The Windows 10 Start Menu uses application tiles to help you quickly find and launch your most frequently used applications. But sometimes things can get a bit cluttered. Instead of removing tiles from the Start Menu, why not organize them in folders? Here’s how to clean up and organize your Start Menu with application tile folders.
Do you miss the Windows 8 Start Screen after upgrading to Windows 10? Here’s how to enable a Windows 8-like full screen Start Menu in Windows 10 with a quick trip to Settings.
The Windows Startup Folder, once easily accessible via the Start Menu in older versions of Windows, is hidden in Windows 10 but still serves a useful purpose. Here’s how to access the Startup Folder and configure your favorite apps to launch when you log in to your Windows 10 PC.
The new ‘All Apps’ list in the Windows 10 Start Menu may remind you of the ‘All Programs’ list in earlier versions of Windows, but it functions quite differently. Here’s how to organize and manage your All Apps application shortcuts, as well as how to remove apps from this list without needing to uninstall them.
Although most day-to-day tasks in Windows can be accomplished via the standard graphical user interface, a tremendous amount of power and functionality relies upon the Run command, something that Microsoft removed from its usual location in the Windows 10 Start Menu. There are certainly other ways to access the Run command in Windows 10, but for those who prefer to use a Start Menu shortcut, here’s how to get it back.
The Start Menu is back in Windows 10, but it’s not quite how many longtime Windows users remember it. Microsoft’s use of Windows 8-style live tiles is one of the biggest changes, but they’re a waste of space if you don’t plan to use them. Here’s how you can dump the live tiles and get a smaller Windows 10 Start Menu.
Windows 10 retains some of the transparency effects found in previous versions of the operating system, but some users prefer a higher contrast appearance without the transparent aesthetic. Here’s a quick tip on how to disable transparency in Windows 10.
On Windows 8 touch devices, the Charms Bar is generally very useful, but those who use Windows 8 primarily on a desktop with a mouse and keyboard may find it distracting, and may be frustrated by inadvertently triggering the bar when the mouse is moved to the right corners of the screen. To avoid these issues, here are two ways to manage and disable the Charms Bar in Windows 8.1.
By now, just about everyone knows that Windows 8 killed the Start Menu, and that Windows 10 will bring it back next year. But those who miss the Start Menu don’t need to wait for Windows 10. While there are several third party software options that can restore Start Menu functionality in Windows 8, you can also hack together your own Start Menu-like quick launcher using Taskbar toolbars.