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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
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    Unable to customize Start menu


    Hello everyone. I am trying to customize my Start menu but am unable to do so. Can anyone tell me how to do this? Thank you!
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    Hello everyone. I am trying to customize my Start menu but am unable to do so. Can anyone tell me how to do this? Thank you!
    Please be a little more specific.

    Also, make sure your install is activated
    Settings > Update & Security > Activation

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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Please be a little more specific.

    Also, make sure your install is activated
    Settings > Update & Security > Activation

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    Thank you for your reply. I have Windows 10 Home and am activated. I understand that if I right-click on an empty space and then choose "Properties" there is supposed to be a tab for personalizing the Start Menu on "Tool Bar and Start Menu Properties" but it is not there. There also is no way to do it in "Settings" > "Personalization"

    Could this all be because I have "Home" rather then "Pro".
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4
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    Are you sure there's not anything in
    Settings > Personalization > Start ?
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    I just checked my Win7 system (upgraded to Home) and it is there.

    Please post a screen shot from your system similar to the one above
    Seeing what you see always helps members on this side of your monitor.
    Here's how you can grab a screen shot that shows the issue and attach it to a new post.
    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

    Also, be as specific as you can on what you want to change. Maybe if you do one at a time, it might help get you started ... some things are in different settings.

    The tutorials section here on Tf has lots of step-by-step instructions
    For example:
    Start Menu - Resize in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Start Full-screen - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Start Menu Most Used Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Don't forget to look at the bottom of post# 1 in the tutorials for related links:
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    Thank you for your reply. What I am trying to do is modify the start menu (changing its colour scheme). When I right-click on an empty part of the task bar a window comes up like the one here. One tab (Start Menu) is missing and it is the one I require in order to change the colour scheme. It (the Start Menu tab) is present on my other system that has Pro installed. Can anyone who has Home installed tell me if they have it? And if they do suggest why I do not? Thanks
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    Thank you for your reply. What I am trying to do is modify the start menu (changing its colour scheme). When I right-click on an empty part of the task bar a window comes up like the one here. One tab (Start Menu) is missing and it is the one I require in order to change the colour scheme. It (the Start Menu tab) is present on my other system that has Pro installed. Can anyone who has Home installed tell me if they have it? And if they do suggest why I do not? Thanks
    I have home on another machine. Neither Home or Pro has the Taskbar Properties Start Menu tab.

    You're not looking in the right place. Forget about the way you used to do it and use the way to do it in Win10

    Press the WinKey [ ] to open Start
    Press Settings in the left hand panel
    Press Personalization
    Press colors

    Or see these tuturoials
    Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Color of Window Borders and Title Bars - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Start, Taskbar, and Action Center Color - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    This might make it a bit easier while learning Win10
    'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Things are different in Win10 lots of stuff has moved to Settings - after you told me what you wanted to do, it was easy to find the tutorials.

    If you bump into another issue where you can't find the way to do something, search the Windows 10 Tutorials . There's a handy Tutorial Quick Reference (index) too
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #7
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    Doing what you have suggested, Slartybart, only allows me to change the background colour of the entire screen. I need that "Start Menu" tab in order to just change the colour of the Start Menu.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8
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    Sorry, the Taskbar properties > Start Menu tab just isn't part of Windows 10.

    Did you look at this Tutorial?
    Start, Taskbar, and Action Center Color - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    31 Jul 2015 #9
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    Thanks a lot Slartybart - I have it figured out with your help. Too bad the selection of colours is so limited and there are no custom colours.
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  10.    31 Jul 2015 #10
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    Hi guys , why can't i pin apps to start menu ? I tried drag and drop but it didn't work.Click image for larger version. 

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