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 - Can't open apps I search for in the start menu

I had a massive issue where my start menu wouldn't load at all but I fixed that by creating a new user account. The start menu works it's just when I search for something I can't actually click the ...
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Windows 7 keeps highlighting a particular item in start menu

Windows 7 highlights newly installed items in start menu. When I click/run the newly installed item from the start menu, windows removes the highlight. I am fine with this behavior. But sometimes ...
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Windows 10 start menu - official apps showing as blank buttons

Like many others I've run into the "taskbar stops working" issue. And, while that issue is still not fixed, during an attempt to fix the problem - more stuff got broken. I've run the following ...
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Windows 10 Disable WinX GPO

Is there a way to disable right click on the START BUTTON that the Admin Options don't appear? With GPO? I could delete all the Shortcuts in this Folders, but I want to know if there is an other way. ...
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Windows 10 hide and disable Settings in Start Menu

I would like to hide the Settings-Button in the Windows 10 Start Menu with GPO's, but I cant find the Option to do this. Also I want to prevent accessing Settings (NOT the Control Panel) generally, ...
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Clicking anything in Start menu crashes Explorer

Whenever I try clicking a link in Start Menu (both the list of frequently used apps you see when you just open the menu and the All Programs folder) Explorer crashes and restarts. Data that might or ...
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Windows 10 start menu issue and taskbar issue. [NOT duplicate.] [on hold]

So. My startmenu wasent working, as per usual with windows 10,so i thought, maybe killing explorer.exe (which handles taskbar afaik, but not desktop, another program handles that for me.) would solve ...
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Changing the keymapping to the Left Windows Key to open a program

I've been looking around online and can't seem to find a solid answer on this. I would like to change the way my left windows acts. I really dislike the way Windows 8 has the menu structure. I like ...
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windows 10 start menu not launching

I have an HP desktop computer running windows 10 which has stopped showing the start menu after automatic updates were installed. When clicking on the windows logo, or tapping the windows key on the ...
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Start menu and “action center” cannot be opened in Windows 10

After about 2 months from updrading from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 I am having weird issues: When I click Windows icon, nothing happenes - Windows menu is not opened. The same happens when ...
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Windows 10 start menu missing certain types of shortcuts

I created my own shortcuts to a couple of HTML Help documents, and placed the shortcuts into my Start Menu folder here: C:\Users\Misha\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs However, ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Not Closing When Starting Programs

A strange problem with my start menu has appeared recently. Whenever I click on a tile or search result to start a program, the start menu stays open after I have clicked on it, rather than closing ...
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Windows 10 start menu item name missing

Can somebody tell me why my settings menu looks like a bunch of weird text. Please tell how can I fix this.
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Windows 10: Recently used apps in start menu?

In Windows 10, how can you list recently used apps in the start menu? In Windows 7, recently used (and frequently used) apps would appear automatically.
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How to tell start menu search in Windows 10 what to search

I like the start menu search as a way to quickly launch software. By default it will find applications which added a link to the start menu. I also found out that it will search the desktop as well, ...
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I can't unpin or remove a program from the start menu

Recently i installed the November Update for Windows 10, but suddendly i relized that i can't remove Sublime text from start menu, no contextual menu is displayed. exists any way to remove manually ...
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Win10 Jump List Missing Pinned & Frequent Files

The "File Explorer" object in my Win10 Start Menu no longer displays Pinned and Recent files and folders in its Jump List. I couldn't say what exactly caused the behaviour, but it's happened on ...
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Windows 10 start menu shortcuts in wrong letter group

Windows 10 start menu shows all installed apps grouped by letter. After changing some shortcut names from "JetBrains PhpStorm 10.0.3" to "PhpStorm" or "GeForce Experience" to "NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Windows 10 - Recreating Change to Start Menu to allow Recent Files in Tiles

Awhile back I was messing around with some of the setting in Windows 10 (mostly registry hacks) to customize everything, and I did something to make the Context Menu on my Taskbar and Start Menu ...
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Closing start menu switches out of fullscreen on Windows 10

If a window is running on fullscreen (i.e. a video or a chrome page) on my Windows 10 laptop and I close the start menu (i.e. pressing the start button a second time), it essentially alt-tabs me to ...
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Windows 10 Desktop stop working “pin to start”

The Pin to Start in Windows 10 stop working and dont work too any more the resize icons in start menu. Does anyone know what can it be?
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Easy way to add shortcut to windows 10 start menu

I used to launch apps by pressing Win button and typing the name of app i need. I want to add shortcut for portable app (i.e. PuTTY) to start menu Programs folder. In Windows 7 i would just drag and ...
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Maximum # of Start Menu Pinned Programs

I am running Windows 7 Professional and I just got a new display with a whole lot more screen space (greater resolution) and I am having a little, rather ridiculous, problem. I have only have pinned ...
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How to I add command line arguments (parameters) for pinned applications on Windows 10?

On Windows 10 I'd like to modify command line arguments (parameters) for "pinned" applications in my "Start" area. But when I right click a pinned app, I don't see something like "Preferences". Is ...
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White lines in windows start menu

I'm seeing white lines in the border of the windows 10 start menu when some programs are opened (like google chrome). Here is a screenshot of those annoying lines : You can see them in the bottom ...
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Not able to disable full screen in window 10

I have tried the steps in the following link : how to disable full screen on windows 10 But eve after following the steps, it is showing as a full screen and not showing the desktop.
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Context Menu Colors

When I right click a program on the start bar the context menu has a black background after the separator. Is there a way to make this menu transparent or at least reduce the difference in color ...
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Windows7 - closed explorer.exe, now no Start menu [duplicate]

I have tried re-starting. I closed explorer.exe now there is no Start menu, how can I bring back the Start menu?
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Persistent search terms in Windows Start menu

On a mac if I use Spotlight to search for something (or indeed with Linux and Unity), the search term will be remembered the next time I hit cmdspacebar to bring up Spotlight again. On Windows ...
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Windows 10 - Start Menu Icons/Names are Bugged O.O

So earlier in the day I went in to Windows Features and ENABLED some of the check boxes that were disabled under .NET Framework to troubleshoot another unrelated issue. I don't know if that was the ...
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How to disable jump list menu item under Start Menu > File Explorer with Quick Access disabled?

Quick access has been disabled in Windows 10 using this tweak: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-remove-quick-access-file-explorer-windows-10 Under the start menu, how then do you also prevent the ...
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Windows 10 Start menu Downloads shortcut is broken

With a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro, I enabled Downloads shortcut to appear on Start menu. However when I click on it nothing happens. Other shortcuts such as Documents, Music etc all work fine. Is ...
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Disable Web Search on Windows 10 Start Menu

I want to know how to disable Web Search on the Windows 10 Start Menu. I still want to be able to search Apps, Programs and Files, but I think that searching the web is really bogging it down, and I ...
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How to backup windows 10 start menu layout?

[Excuse my bad english] i have 3 windows 10 devices and i wanna backup and import start menu layout on each device as windows 10 isn't supporting layout syncing. Most of the solutions i've found are ...
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Firefox with arguments stripped from start menu

Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10, some of my start menu items have gone missing. Among them is one to start the Firefox profile manager, and another to launch a specific profile. They were in ...
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Windows 10 Critical Error - Start Menu Not Working

After upgrading from windows 7 to 10 the main user on the laptop does not have any windows 10 application such as microsoft edge, cortana, etc. When I try to open the start menu or search, I get a ...
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Win 10: Prevent start menu from opening when waking

Every time I wake my Windows 10 computer, the start menu opens up. How do I prevent it from doing this? I would expect the option to either be in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" or under "Settings ...
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Win 10: How to make exe appear in search results

I basically want to do this, but in Windows 10: How to make an program (.exe file) visible when search from start menu (I've tried the solution listed there, but it doesn't seem to work in Windows 10) ...
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Windows 10 start icon doesn't react on right-click

So I just upgraded from windows 10 Home to Education, and things started going a tad bad. Whenever I try to right-click the windows logo, all that happens is my cursor jumping about 5 pixels up and ...
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Install Windows without start menu

I have an WPF application that is intended to run without a physical keyboard (touch). The application runs on full screen but in case it crashes, the user can access via the start menu the file ...
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Unable to run a program as administrator from the Start Menu in Windows 10

I am having strange problem after upgrading to Windows 10 and then installing the latest "Threshold 2" update. Namely, I can no longer run programs as administrator from the Start menu - neither by ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu - All apps Missing Icons

I am currently "troubled" by the fact that some icons that do appear in the right place in Windows Explorer are missing from the Start Menu in Windows 10. For example, I create a folder with 3 icons ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Items Disappeared?

A few days ago it seems as though most (seems like at least 50%) of my programs in the start menu have disappeared. I can't even search for them. I can, however, find each and every one of them ...
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Start menu broken and Icons completely missing

So that's the best I could do with the title. It all started when I was playing skyrim and it crashed, I couldn't open task manager so I signed out and signed in again. After that I couldn't click on ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Messed Up

I logged into Windows 10 on my account, and it was as if I had logged into a new computer. A notification had popped up saying I had logged into a temporary account, even though the start menu had my ...
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Pokki Start Menu will not work in Windows 8

A few days ago, the start menu icon (the little house icon) disappeared on my Taskbar (shown in part A of my image) and I can no longer open the start menu by clicking on the former link. Clicking ...
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is there any way to change the windows XP start menu picture to a windows 7 lookalike?

here is what it looks like now... (what I don't like): here's what I want it to look like... I already tried vistart, found out it was a virus, so I got rid of it... it didn't even work. what ...
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Windows 10, Keep Start Menu open when opening apps

I would like to be able to open the start menu and then open several apps at the same time without the start menu closing after each click on an app. Is there a way to do this? Apparently on ...
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How do I get the start charms back on windows 10?

In windows 8, we had the 1 start charms. We also had the option for the 2start menu to have backgrounds (different from the desktop). [3 ]We also had the full screen list of programs. Is there any ...
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Simplest way to see long program names in windows 10 start menu?

I'm having an issue in Windows 10 where I have two different programs that have similar titles. I only ever really want to open one of them (one's an IDE, the other is the accompanying documentation). ...