Hooray, Windows 10 has a Start menu.In fact, Windows 10 marks the return of the Start menu.Microsoft removed this classic feature of Windows with the launch of Windows 8, when the company introduced a home screen that covers your entire screen.If it looked great on the shelves, some people have found that it was not appropriate for laptops and desktops.
It is perhaps not the Start menu you hoped (users from Windows 7, I think of you), but it is there, and easily customizable.You can change the colors, the effect of transparency, size and position of the tiles.If you do not want the tiled interface, you can disable this feature and have a simple menu with Windows appearance 7. Here’s what you can do.
The Start menu can be resized by clicking and dragging on the edge of the menu.You can pull up or sideways.Therefore, tile groups will automatically reposition.
The tiles themselves can be resized by the context menu visible when right-clicking on one of them.They can be small, medium, large, or large, and you can animate or not live tiles (Lives Tiles).
Adverse tiles can be removed. In the withdrawing all, you will end up with a very basic Start menu that takes a fraction of the space, and resembles that of Windows 7. If you want to put some tiles, go to All applications, right-click on each application you want to reappear, and select “Pin to Taskbar”.
You can rearrange the tiles by dragging them from the menu, and also sort them into groups.To edit a group name, move your mouse over and click.
You can customize the appearance and behavior of the Start menu by going to “Settings”, and clicking “Customize” and selecting “Start”.From here you can switch on or off the following options:
- view the most used applications
- view recently added applications
- use the Start menu in full screen
- display recently opened items in Jump Lists from the Home screen or the taskbar.
- You can also choose the folders that appear on the Start menu.
Select “Colors” from the “Customize” menu, and you can enable or disable the automatic feature that automatically chooses the color theme from my background.When disabled, Windows will display a grid of colors that you can use instead.Select one of them, and you will have an overview over.The color will also be applied to Windows, so you can see the changes.
Scroll down, and you can choose whether to display this color to the Start menu, the taskbar and the center of notifications.If you disable this option, you will have the standard dark theme.Finally, the screen “Colors” also allows you to enable or disable the transparency of the Start menu, the taskbar and the center of notifications.
All changes are immediately visible, you do not need to click an “Apply” link or button to validate.