Questions tagged [start-menu]

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 Menu Pinned Apps missing

After performing an Hard Drive (migrated to SSD) I use the free version of EaseUS Todo Backup Free 12.0 to clone the disc. Now the Start Menu is back to the default along with live titles turned on ...
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Is “Start Menu” “Partial Search” disabled by default in Windows 10?

I can't make "partial searches" in windows 10 Start Menu. Is anyone having the same problem? In "indexing options" the "Start Menu" is in "Included Location" and has nothing "Excluded" (although the "...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Context Menu All But Settings Apps Not Starting

I have a PC running Windows 10, latest updates, where when you right click on the Start Menu, all of the menu items less the ones going to the Settings applet do nothing. Such as: Event Viewer Device ...
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How to restart a remote Windows desktop when start menu is disabled?

I am working remotely via the Windows Remote Desktop app. The start menu on the remote desktop has become non-responsive. (I can't get a look at the calendar or the notifications either. But all ...
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How to pin a specific batch file to start menu or task bar

I have a batch file that I want to run easily on Windows 10. I am trying to pin it either to the start menu, or the task bar, or at least have it come up when I search from the start menu. I have ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu showing default or empty icons for UWP apps

I have been having this issue since I last decided to reinstall all windows apps using a powershell command. I have tried deleting the thumbnail / icon cache and rebuilding it, reinstalling again all ...
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How to remove Start Menu Layer on my Desktop

I had pretty much the default before. As you can see, all my icons have disappeared and I now have a "back" button. Clicking the windows icon does nothing, and on top of that, I can't minimize or ...
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How do I make Windows 10 Start Menu search find anything *containing* my search term (like Windows 7 did)?

On Windows 7: as I remember, the search results included anything that contained your search term. On Windows 10: it seems, the search results only include items that start with your search term. ...
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How do I remove the “Productivity” group header from Windows 10's Start menu?

By default Windows 10's Start menu mandates the use of groups, ensuring that the Start menu always consists of at least one group. However, grouped tiles are not a feature I need and I would rather ...
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Tab-completion in Windows 10 start menu search

How can I use some kind of tab-completion for folder navigation in the start menu search box of Windows 10? Unfortunately, pressing TAB just moves the focus but does not do any completion. For ...
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how do can I make the start menu stop showing on the opposite side of start button?

A few days ago, probably due to some unholly combination of keys, my start menu started showing on the opposite side of the screen as far away from the start menu button as possible. See pic related: ...
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Two paths for Win10 start shortcuts

Few of my shortcuts in Start suddenly disappeared. When I tried to discover why, I found that there are two paths for shortcuts in Start: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and C:\...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Folder Tiles

I have created some tiles in my start menu on Windows 10 that point to folders. Is there any way to get it so that, when I click the tile, it pops up a menu containing the contents? Right now, if I ...
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Windows 10 start menu entry missing that target same exe [duplicate]

I want two entries in the Windows 10 Start menu for the same application: one for normal Start and another one for Start as administrator (elevated), so I no longer need to use the context menu. I ...
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Windows 10 1809 - Office 365 start menu search not working?

I have an issue on clients on Windows 10 1809 when searching for Excel for example it does not show in the search results. Or any other office 365 application. If I logon to a different profile it ...
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Windows 10 start menu CTD

I can open my start menu just fine, but if I don't select something within 5 seconds or if I type out a search query it immediately freezes for 3 seconds then basically does a CTD. Is there any way ...
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chocolatey updates re-populate start menu at undesired places

I have a habit of categorizing applications on my start menu, so they don't all clog it up but rather arranged in a nice tree-like structure, easy to browse (for me at least). However - I install my ...
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Windows Start Menu Not Working [closed]

Problem: The start menu won't open when I clicked on it. It's completely unresponsive. The other programs located in my task bar were able to be opened, and they were functioning normally. Only the ...
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How to make start menu search look for searched item throughout the entire system?

Start menu search option only searches the C:\ drive. I want it to search the entire computer (all drives), how do I do this in Windows 10?
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Hiding a specific app from start menu

I am having a little situation where after installing Adobe Creative Cloud on my computer an app called "Notification Manager for Adobe Creative Cloud" appeared on my Start Menu. I have checked in ...
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“some of these settings are hidden or managed by your organization” Start Menu Settings

Windows 10 does not let me add tiles to my start menu and I do not know why. I had a school account on my laptop but I removed it and everything else was fixed but not my start menu settings.
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Lubuntu / LXDE with a weird left margin

I'm having an issue with My desktop manager (LXDE, with Lubuntu), Where the shortcut Super + left arrow key was supposed to put the current window against the left side of the screen, but leaves a ...
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How do I move the Windows 10 Start Menu apps list to the left edge?

I've seen the apps list permanently expanded at the very left edge of the Windows 10 Start Menu, rather than hidden or in a separate column. How is this done, please? I like the idea and it's ...
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Windows 10 Tile Layout Only replicating when connected to domain

We're having a slightly weird issue with our machines. It seems that whenever laptop's disconnect from the domain and travel off site, they loose their custom tile layout in start and instead receive ...
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Windows 10 tablet mode forcefully starts menu after login

While trying to set a default start app on windows 10 after login in tablet mode, I am facing a trouble, that it displays the start menu screen in full size launching my default app in background ...
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Start menu (and others) not working (v1709 and above, for Tile Store, NOT Tile Data Layer)

Some background: At one point all Windows "Modern UI"-style apps stopped working, ie. the calculator, "Clocks & Alarms", etc. Upon rebooting (to see if it would fix the issue), the start menu ...
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Is it possible to make the Start Menu in Windows 10 the Expanded one by default?

For Example, currently my Start Menu looks like the following: I would like to make the expanded start menu the default without the background "list" since it's empty, like this:
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Pageant fails to auto-start on Windows 10

I have the following shortcut in c:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ C:\prog\PuTTY\pageant.exe c:\my\.ssh\some-key.ppk c:\my\.ssh\other-key.ppk It used to ...
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Where is the option to disable web search in windows 10 start menu?

Windows 10 seems to have an annoying bug where it tries to do a web search every time I type something in the start menu search bar It's nice that it searches through the computer to try and find ...
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How do I get Windows 10 to “resetup” my user?

How can I trick Windows 10 into first time setup so I can reset all the settings for my user account? I'm using Windows 10 1903. Specifically, how do I delete all my settings for my user, so when I ...
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The “A great app is on its way!” tiles won't install

After resetting my Windows 10 start menu layout using this method, I can't seem to get "A great app is on its way!" tiles to download. I tried enabling and disabling auto-updates in the Windows store, ...
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Can no longer open Chrome Apps from Windows 10 Startmenu

As of today, I can no longer open Chrome Apps from the Windows 10 Startmenu. This worked up until yesterday evening's shutdown of the computer. I already tried restarting the machine. Also, the apps ...
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Windows 10 start menu certain items stopped working

Certain items in the Windows 10 start menu have ceased to do anything, whether through clicking or through pressing Enter. Others work. Start menu items not responding does not solve the issue. I ...
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How do I stop the Windows 10 start menu from opening upon login to Windows?

It's a minor thing, but I find the auto-opening of the start menu that covers 1/2 of my screen on login to be super annoying. Is there a way (registry setting?) to disable this so that it just opens ...
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Change windows 10 start menu

I bought a windows 10 laptop 2 years, ago and I just bought a new laptop that is much better. The new laptops start menu, looks much different, even though they are both windows 10 home New: (there ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu won't let me type?

I have several Windows 10 computers that I use, but one of them, a laptop, won't let me type in the Start Menu; I really needed to be able to type fast yesterday and it wouldn't do anything for the ...
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Start Menu search is no longer functional and the Cortana (SearchUI.exe) process is using a lot of resources

Recently I moved my desktop PC to a new place and for some reason the Windows start menu search is no longer functional. I usually tap the Windows key and type to open up most programs. Now, after I ...
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Remove Built in Windows 10 Start menu Apps

Take a look at the image below, how can I remove the remainder of those items on the start menu, the seem to be permanent, though there has to be a way to remove them. . note: I already tried using ...
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All windows icons are missing, for all users

We are using Windows server 2019 for remote desktop server, and suddenly all icons goes like this. and this happens to every users. Is there any way to fix this? There is no iconcache.db, and a ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Toolbars that I remove, reappear after restarting PC

I added some custom toolbars to my start menu that lists the contents of specific directories. But they were taking too much room on my start bar so I have removed them several times but every time I ...
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Widen Windows 10 start menu scrollbar

I can't find a way to widen Windows 10's start menu scrollbar. Searched Google but no hope. The issue is that so many menu items goes beyond the width and cannot see full name. For example, I have ...
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Windows key is acting wierd

My keyboard used to work fine, but recently (no idea exactly when) my windows key has started acting weird. When I press and hold the windows key it activates the start menu, even without letting go....
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Windows 10 instant search in Start menu doesn't work

Got a new PC on my work and Windows was preinstalled and configured. There is a lack of Windows menu search feature. I got used to push Windows button on a keyboard and then just type what I want. ...
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Where is windows 10 start layout xml file located in version 1803?

Is it possible to find and edit windows 10 version 1803 start layout without exporting & importing, and if yes, where this xml file can be found?
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Hotkeys and Windows Key in windows 10

Many different shortcuts are enabled in windows and they can be useful. What I wanted to do was disable the windows key from opening the start menu in Windows 10. This can be done with Sharpkeys and I ...
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Windows 10 tiles on start menu removed for all new users

I am making a new Image for a company and they requested a Windows 10 start menu with no tiles. I have removed the tiles on the default Account and created a start menu layout xml file with 0 tiles on ...
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How to disable simplified context menus in Windows 10 Start Menu?

I'm looking for a way to disable simplified context menus in Start Menu that are missing some actions which are essential for me. Below I have provided an example from my home PC to clarify what I ...
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How to have a custom start layout only for new users?

I want to to have a customized start layout for my company's Windows 10 machines before we migrate. I've found the Import-Layout powershell cmdlet, but as far as I'm aware that only applies to the ...
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Why menu start search can't find two Notepad++ entries in Start menu?

I want to create additional start menu item for Notepad++ to start it with Administrator privileges. I have original Notepad++.ink shortcut here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\...
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Change Jupyter notebook default working directory

I know that similar questions have been asked before but I have been strolling the web for three hours now, without success in solving my problem, so I'm just gonna go ahead and ask: I want to change ...

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