Windows 10: Start Menu Customization


  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       14 Oct 2016 #1

    Start Menu Customization


    Is there a way to put custom items here instead of a full list of programs in my PC? sort of winows 7 style? https://i.imgur.com/LVdbxwY.png
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  2. Posts : 9,018
    Windows 10 Professional
       14 Oct 2016 #2

    Relax said: View Post
    Is there a way to put custom items here instead of a full list of programs in my PC? sort of winows 7 style? https://i.imgur.com/LVdbxwY.png
    In a manner of speaking, yes.
    Basically you need to create custom shortcuts in the folders that the originals reside in:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    and
    C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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  3.    15 Oct 2016 #3

    Best to use Classic Shell (free) if you want something like Win 7 that lets you use subfolders in the way you're used to and manipulate the start menu by drag 'n drop.

    (You can still use the Win 10 start menu as well).
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  4. Posts : 3,737
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Oct 2016 #4

    If you want to stick with using the standard Windows 10 Start, try going to Settings/Personalisation/Start and turn on 'show most used apps'. You can also pin apps to Start as tiles then organise them into groups, not quite what you asked for - but just as useful.

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  5. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Oct 2016 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    In a manner of speaking, yes.
    Basically you need to create custom shortcuts in the folders that the originals reside in:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    and
    C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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    What symbol are u using to make them appear on top of the list?
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  6. Posts : 9,018
    Windows 10 Professional
       16 Oct 2016 #6

    Relax said: View Post
    What symbol are u using to make them appear on top of the list?
    Alt+5 = ♣
    Alt+3 = ♥
    Alt+7 = • etc...
    they may form a different hierarchy on your system, just play around with them.
    (Glad you noticed!)

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