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 does not index .lnk shortcuts

Whenever I install a new program, the shortcuts refuse to show up in the search menu. So I decided to go to "Indexing Options" to figure out the problem. It seems like the Index only includes the ...
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No right-click menu for VS 2015 in Windows 10 taskbar

In Windows 10, I can't get a context menu when right-clicking the Visual Studio 2015 icon in the start menu nor on the taskbar. The icon is visible, but when I right-click on it, I get no context ...
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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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Can't pin files to taskbar after downgrade to Win7

This has happened to three computers so far: Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Downgraded back down to Windows 7 Files that were previously pinned to app in taskbar have disappeared Dragging ...
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Change width of each “panel of tiles” in Win10 Start Menu

There are plenty of guides that show you how to change the width of the start menu. But it seems it only can grow or shrink in width from the size of each "panel" (or folder or column) of tiles. For ...
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Windows 10 start menu not working

Firstly, I am aware of this question possibly being duplicate of Windows 10 Start Button Repeatedly Becomes Non-Responsive and Windows 10 Start Menu Stops Working. The second links says Try ...
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Right clicking on windows 10 does nothing

I am having similar issues to what others had. I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and all went fine and smooth except for not being able to right-click some shortcuts in start menu or taskbar. ...
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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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Windows 10 Start menu, notification center, not working after trying all available fixes

I have a windows 10 pro (upgraded from windows 7), version 1511, build 10586.420 up to date. No virus, or malware found. I have tried all the fixes from the following post without success. Windows ...
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How to hide universal apps from the start menu?

Desktop apps can be hidden from the All apps view by simply right clicking them and clicking view in Explorer. From there you can delete the shortcut. After that the application is hidden from the All ...
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Startmenu causes connection to proxy

I enabled several privacy settings in Windows 10 Professional 1511 but whenever I open the startmenu and type in order to find a certain program (for example ul for Ultraedit) Windows opens a ...
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configure windows 10 start menu for all users, force no tiles (zero tiles)

Need to configure a windows 10 with no tiles, zero, nothing. Delete those "life at a glance" and "play and explore" default tiles. And that the users can't edit that layout. For all users. well, ...
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Win 10: Missing Most Used in Start Menu

I'm using a Windows 10 machine recently updated from Windows 7. I'm missing the recent apps that normally show up in the start menu. I've enabled them in settings (Settings > Personalisation > Start >...
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Glitched start menu in classic theme after removing Windows Search

I use the classic theme in Windows 7 (SP1, 64-bit, Ultimate Edition), and have recently uninstalled the Windows Search feature via the control panel since I don't like the search box in the start menu,...
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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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How to add several programs under one folder to the Start Menu

I've recently installed Microsoft Office 2016. When I open the Start Menu, all of the programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) are scattered. I'd like to move them all into one folder. I managed to ...
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Shortcut to Windows 7 Screen resolution setting other than by right-click on the desktop

I regularly have to access the Windows 7 "Screen resolution" setting on a netbook with many full-screen windows open, often with bogged down CPUs. These are the usual necessary steps I have to ...
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How to make an executable file that is not installed show up when typing in Windows 10 start menu

I prefer the keyboard over the mouse. The normal way I launch an application is by pressing the windows key and start typing the name of the application until it shows up, then press enter. This is ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu & Cortana etc won't open after a while

After an undetermined amount of time my Start Menu & Cortana & Volume Widget etc won't open. A restart fixes the proble temporarily. I have tried: the powershell script (it freezes on a ...
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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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Directory Symbolic Links do not appear in Start Menu/All apps on Windows 10

In windows 7 I had a folder in "C:\Users\myusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" that was a symlink to a UNC path on a network share. That folder (and the programs inside it) ...
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Windows 7's start menu's search “see more results” is broken

After searching in my start menu and clicking to "see more results", I got an error dialog: It "seems" that it should be search-ms:query=document an not search:query=document but where can I fix ...
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Start menu still uses Edge

I have Windows 10, and have grown used to pressing the windows key and typing a quick search. Usually it would use Firefox, my default browser. However, after I reinstalled Windows, it keeps trying to ...
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Add a submenu to the start menu in Windows 7

How can I add a submenu to the start menu in Windows 7? In the right-click menu on a shortcut under “All Programs”, there is a “Pin to Start Menu” entry. That's exactly what I want, but it only ...
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My Windows 10 doesn't show the desktop and start menu

I downloaded and installed Windows 10 Pro 32 bit. Occasionally after I start the computer, it boots as usual but then doesn't show the start menu or desktop icons. After I restart it 2 or 3 times it ...
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Can I rename “All apps” on Windows 10 start menu back to “Accessories”?

"All Apps" on the Start Menu is not an intuitive name for me, so I would like to change the text to "Accessories". Is there a way to do this using the windows registry, or some other means? My OS is ...
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Taskbar icons no longer appear in Windows 10 (start menu also broken)

My partners laptop has somehow just stopped showing the windows 10 icons in the taskbar nor can she use the Windows start menu button - when clicked it simply does nothing. Can anyone suggest why ...
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How to remove all the tiles in the Windows 10 start menu?

A common problem I have is that I have a new PC that I'll be using for a while. And pretty much every Windows 10 PC I've used (even work PCs) have a ton of junk I don't want in the start menu in the ...
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Windows 10 ShellExperienceHost crashes

I recently cloned my Windows 10 partition from HDD to SSD. I cannot open the Start Menu, Notifications, or anything that uses ShellExperienceHost. This includes things like the Calculator app, Edge ...
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Windows 10 taskbar not working

Everything was fine, and suddenly, the start menu button, including everything else on the taskbar, stopped working. I can right click on start button but if I try clicking volume, battery, action ...
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Context menu (right click) not working for start menu items

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and have regular updates, but my context menu (right click doesn't work) for the items in start menu cannot be displayed!! Is there any solution for this? Also, i have ...
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How can I add an EXE to windows 10 All App list (without pinning to start menu)

I want to add an EXE which is not installed to the All App list in Windows 10, in the All Apps section. I tried this: How to add exe to start menu in Windows 10? However, that seems to have pinned ...
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Remove Unwanted Metro Apps from Windows 10 All Apps List

For conventional desktop applications such as chrome or office, we can remove the shortcuts from all apps list by right clicking on the icon, selecting more, clicking on open file location and then ...
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Open the start menu using Powershell

Am currently working on a business process automation software and literally user actions are simulated by robots. I need to pass some information to the start menu of my windows 7 and i was wondering ...
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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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why are my icons red?

I have two Windows 10 computers. Here's the Start menu from one of them (which came with Windows 10 pre-installed): And here's the screenshot from the other (which had Windows 8.1 pre-installed and ...
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How do I fix Google Chrome's large icon in its Windows 10 Start Menu tile?

When I pin Google Chrome to the Start Menu, the browser's icon is unusually large. This is the first time I pinned Chrome to the Start Menu after a few months and it wasn't like this before. It used ...
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Can't launch apps from windows 10 start menu search results

I've been having all sorts of problems with the start menu on my Windows 10 Pro 64 system. A week or so ago my start menu stopped launching. I followed all the guides to fix that. In the end I ...
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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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Mouse scroll doesn't work in Windows 10 start menu

The Windows 10 start menu doesn't want to obey my mouse scroll. Scrolling works with my keyboard's touchpad, and the touchscreen. I've tried running Windows Troubleshooter on Mouse settings to no ...
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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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Disable command parameters for 'commands' or exe's in Start Menu search?

This is a bit complicated so bear with me: Basically, the Windows 7/10 Start Menu search includes results from executable in the PATH environment variable and the App Paths registry key (SOFTWARE\...
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Start button on Windows 10 doesn't work and Microsoft Edge icon invisible

My Windows 10 computer recently got a problem and I don't know how. The first thing I noticed when I turned it on about a month ago was that the Microsoft Edge button was invisible. Later I saw that I ...
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Can't access Startup items folder from Run window in Windows-7

I experienced this issue today: I could open the Start Menu folder by following this workflow: click the Start button -> right clicking "All Programs" and then select "Open All Users". However, 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 Custom Icons Not Returned As Search Result

When I add a custom icon to the Start Menu in my Windows 10, I can't get that icon returned as a result from the Start Menu search field. My preferred mode of using windows is to hit the Windows key, ...
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Windows 10: Start menu right-click is broken

I clean installed Windows 10 Pro today and upgraded to Education edition(because that's the licence I had). However, after a while of installing a few programs I need, something happened to the start ...
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Hover over Start button to open Start Menu

How can I change some settings or modify windows in registry to open the start menu when I hover over the button? I'm using windows 10 for this to work.
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Start Button won't show Start Menu on Windows 10

I am not sure what started this, but my start button, when pressed won't show the start menu button. The start menu also won't show when pressing on the windows button. This issue also affects some ...
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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 ...