Windows 10: Customizing the Start Menu Solved

  1.    18 Nov 2017 #1

    Customizing the Start Menu

    Is there a way to customize the Start Menu so I can remove the ABC letters & also place shortcuts into folders?
    What I mean is this: In 7, after I install a program, I can R-click the Orb & select (If I remember correctly) Properties or Open Windows Explorer. Opening Windows Explorer, I can get into the Start Menu folder & create/move/delete files & folders for a nice tidy menu. How can I do this in 10?
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  2.    18 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi, it's very inconvenient. You have to use the underlying folders and manipulate those. (See links at end). But never hope to expect the flexibility you're used to using that. I don't know of any way to remove the ABC categorisation, which acts as a quick way to access sections of the list.

    As has been said in many threads like this, if you want a truly familiar feeling start menu (that exposes those folders conveniently) use Classic Shell start menu (free).

    Drag 'n drop, layout like Win 7 or XP expanding in columns across the screen, configurable search options, can launch universal apps. No tiles.

    And you can still use Win 10's start menu with a key combo.
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    Here's what happens to a deeply nested start menu inherited from Win 7.. beyond about the 3rd folder deep, Win 10's start menu strips out all the shortcuts from the folders and lists them in alphabetical order.


    Oh, and you can even have the Orb back if you wish..:)

    How to change default WIN10 start menu for ALL Users - Windows 10 Forums
    Unable to customize Start menu Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Very like your question:
    Left-hand side start menu true customisation? - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    23 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks for the reply & links.
    I did find the folders I was looking for & I can move some shortcuts around, but unfortunately not all are listed.
    I'll download Classic Shell I give it a go, thanks for the suggestion.
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