Who on Earth would want to have more than 512 apps displayed in the Start menu?’ That’s probably the first question that comes to mind after reading this story’s title.
Well, it turns out there actually are some users who have more than 512 apps in the Start menu, and it seems that they have come across a weird bug that blocks Windows 10 from displaying all applications.
Basically, these users cannot see all their apps when clicking on the “All apps” shortcut in the Start menu, and according to their reports, the operating system randomly chooses which entries to skip.
First discovered in the Insider Preview
The issue was first reported in the Insider Preview, and at that time, Microsoft promised a fix before RTM, but it turns out that the company missed the deadline.
“As Windows 10 Technical Preview is still in developmental stage, you may expect some compatibility issues as of now and some features or settings might not work as expected. The stated issue might not exist in the RTM version of Windows 10,” a company support engineer wrote at that time.
Right now, the company is internally testing a fix and it could be released to users in the coming days.
“An update on this. We now have a fix to the >512 app problem and are currently testing it internally. Thank you for your patience,” a company employee confirms.
If you’d like to check how many apps are currently on your computer and see if you’re prone to this bug or not, simply launch PowerShell from the Start menu (by typing PowerShell) and paste the following command: