4 Tips to Customize the Start Menu on Windows 10

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Do you want to change the color of the Start menu?

Are you looking for the best ways to customize the Start menu?

As you know the Start menu evolved over the years since Windows 95 and is still evolving with the latest updates of Windows 10.

Using simple & easy tips in this tutorial you will be able to add your personal touch to your PC’s Start menu.

Let’s dive in!

1. Resize the Start Menu

On Windows 10 it’s easy to resize your Start menu just with your mouse’ cursor.

Just hover to the upper or right side of your Start menu and drag to resize.

This feature is useful especially for those who have too many tiles & pinned programs. This can also be a productive way to organize your programs instead of using your Desktop.

2. Pin Items to Your Start Menu as Tiles

Suppose you have a number of programs you use regularly and want to access them from your Start menu.

Right-click on any program and choose “Pin to Start“.

This option (Pin to Start) is also available for folders, files & shortcuts in the Desktop or the File Explorer.

Use your mouse to change the position of your tiles with a drag and drop movement.

If you want to remove a tile just right-click on it and choose “Unpin from Start“.

You can resize your tiles with a simple right-click > “Resize” > “Small” or “Medium“.

3. Change Colors of Start Menu

As you have noticed my Start menu has a different color than the default color.

You can change the color via the Settings App (Windows+I) > “Personalization“.

Click on the “Colors” page and select your favorite color.

4. Make the Start Menu Full-Screen

If you want to make the Start menu full-screen, open the Settings App > “Personalization” > “Start” and toggle the option “Use Start full screen“.

You can also toggle these options:

  • Show more tiles on Start
  • Show app list in Start menu
  • Show recently added apps
  • Show most user apps
  • Show suggestions occasionally in Start
  • Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar and in File Explorer Quick Access

Here is how the full-screen Start menu looks like.

You just learned some new tips & tricks to better use the Start menu.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below ;)

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