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One thing I hated the most about Windows 8 is that I have to scroll the Start Screen to the right each time I press Win to start a program.

Often times I try to launch 2 or 3 apps together, and they are all in the same position. I have to scroll to right each time to find them. Is there a setting that could make scrolling position stick?

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You can try searching instead. Press your Windows-key and start typing the name of the application and it should come up instantly. Sorry, but I am not aware of any apps allow you to change the default start position for the tiles. – Afzal Jan 31 '13 at 20:24
Can't believe this is what I have to do. It's a lot of typing and clicks. At least back then we have the quick launch, and frequency based start menu.... – He Shiming Feb 1 '13 at 2:59
You can try a 3rd party application which will give you something like a start menu where you can pin your most frequently used apps. Check the third point of my answer here (…). – Afzal Feb 1 '13 at 11:15
@sabrefresco, thanks. Pokki looked nice. I still can't believe Microsoft released this thing. – He Shiming Feb 1 '13 at 11:33
I don't think it is possible.Alternatively On start screen, Try Ctrl+- then use the Arrow key, it will give you easier and less time consuming way to get to required program. One thing I often use is Page-Up and Page-Down to move on Modern Start Screen, it is much faster. – Ankit Mishra Feb 2 '13 at 18:32

There is no option to change the default scroll location of the Start screen. It will always start at a "home position" which is the leftmost side of the screen.

You can always move the items you use the most frequently into a group and place that group closer to the left hand side to eliminate scrolling.

In response to the Quick Launch, you can still pin items to the task bar on the legacy Windows screen.

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