Windows 10 Start Menu

In this blog we will discuss about Windows 10 Start Menu.

The Start button has been part of Windows 10 Start Menu form Windows 95 all the way up to Windows 7. When Windows 8 was introduced, Microsoft removed the “Start Button” completely. It replaced the “Start Button” with the “Start Screen”. Users complained so much that Microsoft returned the “Start Button” but not the functionality.

When you click on Start on Windows 10 Start Menu Button, you have access to the Start Menu. The start menu is a hybrid of the Windows 7 Start Menu and the Windows 8 Start Screen. The Start menu grants you access to all the applications on your computer.

There are two main methods to open Windows 10 Start Menu.

  1. Using the mouse to click o the start button
Windows 10 Start Menu

2. By tapping the Windows key on your keyboard. On the left of the Windows 10 Start Menu, you have the Windows 7 style start menu.

The Middle section shows the “Most Used” and recently installed applications on your computer. These items can be applications you recently made use of with their respective icons to help yo easily identify them at a glance.

When you use your mouse to right-click on an application you recently used, you will be able to view the files associated with that application usage.

Resizing the Start Menu

You can also resize windows 10 start menu to make it narrow or wide as you did like.

All Apps Access

When it comes to viewing all the applications installed on your computer, one way is to use the all apps option under the start menu. To see all the apps installed on your computer, use your mouse to Left-click on all apps.

Once you click on All apps, Windows will present you with an alphabetical list of all the applications installed on your system. All apps in the Windows operating system are the list of applications that are pre-installed as default within the Windows and the application added by you.

On the right of the list is the scroll bar and scroll button. Scrolling to the correct application is as simple as looking for the app alphabetically. When you find what you are looking for, simply click on it and run that application.

The More application you have , the further you will scroll. To go back to the default Start Menu, click on the Back button.


At the right pane, you have a varied array of Tiles similar to What was in Windows 8. These tiles are movable; you can drag and drop them in another spot by clicking and holding the mouse button.

Tiles are basically shortcuts to apps available in the Microsoft Store, you should not confuse them with regular Start Menu shortcuts for desktop apps like Google Chrome, Firefox, Adobe Reader, and others. They can be designed to display information in real-time form the applactipons they point to.

Unlike regular shortcuts, tiles can display information without you having to open the apps they point to. For example, the Weather app display detailed information about the weather forecast.

The information that your tiles displays can be presented in various forms, depending on how the tile is designed, ranging form simple text to an image or ever a set of images.

The News apps, for instance, sequentially displays trending news. Tiles that are set to live, rotates between text and photos.

To make a tile animate and toggles between different sets of information, you right-click on the tile using you mouse and select turn live on.

Shortcuts tiles only come in small and medium sizes. To see the available ssizes, right-click the tile, orb tap and hold(if you have a touchscreen) and then access the Resize menu.

To remove a tile or shortcut form your Start Menu, you right-click on it and select the unpin options.

To rename a tile or group, double click on the title and replace the name to that of your choice.

File Explorer

The File Explorer is the file management app used by the Microsoft Windows operating system to browse through the files and folders on your computer. See it as a digital filing cabinet.

There are two main methods you can use to access the File Explorer:

  1. By Using the Start Menu.
  2. BY using the file explorer icon ion the taskbar.

The start menu option gives you additional features to work with, by clicking on the white drop-down arrow.

The File Explorer callout menu under the Start menu shows you “Pinned” and “Frequent” categories. From here, you can explorer specific folders on your computer.

The Frequent section changes dynamically, showing you the folders you most commonly open on your computer.

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