Along with that I received a new start menu search screen that appeared a couple of weeks after the update that will show ...
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Configure Windows 10 Explorer settings via GPO (Personal folder, Start Menu folders)

We're currently rolling out Windows 10, and trying to configure GPOs for ease of use for student accounts. As part of that, we're looking at forcing users to save to their Home Folders (H: drives). ...
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Prevent Microsoft Office from auto-populating Start Menu

So I'm new to Windows 10, and I'm using Classic Shell (which latches onto the Windows-native Start Menu infrastructure) in order to be able to have an old-style Start Menu which I find much more ...
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Autohotkey disable Fn+Win key

Here's the script to disable windows start menu, but allow modifiers, it works as intended: LWin & vk07::return LWin::return I want to disable Fn+Win key, because it's opening windows start menu....
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Windows 10 Start Menu Searches No Longer Show File Details

Just a day or two ago when I searched for a file or folder with the Windows 10 start menu it would come up with a double column panel of the search results. On the left it had a list of "matches" and ...

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