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-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 Start-...
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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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Is it possible to keep Windows start menu search from accessing the internet?

I have just set up a new PC with a fresh installation of Windows 10. The PC is connected to my company's network, and must make use of a proxy server to connect to the internet, because of company ...
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Start Menu in Windows 10 suddenly closes when right clicking on username

When you right click on your username in Windows 10, at least for me, the whole Start Menu suddenly closes (by either waiting around or moving your mouse around. you also can't click on anything) Why ...
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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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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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Most used items in Windows 10 start menu limited to 6

How do I make the start menu contain more than the 6 mostly used apps? When I remove one from the list, another is ready to appear, so there is some limit, but I cant find the setting?
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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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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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How can multiple tiles be removed at once, or by group, from the Start Menu?

The vast majority of the default Windows 10 start menu tiles (on the right side) are not needed. To remove them requires selecting each one and choosing Unpin from Start. (this is an image for ...
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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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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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'All Programs' Shortcuts are missing

Using Windows 7, when I go to Start -> All Programs I can see the full structure and all of the shortcuts, but when I click on one, nothing happens. I navigated to: C:\Users\myusername\...
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Program (still) does not show up in windows 7 recent programs

I use Wunderlist (v2) a lot. I would like it to show up in my recent programs list on Windows 7, and I don't want to pin it to the top. But no matter how many times I run it, it does not show up on my ...
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How can I restore Start Menu behaviour when clicking folders? (default shell)

I was experimenting with default open handlers for folders (to use an alternative file manager), so messing with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Folder, Drive and Directory I was able to change the default "shell"...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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How to backup Windows 10 start menu layout?

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 for Windows 8 only. One ...
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Windows 10 - restore start menu size to default

so I accidentally resized my win10 start menu and don't know the default size... Can you tell me how to reset it or send me a screenshot of default windows 10 start menu on 1366x768 resolution? Would ...
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Remove blank tile windows 10

How do I remove an blank tile which is stuck at my start bar? I didn't find any entry on regedit or AppData to solve this, and google isn't helping me either. Right clicking it just allows me to re-...
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Pin folder to Start

As I learned in FastEthernet's answer it is possible to pin Quick access to Start in order to set a shortcut. Now I tried to pin other folders to Start. But that option isn't part of the context menu ...
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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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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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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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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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Wipe out and recreate XP Mode start menu entries in Windows 7

Windows XP Mode start menu entries are duplicated into the Windows 7 start menu. I removed and rearranged the entries somewhat in XP Mode. They're still showing up in Windows 7 start menu. I would ...
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How to include custom *network* locations for indexing in Start Menu search?

Hemant asked How to include custom locations for indexing in Start Menu search?, which asks how he can get Windows Vista/7 to include his custom D:\Utils folder in Start Menu search. I have a similar ...
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How to hide the name of the Windows 8.1 desktop tile?

After customizing my Windows 8.1 start screen with Oblytile, the Desktop tile is the last one remaining with a name. I'd like to change that. Sure I could just create a new tile with Oblytile, but I'd ...
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Shortcuts in Windows XP start menu disappeared

I have a Windows XP Professional. I have a problem with default IE6. I upgraded to IE7 but still had the problem. Then, I used revo uninstaller to uninstall IE7 and back to IE6. I did choose revo ...
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Some Start menu items become unlocalized after sysprep

I successfully deployed Windows 7 on some computers. Now, in the Start menu, some items are in French (the native installation language) and other are unlocalized. I can see Welcome Center and ...
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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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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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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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No r-click menu for VS 2015 in Win10 taskbar/start menu

In Windows 10 I can't get a context menu when r-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 menu. I ...
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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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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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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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How to automatically remove all pinned items from Windows 10 automatically

So I am currently trying to remove all of the pinned items on a windows 10 machine automatically. (Without right clicking them all and doing "Unpin from start") I want to be able to run a command (or ...
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Is it possible to move “All apps” to the top of the Windows 10 start menu?

When the start menu is in a vertical position (e.g. left edge), the Start Menu button is on the top (and can't be moved from there). Clicking it causes the start menu to open (as expected) but then ...
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Windows 10 taskbar/start menu problems Version: 10.0.10586 Build 10586

I always had this problem and I thought clean reinstall would fix it, but that isn't the case. I reinstalled windows 10 x64 yesterday and today I'm already facing the same issue.This doesn't always ...
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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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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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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 ...