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, clicking Pin to Start Menu will create another column and pin a tile there
  • Cannot drag from right side to left, or from anywhere for that matter

Here's how my Start appears, after removing Most Used and Recently Added. Simply want an app pinned anywhere in the gray area:

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  • If you want that functionality. You have to use StartIsBack++ or Start10 or something like those two programs.
    – Ramhound
    Jul 30 '15 at 17:08
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    The silly thing is, it WAS possible..They removed that option when they released the first major public preview a few months ago... Oh Microsoft... why don't you learn?! Everyone, please use the built-in Feedback application and up-vote the Start Menu issue.
    – deherch
    Jul 31 '15 at 16:21
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    Upvote on uservoice :-) windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/…
    – KorsG
    Aug 7 '15 at 8:48
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    Typical. Microsoft has been removing useful features from its products for years.
    – RobH
    Aug 21 '15 at 17:06

You can't pin items there but you can have recent apps there and exclude certain apps. Which basically means you can customize it, it's just tedious.

  1. Go to Settings > Personalization > Start
  2. Turn on "Show Most Used Apps"
  3. Start launching apps you want in there. It will hold 6 apps.

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  • 3
    How do you get the list of recently opened files to show up? For me it shows on some programs but not others.
    – Mike
    Aug 13 '15 at 6:15

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