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Questions tagged [start-screen]

The Start Screen is the default Welcome page and Application Launcher in Windows-8. It is based on the Metro UI, features static or live content as Tiles, and search capabilities.

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How to reinstall Windows 10 when you messed up?

Since i cannot remember the Windows 10 password, i decided to do a full reinstall on my Asus laptop. At 26% iI get a message the reinstall is canceled. I thought they failure may be because the ...
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Casandra service is not strating in server

When I start cassandra service in my windows server, I am getting below error. enter image description here
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Can I set the Start Menu in Full-Screen Mode to open “All Apps” by default?

When I open the start menu in Windows 10, by default it shows me the "Pinned Tiles". I don't have any pinned tiles, so this is just a blank menu. Can I tell windows to default to "All Apps" instead? ...
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Windows 10 - Updating Background for Start Icons/Pins

Requesting information on how to change background color of Start Pins in Windows 10. An example would be changing from the blue background to black (example image: VS Code with black and VS 2017 with ...
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Windows 10 stuck on startup screen

After I shut down my Acer (Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.15]), the laptop suddenly doesn't boot anymore. I basically just try to run different commands in the hope that this fixes W10. After I ...
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Items length in Windows 10 Start screen

I use Windows 10 (Enterprise, Version 1709, OS Build 16299.125). The evolution of Start menu/screen since Win8 ended up in something very weird for me. I don't care much if it is full screen or what ...
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How do I start up my PC?

My PC is stuck in the Welcome screen forever. After I give my password, the Welcome wheel is spinning forever. Now I looked up the problem in the web, it was told to Shift+Restart the PC, and then ...
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Black screen on start-up with cursor (graphical issue)

since I upgraded to Windows 10 I am experiencing the following problem on my laptop. After I log in the computer screen is 90% black (the log in screen is normal and the 10% that is not black belongs ...
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Fast application Autorun

I'm using a Microsoft Surface 3 tablet (W10) for running a full-screen WPF application. The application is now added in the "Startup" folder, and it takes a couple of seconds to launch after the OS ...
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How to access “All apps” fast on Windows 10 Full screen start

This is the start when "Use Start full scren" is on. The Pinned tiles are the default. How can I display the All apps list real fast without using a mouse? This is the desired view, best opened ...
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Windows 7 UEFI stuck in “starting windows” screen

My PC specs are 1. DH87MC 2. 2*8GB Ram (currently dual channel config windows 10) 3.gtx 760 graphic card 4.2TB HDD I am currently using windows 10 and I want to switch to windows 7. I want to install ...
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Apply full Windows 10 v1703 Start layout GPO only once

Is there any way to apply a full Windows 10 Start layout but still letting the user pin or unpin apps from Start? When a full Start layout is applied with this method, the users cannot pin, unpin, ...
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Windows 10 boot time : previously 20 seconds, now 6-8 X more

Previously it took about 20-30 seconds to boot my Windows 10 Computer. I just don't understand why it does now take up to eight-times longer to start up, even though I have disabled most the useless ...
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LCD laptop display is greyed out on startup

I have just a small display problem with my laptop (HP Elitebook 8440p) running on Debian 8. Whenever the computer is booting up from sleep, my screen will either be flashing pixels everywhere, or be ...
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Constantly spinning circle on startup

Have win10, had it for a while now on this machine. Had to move, computer spent a couple nights in my car at close to zero and now it won't boot. Windows splash screen comes up fine. When that passes ...
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Windows 10 Start Screen animation choppy on new Dell XPS

I just got a brand new, shiny XPS 15 (16GB / i7 / 4k / 512 SSD / Nvidia & Intel GPUS). Something that annoys me a little bit though is that the start screen animation isn't smooth. It was damn ...
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How to cope with Windows 8-10 Start Screen icon dragging Rubik's Cube?

The Windows "Start Screen" introduced in Windows 8 and still present in Windows 10 shows large icons for programs arranged in a matrix: I find the movement logic in the interface to be completely ...
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Photoshop starting screen is just gradient circles

I have using adobe photoshop for couple of months. I have photoshop in 2 machines. 1st one is my acer aspire with intel HD Graphics. in this laptop photoshop starting screen looks like this: 2nd one ...
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Is “Recent Documents” no longer provided in Windows 10 Start Menu?

I can find recent items settings, but these seem to only let me see recent items opened on a per-app basis i.e. I can look at my Microsoft Word icon and see recent documents opened by Word. I can't ...
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Run as different user from Windows 10 Start Menu [duplicate]

In previous editions of Windows you could hold Shift and then Right Click an application from the Start Menu and you would see the "Run as different user" option. In Windows 10 it just closes the menu....
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What are the differences between IE and, ehm, IE?

I notice that there are very big differences between starting up IE from the desktop taskbar and starting it up from the Windows 8.1 start screen. Doing so results in a remarkably dissimilar user ...
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How can I pin Cygwin.bat to my Windows 10 start screen?

Seems you can't pin a .bat directly for some reason. Is there a way to have Cygwin's bash launched from my start screen? Update : BTW, I followed the advice in some of the "duplicate questions" eg. ...
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Windows 8.1 Welcome Screen Language Malfunction

once I changed my system language to Persian, but after a while I reset the settings back to English and the Country to the US. Though everything is English and the welcome screen settings are also in ...
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Windows Won't Start - Help Analyzing CBS.log please

Good day, Helping a friend with Windows load issue where I'm receiving STOP: c000021a error blue screen of death while Windows is loading. Following online instructions, I've run sfc /scannow ...
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Deleted something and messed up Windows 10 experience

I have a laptop running Windows 10 and it was running out of space. this folder: c:\users\glenn\appdata\Local\ was like 22GB, so i went hunting for the culprit. I did find some stuff to delete, ...
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How to remove the Start Menu's context menu in Windows 10

I'm trying to disable the right click on start menu apps in Windows 10. By tweaking few of StartMenu & Taskbar GPOs, I'm able to disable most of the context menu options except "turn live tile on/...
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Chrome “add to taskbar” icons are just capital letters

You know how through Chrome menu > More tools > Add to taskbar... you can add websites to a Start menu entry, and then pin them to the Start screen, desktop, and taskbar? The icons of most websites (...
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How can I get the Windows 8 start-screen in Windows 10?

I was skeptical about the modern-UI interface in Windows 8 (and 8.1), having been a Windows 7 user for a while, but slowly got used to it. My laptop got the upgrade to Windows 10 yesterday that I had ...
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How do I change the windows 8.1 start screen to a custom background?

How to change custom background image in windows 8.1 start screen. I was able to change default wallpapers in windows 8 but i can't changing in windows 8.1.
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Windows 8.1 start menu / recent apps visual bug?

I just switched to Windows 8.1 and I noticed, that when I bring the cursor in the bottom left corner on the start screen and hover to show the start button then grey lines show in the upper left ...
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Windows 8 home screen not visible after booting and entering password

i have re-started my laptop with windows 8 OS several times over. But I am stuck. the following is happening : I put the power button on. Then it asks for password. I enter the password. But nothing ...
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Folder SysWOW64 opens on start

I am using Windows 8.1. About a week ago, the folder kept on popping up, everytime I switched on my Laptop. I formatted my Laptop, installing Windows 8.1, all over again. After 2 days, the folder ...
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Windows 8.1: Editing and refreshing items in the Apps view

Apps view of the Windows 8.1 start screen maps from the following folders: shell:common start menu\programs (affects all users) shell:start menu\programs (affects current user) ...
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How to close a hung Windows 8.1 Start screen (on multiple monitor setup)

I hit my windows key to launch the start screen immediately after logging into windows. Something is unhappy, as now I can't close the start screen or interact with it in any way. I've managed to get ...
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Is there any way to make the Windows 8.1 start screen span multiple monitors?

I've done a search and come up with nothing other than a couple of posts from a year or two back when it didn't appear to be possible. Does anyone know of an aftermarket utility that will perform ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 Start Screen Tiles Transparent on a PC?

Once again I have run into a problem with very few solutions as I have looked all over the internet and have even look at previous answered questions but to no avail. Most of what I ran into had ...
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Set a shortcut key for Windows 8.1 Start screen

I have currently set the behavior of Windows button to go automatically to "Apps view" instead of the original Start screen. But sometimes I want to go to the main Start screen (not the App view) by ...
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Windows 8.1 how to make start screen showing only apps?

When I install an application in the start screen appears a lot of useless shortcuts, like help, web links, uninstall etc. Is there a way to make the start screen showing only application (executable ...
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How to add a hyperlink to Windows 8.1 Start Screen which will open in Firefox not Internet Explrorer

I wanted to add to the Start Screen a tile which will open my mailbox in Firefox. I followed tutorial in which I added the shortcut via IE->Tools->Pin website.... but the tile from the Start ...
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How to Edit the Windows 8.1 Start Screen for all users (removing defaults / adding a non-installer programs)

I am trying to do two things in Windows 8.1: Add a new program to the Start Menu of all users. This is an app that was added without using an installer (Eclipse). Remove defaults that are part of the ...
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How to fix the down arrow icon in Windows 8.1 start screen?

I am using Windows 8.1 and the down arrow button in the start screen, that takes you to the Apps screen, has a misplaced font file, and is showing a box instead of down arrow. This happened after I ...
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windows 8 start screen default background image origin and meaning

Anyone can share the meaning and origin place of the windows 8 default start screen background image? What is the tower used for? the place is real or fake? Why choose such an image?
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How to disable the Start menu hot corner (bottom-left) in Windows 8

In Windows 8/8.1, when you mouse to the bottom-left corner of a screen, the Start Menu hint appears, even if you are on a monitor without a taskbar, or in a fullscreen application. How do you disable ...
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How can I make it so that the start menu always creates new instances of programs?

I love the "WinKey + type "note" + enter" workflow of starting programs like notepad. However, I have a huge annoyance that I can't get over and has annoyed me since day 1. When I already have an ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen ribbon mysteriously replaced by context menu, how to reverse?

When I first set up Windows 8 (core edition) on my desktop PC, it showed the following behavior when I right-clicked a start screen tile: It was possible to right-click multiple tiles and use the ...
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Can't launch Chrome from the Taskbar or Start Screen when running as an administrator

My problem is pretty simple. I can launch Google Chrome v35.0.1916.114 from anywhere with no problems until I set the .exe to run as an administrator (useful for downloading files to my C:\ drive). ...
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How to show “Run as different user” on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1?

Is it possible to show the "Run as different user" option for applications on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1? I have enabled Show "Run as different user" command on Start user policy but to no avail. ...
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How to restore Start menu shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts? If you need more details about how they were ...
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How to remove group name from metro app?

After the Win8.1 April update, if you go to the start screen and open the all apps area at the bottom, modern apps now have the first letter of their name used to group them. On my tablet this is a ...
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How do I reset the Windows 8.1 Update Start screen background to use the desktop background

While looking for a way to reset the Sign In screen colour under Windows 8.1 Update, I set the Start screen's background colour to a uniform blue. How to I reset to use the desktop background (which ...