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Windows 10 Start Menu

This document will explain how to navigate and customize the Windows 10 Start Menu.


There are three sections to the Windows 10 Start Menu.

Windows 10 Start Menu

 A) Folders, Settings, and Power
From here, you can access folders that you choose to show, modify your account settings, modify your system settings, and shutdown or restart your computer.

B) Applications List
From here, you can access all the applications that are installed on your computer. They are listed in alphabetical order. Newly installed applications will appear temporarily at the top of the list.

How To Navigate App List

C) Application Tiles
Applications that support the new tile framework will appear here. You can also add application shortcuts to this area.

How To Add Shortcuts To Tiles
How To Remove A Tile

 How to Customize Start Menu Sidebar

You can tell Windows which folders you would like to have in the sidebar. 

1. Open Settings

Open Settings From Start Menu

2. Select Personalization -> Start -> Choose which folders appear on Start
From here, you can select folders from the list to display. Once you have selected the folders you want, close Settings.

Navigate Settings

3. Open the Start Menu to verify that the setting was changed.

Check Start Menu Sidebar for New Icons

 Navigating the Apps List

To navigate the Apps List more quickly, you can click a section header to zoom out to an alphabetical menu. From here, select the category your application is in and Windows will take you to the part of the list that has these apps.

Use Categories to Navigate Apps List

 Adding Shortcuts to Start Menu Tiles

1. Locate the application you would like to add in the Apps List.
2. Drag it into the Tiles

Drag App Into Tiles

 Removing Tiles from the Start Menu

1. Right click the tile you would like to remove.
2. Click Unpin from Start

Delete Tile

Keywords:windows, 10, ten, start, menu, apps, applications, list, find, locate, menu   Doc ID:82895
Owner:Sean A.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2018-06-13 09:42 CSTUpdated:2018-06-13 09:45 CST
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