The Start Menu is the Windows menu introduced in Windows 95 as the default gateway to installed applications and the operating system.

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Windows 10 Start Menu Critical Error

I upgraded my 8.1 laptop to windows 10. I was able to use my laptop for three weeks with no problem. However, when I open my windows 10 laptop while ago and press win logo in keyboard. This message ...
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Could not Right Click on taskbar icons and start menu could not open in windows 10

I installed windows 10 two days ago. First day, it worked fine, but now, when I right click on taskbar icons, or try to open start menu, or left click on Volume, Network or Time icon on right side of ...
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Can I increase the width of the All Apps section of Windows 10's Start Menu?

The default width of the All Apps section is so small that several similarly named folders are not discernible any more. Is there a way to make it wider? The new start menu is so buggy and lacks ...
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In windows 10 Search on Start menu doesn't list manually pinned executables, bug or user error?

If for example I pin the eclipse.exe to the start menu (the tiled section)(using context menu feature), and then search for it on the start menu (by typing the name) windows doesn't list that in the ...
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Make the left pane of the Windows 10 start menu wider

The left pane in my Windows 10 start menu is too small. For example, I have the following two folder entries cut off: Microsoft SQL Server 20.. Microsoft SQL Server 20.. (I can hover on start menu ...
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Start Menu is broken after installing Windows 10

After installing Windows 10, my Start Menu got totally broken. Most of the programs and absent in it now. They can't be found neither by search, nor by step-by-step navigation. Some of programs are ...
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Windows 10 search & apps stop working when disabling firewall

After installing windows 10 on my new development PC, I joined my work domain (windows), disabled UAC and switched off my firewall. After that my start button had completely stopped working, no ...
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Show recent items in general, but not with specific programs, on Windows 7 start menu

In Windows 7, there is a "Recent Items" list on the start menu. It contains links to recently opened documents and is essentially the same as "My Recent Documents" in Windows XP. However, Windows 7 ...
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Where is the start menu log stored in Windows 10?

The order of the Apps in the Start menu as well as the order of the categories they are in have changed sometimes after turning my pc off. Some apps have been outside of the category which I have put ...
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How do I prevent unpinning of items from the Windows 10 Start menu?

I would like to know how I can prevent users unpinning items (apps/programs) from Start Menu. Using Windows 10 Home edition (case is creating master disk and cloning it) I think this might be ...
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Where is the location of Start Menu folder in Windows 10?

Where is the location of Start Menu folder in Windows 10? Please, don't say any simple answer like %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu or C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu or something, since it is ...
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Power mode change randomly on Windows 10

My question : Sometimes, randomly, whether i'm on battery or not , the power mode always switch to performance mode even if i'm on saving battery mode. Plus, on this moment, the start menu pops out, ...
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How do I pin a batch or Command file to the start menu in windows 10 [duplicate]

In windows 7 I could pin batch or command files to my start menu, but I can't figure out how to do this in windows 10. I can't see windows having a regression like this so I'm assuming that I've ...
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Prevent item showing up in start menu when using auto complete on Windows 10

I have installed php on my system and added it's location to the system path variable. I think it makes php.exe showing on the top of every start menu search which start with the word "php". So now ...
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Windows 10 Settings not indexed

In Windows 10, when I search from the Start Menu or Settings, only Control Panel results appear, but not the new Windows 10 settings. For example, if I type "update", the search results are "Update ...
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Windows start menu pops up automatically without me pressing anything

My Start Menu keeps popping up randomly. This is very annoying while playing competitive games, because the game automatically exits. I am not pressing the Windows key (or any other key) when this ...
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How to fix start menu in Windows 10? How to add / remove / edit items from it?

When I am trying to run OneNote in Windows 10, I am getting some wrong parasitic version of this program: It doesn't show actually installed application. Is it possible to remove this entry and ...
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Can't find applications anymore in Windows 10

In Windows 8.1 I was able to find any application by pressing windows key and starting to type it's name. After upgrading to Windows 10 I have lost this ability. For example, below is what happening ...
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Is it possible to remove right side of start menu on Windows 10?

Is it possible to completely remove the right side of the start menu? I have unpinned all of the apps from there but now it shows only empty area on the right side, it does not let me resize it. See ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Stops Working

I recently upgraded to windows 10 on my daily driver laptop and I have liked it so far except for one thing. Randomly the windows menu decides to stop working when I press the windows key or I press ...
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Windows 10 Start-Search not behaving well

I've made a habit of making a 'Search Helpers' folder and dropping it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search Helpers. I fill this folder with shortcut icons to make ...
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Windows 10 - Blank start menu icons

My start menu icons look like this I'm using windows 10 from windows 7 any advice? -jeff
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Some start menu shortcuts are missing on Windows 10

Not sure when this started happening but some time after upgrading to Windows 10 I noticed some of my search results were not showing up with what I wanted. For instance, when I searched for Word 2013 ...
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Where does Windows 10 keep the information for Pinned Start icons?

I am looking for the how and where Windows 10 remembers what is pinned for individual profiles Start Menu. I have been looking to create a modified default user profile in Windows 10 Enterprise and ...
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Move Second Search Result to First in Windows 10

I just updated my Windows to 10 and found that when I search for a software the previous top hit is now on second place. So I have to navigate to select it. The current top is a related software that ...
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How do I add a new program to the Start Menu?

I just added the latest version of the Eclipse IDE to my computer. Eclipse is distributed as a ZIP file, so I unzipped it into a directory in C:\Program Files like I've done for past versions of ...
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In Win10 is there a way to have the windows key open search?

After the whole Win8 mess I got into the habit of opening things pressing the windows key and typing. It also works the same on my Ubuntu laptop. But now I've upgraded to Win10 pressing windows opens ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu becomes unresponsive with a prompt

When using the program on its own, I have no issues. Once I have a prompt to enter data pops up I can still open things on my desktop or any application I have pinned. Only the Start menu itself, ...
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Cannot add items to start menu in Windows 10

I seem to be completely unable to add items to the start menu in Windows 10. If I right-click on a folder and choose "Pin to Start" nothing happens. If I drag and drop an item onto the start menu, ...
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Start Menu (Possible) Malfunction, Windows 10

I've come across a slightly strange thing to do with Windows 10's start menu. Sometimes it doesn't open correctly when I click to open it. See the two pictures below. The first is the standard, and ...
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How to change default size of tile when using “Pin to Start” in Windows 10?

When using "Pin to Start" option in Windows 10 all tiles are set to default size which is "Medium". Is there any way to change the default sieze to "Small"? I know that I can change that manually. ...
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How to add new item to the Windows 10 “All Apps” section

I want to add a new item (in this particular case a shortcut to Putty SSH client) to my Windows 10's All Apps section. I have already found out that I can "Pin to Start" any item, however, this will ...
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How to pin “Programs and Features” and “Device Manager” to Start Menu?

In Windows 7 I could search for a settings page like "Programs and Features" or "Device Manager" in the start menu and then right-click it to pin it to the start menu. In Windows 10 I can only pin the ...
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Start key in keyboard won't work Win 8.1

It used to work but then after, I did 2 THINGS that may have caused the issue, it work anymore when I pressed it. I cleaned the keyboard with the laptop just being lock screened and not completely ...
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Increase the number of 'Most used' applications in Windows 10

How can I increase the number of applications which are displayed under 'Most used' from the default 6 apps?
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How to pin a program from a drive different than C: to the Start Menu?

I have several programs installed on another drive (F:\) than my system drive (C:\). On Windows 7 I had the possibility to pin those programs both to the Start Menu and the taskbar. I just had to ...
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How to hide labels in Windows 10 Start menu (tiles)?

I've recently read some nice registry trick about hiding the taskbar labels in Windows 10 (together with "never combine" option). I want to do the same to the start tiles. I mean: there already are ...
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Can't Pin Some Applications to Start Menu in Windows 10

When I right click on certain shortcut and click "Pin to Start Menu," it does not appear on my start menu. When I right click them again it still says "Pin to..." instead of "Unpin...". The thing is ...
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Windows 10: Pin an item to left side of Start Menu?

Has anyone figured out how to pin an item to the left side of the start menu? Articles online about this are referencing an older version of 10 where this was possible. No matter the size of Start, ...
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How to open classic version of OneNote in Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 and Office 2013 installed (with latest updates). I wanted to start OneNote so I clicked Start and then typed "onenote": The first (and only) application that appeared is a new ...
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How to pin programs to the left part of the Start menu? [duplicate]

I want to pin programs to the left part of the Start menu, under the username, the same way as it worked in Windows 7. The area is completely empty (normally it would house the most used programs, but ...
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Windows 10 puts my first and last name to lock screen. How to avoid this?

After upgrading to Windows 10, I see my LastName and FirstName on the lock screen. Is there a way to change this? On Windows 8.1 there was just my nickname and email address (maybe there were my first ...
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Can I enable the Windows 7 Start menu in Windows 10?

I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and now I only find this new slower Start menu with all the tiles in it (picturesource: http://szamtechnikus.hu) Can I enable the older Windows 7 one ...
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Customize predefined entries in Windows Start Menu

I would like to add some custom entries to Windows XP / Vista / 7 Start Menu and place it between predefined options like: "Help and Support" and "Run" so that user cannot delete or move those ...
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Renaming a start menu Item in Windows 10

In Windows 10, how can I rename a Start Menu Item? In Windows 7, I could click on the start menu, then right-click on "All Program" and I would get a menu that popped up saying "Open All Users" and ...
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What cause all my windows software menu drop from the right side

I have Windows 7 I have just install it into my PC. I realized That all menus in all software and the quick launch menu start appear in the very left position, and some software like Adobe lightroom ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu alarm center, and Cortana is not working

I have no idea what is going on with my computer, but I can't open up my start menu, and the message center(or the alarm center). I've tried restarting Windows Explorer, but it did not work for me. ...
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Windows Keyboard Button Issue

Windows 8.1 Samsung ATVI Book 6 I am having an issue with my Win Key. Whenever it is pressed / held down it toggles on and off the Start Menu (Tiles). I noticed that messing around with the Filtering ...
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Windows 8.1 start menu / recent apps visual bug?

I just switched to Windows 8.1 and I noticed, that when I bring the cursor in the bottom left corner on the start screen and hover to show the start button then grey lines show in the upper left ...
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Strange Characters in Windows 8

A PC of a friend of mine just start to showing this strange characters and I don't know what to do. It's just like this: He can't do anything because from time to time (like seconds) the start menu ...