How to set up and customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

You can add or delete shortcut icons such as apps and folders displayed on the menu in the Windows 10 start menu settings. By customizing the Start menu, you can build an easy-to-use Windows 10. This page shows how to configure and customize the Start Menu.
Please refer to the following page for details on customizing the tiles displayed next to the start menu and the start screen.

Where To Set The Start Menu

  • Right-click on a blank area of ​​your desktop and select “Personalize” from the menu. 
  • The “Start” item in Personalization is where the Start menu is set. 
  • Click “Start” to display the Start menu settings screen.

Start Menu Customization Settings

To set the start menu, click the switch button in the item,

  • On (enabled)
  • Off (disabled)

Perform the setting operation with .

Tile settings (start screen)

The menu displayed next to the Start menu is called the Start screen.
If you turn the “Increase the number of tiles” switch button to “ON”, the start screen will scroll even if the display frame becomes full by adding tiles.

Occasionally Show Recommendations On The Start Screen

Display “recommended information” from Microsoft on the start menu via the network.

Show popular apps

Prioritize frequently used apps in the Start menu.

View recently added apps

Show recently installed apps at the top of the Start menu

Use the full-screen Start screen

Display the start screen (tiles) in full screen. (Tablet specification display)

Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on the Start menu or taskbar

Display “Recently used” and “Frequently used”.

jump listis the menu that appears when you right-click a button on the taskbar.

“Start menu folder” to select the folder to be displayed on the start menu

When you click an item, the “Choose folders to display” screen is displayed, and you can select “On/Off” for the display of documents, download folders, etc.
Display positions are added or deleted within the yellow frame in the figure.

Change the color of the start menu

You can’t change the color of the start menu in the taskbar settings. You can change the color from the “Color” setting in “Personalization”.

Start menu pinning

The display of shortcut icons in the Start menu is called “pinned”. “Pin” means to show it in the start menu, and “unpin” means to remove it from the start menu.
“Pin” settings can be made from the menu that is right-clicked on the icon.

If The Start Menu Does Not Open

When the Start menu does not open, try the following repair operations, such as restarting Explorer, restarting your computer, and checking system files with Command Prompt. 

  • Explorer can be restarted from Task Manager.
  • Even if the start menu cannot be opened, the shutdown operation screen can be displayed by keyboard operation.
  • If System Restore is enabled, perform a restore.
    Enabling and Using Windows 10 System Restore
  • You can check your system with Command Prompt and automatically repair any problems found. Try running the sfc /scannow command.
  • Reset Start Menu settings.

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