Customize your Windows 10 Start Menu

….taken from Maximum PC magazine…..

  1. PIN AN APP TO THE START MENU
    • Find the app you wish to add, right-click it, and select “Pin to Start”
  2. ON THE TILES
    • You can customize your Start menu by re-sizing and moving the tiles around. Simply right-click on one to bring up a drop-down menu.  Here you can switch live tiles off or on, re-size them, and much more.
  3. RE-SIZING PINNED APPS
    • Next, we’ll re-size a tile to make it smaller.  Apps downloaded from the Windows Store offer more options when it comes to re-sizing, while other programs only have the option to go from medium to small (and vice-versa). You can now drag the tiles into the order that suits you best.
  4. GROUP AND TITLE
    • You can also arrange tiles into groups.  The groups can be renamed into categories, which can be useful.  To do this, move your cursor just above each column group and left-click once.  You can now type in a name for the group.
  5. ALL APPS
    • With Windows 10’s Start menu comes a slight change in the way you access programs (which is similar to Windows 7)-All Apps tab at the bottom of the Start menu brings up a list of everything installed on your computer for quick and easy access.
  6. RE-SIZE THE ENTIRE MENU
    • If you feel the Start menu is still a little too big, you can re-size the entire thing.  As you would with a window, move the mouse to the edge of the Start menu and left-click.  You can now hold to drag and re-size the start menu to the size you want
  7. CLASSIC WINDOWS 8 MODE
    • If you really don’t want to leave Windows 8 and miss the Tile menu, Microsoft has it covered.  Simply click the diagonal arrow in the top right-hand corner of the Start menu.  From now on, this will expand the Start menu across the entire screen.
  8. ENABLING TABLET MODE
    • If you have a two-in-one tablet, the more desktop-like interface may not be right for you. If you want to change back to a style more akin to Windows 8, click “Settings” from the Star menu, then go to “System” and switch on “Tablet Mode”