Windows 10: Start Menu Customisation

  1.    25 Jan 2015 #1

    Start Menu Customisation


    I like having a decent list of most used apps on the start launch list in W7. I would change to [not] 'large icons' in the start customisation options, then set the start menu size to (say) 20 apps.
    Shaun posed a great solution to restoring the 9879-type 'resizable' start menu on 9926 (thanks!), but tinkering with the registry entries that controlled the icon sizes in W7 doesn't seem to work in W10TP.
    However, there is clearly some mechanism that configures the 'all programs' list to use small icons
    Anyone have any suggestions to change the main start list to small(er) icons?

    I suppose what i'm wanting is the W7 desktop back - and that's probably not far from the truth; for a desktop user, the W7 Aero presentation was smart, nice to look at, and more productive because it had better delineation between content and functional zones that the Playschool (is this to become the new name for it?) UI doesn't seem to have (for me).

    Retain the options to allow the users the options to configure the UI presentation the way they are happiest with, and perhaps then do the analytics to see what everyone chooses?
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  2. Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 x64
       25 Jan 2015 #2

    alijcam said: View Post
    I like having a decent list of most used apps on the start launch list in W7. I would change to [not] 'large icons' in the start customisation options, then set the start menu size to (say) 20 apps.
    Shaun posed a great solution to restoring the 9879-type 'resizable' start menu on 9926 (thanks!), but tinkering with the registry entries that controlled the icon sizes in W7 doesn't seem to work in W10TP.
    However, there is clearly some mechanism that configures the 'all programs' list to use small icons
    Anyone have any suggestions to change the main start list to small(er) icons?

    I suppose what i'm wanting is the W7 desktop back - and that's probably not far from the truth; for a desktop user, the W7 Aero presentation was smart, nice to look at, and more productive because it had better delineation between content and functional zones that the Playschool (is this to become the new name for it?) UI doesn't seem to have (for me).

    Retain the options to allow the users the options to configure the UI presentation the way they are happiest with, and perhaps then do the analytics to see what everyone chooses?
    Download StartIsBack and you will pretty much have the Windows 7 desktop back .... minus the aero effect. StartIsBack is a reincarnation of the Windows 7 start menu.

    I just whish they would bring back being able to customize the login screen instead of having to use those fugly solid colors.
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  3. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       25 Jan 2015 #3

    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    There's quite a few restrictions on 10 but I'm sure eventually allot of win-8 utilities to alter system files will be available soon after final release,
    Like this one,
    Windows 7 Logon Background Changer - Customize your Windows 7 welcome screen wallpaper
    But yes Start8 is a good cheap one to alter the start menu/ start button...
    Then there's classic shell as well that will also be compatible eventually
    Cheers.
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  4. Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 x64
       25 Jan 2015 #4

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    There's quite a few restrictions on 10 but I'm sure eventually allot of win-8 utilities to alter system files will be available soon after final release,
    Like this one,
    Windows 7 Logon Background Changer - Customize your Windows 7 welcome screen wallpaper
    That doesn't even work with 8 / 8.1 ???
    windows users haven't had that option since windows 7
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  5. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       26 Jan 2015 #5

    That was an example not a actual suggestion,
    Read again
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