Windows 10 Tip: Customize Your Start Menu

By April 11, 2017Tech Tip
Customize your Windows 10 Start menu

The Windows 10 Start menu has a new look from previous versions. Specifically, it uses tiles when pinning your favorite apps to the Start menu for quick access. Here, we’ll explain how you can customize your Start menu: pinning and removing apps from the Start menu and resizing and rearranging pinned tiles.

To access your Start menu, hit the Windows key on your keyboard, or click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of your screen.

Windows 10 Start menu

On the left side of the Start menu, you will see a list of all apps installed on your machine. At the top is a list of your most frequently used apps, and then an alphabetical list below. On the right side is the panel where pinned apps appear as tiles.

Windows 10 Start menu

Pinning Apps to the Start Menu

To pin app to your Start menu for easy access, find the app in the list on the left side.

Right click the app and choose “Pin to Start”.

Pin apps to Windows 10 Start menu

The app will appear as a tile on the right-side panel.

Removing Apps from the Start Menu

To remove a pinned app from the Start menu, right click on the app’s tile. Choose “Unpin from Start”.

Unpin apps from Windows 10 Start menu

Resizing Pinned App Tiles

You can choose between multiple sizes for tiles on the right-side panel, when apps are pinned.

To change the size of a tile, right click on it and choose “Resize”. Then choose an option, such as Small, Medium, Wide, or Large.

Resizing app tiles

Rearranged Pinned App Tiles

Along with resizing your pinned apps’ tiles, you can also rearrange them on the Start menu into any order or configuration you’d like.

Simply click and hold on a title and then drag it where you want it.

Rearranged Windows 10 Start menu

And that’s it! That’s how you can customize and reconfigure your Windows 10 Start menu to suit your own needs.


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