Since the last Windows 10 update, all my apps are displayed on Start Menu.

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Before the update, this wasn't displayed like that. I want to remove this section or customize it: for example display all recent apps, or only chosen apps, or something like that. Is that possible?

The current version of Windows I have is:

Edition Windows 10 Pro Version 1607 OS Build 14393.82


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What you see is the new start menu of Windows 10 Version 1607. Here MS placed the programs groups (A-Z) on the left side.

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We have merged the most used apps list and the All apps list into a single view and elevated it to the top level of the UI to reduce clicking and scrolling. You can now access all your apps with one click on the Start menu. We have also moved important functionality such as Power, Settings, and File Explorer so that they are always visible in the left rail in the Start menu, and updated the Recently added section so that it will now show 3 entries instead of just 1, and can be expanded to see the entire list of new apps.

In V1607 (Build 14393) there is no way to change this.

Starting with Build 14942, there is an option in the settings app to disable the app list Hide app list in Start menu:

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Now the list is gone:

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So you have to install the Windows 10 Creators Update to get this option to hide the list.

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