Pin down shortcuts on the left side of the start menu


  1. Posts : 9
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    Pin down shortcuts on the left side of the start menu


    I did an upgrade from win 7 to 10. Some glitches, but nothing I can handle. But i didn't like when u pin down a short cut on the start menu, it went to right. I want some program to pin down on the leftside, like win7. Is't possible to do that on win10?
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
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    MsGeek said:
    I did an upgrade from win 7 to 10. Some glitches, but nothing I can handle. But i didn't like when u pin down a short cut on the start menu, it went to right. I want some program to pin down on the leftside, like win7. Is't possible to do that on win10?
    Apparently not, not yet anyway!
    Seed Feedback about it and maybe they'll consider implementing it! :)
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  3. Posts : 9
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    Not in the new start menu style, but you can change the look and function to that like Windows 7, I used Star8 by Stardock in Windows 8 and it works in Windows 10, they are making a Start10

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  4. Posts : 9
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    TheSmokey76 said:
    Not in the new start menu style, but you can change the look and function to that like Windows 7, I used Star8 by Stardock in Windows 8 and it works in Windows 10, they are making a Start10

    Pin down shortcuts on the left side of the start menu-screenshot-5-.png
    Well I to wait ten. I saw the other builds that microsoft did.. why did they remove it?
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
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    MsGeek said:
    Well I to wait ten. I saw the other builds that microsoft did.. why did they remove it?
    I don't know, but like you, I would like to be able to Pin to the Start LIST, and with one click see the programs I want to open, and nothing else.

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    Last edited by Edwin; 09 Aug 2015 at 17:17.
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  6. Posts : 18
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    I'm with you on that Edwin, that's why I'm using Classic Shell for now. It lets me increase the font size too, so pt 11 is pt 11 and not pt 8 that you can't change or read on high resolutions. I'm still peeved about the title bar color options and how we have to hack our own theme. Thank god we have so many tutorials on here.
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    Hi, I'm trying to work out what the heck IS going on with the All Apps LHS of the start menu. Like you, I use Classic Shell.. I cna't imagine using the Win 10 start menu seriously.

    Why am I interested? I came across a snag with my Cortana shortcut in All Apps, and thought- Cortana's working fine (it's very 'delicate' and easily perturbed by settings changes e.g.) - and I don't use it ... but this made me curious about the composition of the LHS of the W10 start menu.

    I wanted to replace the Cortana shortcut 'cos it opened Store, whereas my desktop shortcut to Cortana opens Cortana. But I can't see how.

    Now I updated from Win 8, so my start menu had a lot of entries. These I organised into folders.
    Some of these I see in the Win 10 start menu, albeit without their customised icons, some I don't. One contains only one of many entries.

    I'm wondering what the correlation is between what were the per user start menu entries and the All users entries and what I'm seeing in the Win 10 start menu, and why some folders are displayed but not others.

    Classic Shell shows the menu structure I'm used to.

    I'm beginning to try to explore where things are in the Win 10 start menu in terms of folders.
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places
    is interesting.
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    is as Win 8 - normal.
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    is as Win 8 - normal.
    C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    is as Win 8 - normal.

    However, so far it's not clear to me where the 'Win 10' content of the LHS is defined.
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  8. Posts : 82
    Windows
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    dalchina said:
    Hi, I'm trying to work out what the heck IS going on with the All Apps LHS of the start menu. Like you, I use Classic Shell.. I cna't imagine using the Win 10 start menu seriously.

    Why am I interested? I came across a snag with my Cortana shortcut in All Apps, and thought- Cortana's working fine (it's very 'delicate' and easily perturbed by settings changes e.g.) - and I don't use it ... but this made me curious about the composition of the LHS of the W10 start menu.

    I wanted to replace the Cortana shortcut 'cos it opened Store, whereas my desktop shortcut to Cortana opens Cortana. But I can't see how.

    Now I updated from Win 8, so my start menu had a lot of entries. These I organised into folders.
    Some of these I see in the Win 10 start menu, albeit without their customised icons, some I don't. One contains only one of many entries.

    I'm wondering what the correlation is between what were the per user start menu entries and the All users entries and what I'm seeing in the Win 10 start menu, and why some folders are displayed but not others.

    Classic Shell shows the menu structure I'm used to.

    I'm beginning to try to explore where things are in the Win 10 start menu in terms of folders.
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places
    is interesting.
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    is as Win 8 - normal.
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    is as Win 8 - normal.
    C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    is as Win 8 - normal.

    However, so far it's not clear to me where the 'Win 10' content of the LHS is defined.

    See my post
    Semi Pin to left side of Start Menu Achieved
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