Windows 10: Taskbar "start menu" customization tab missing Solved

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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Taskbar "start menu" customization tab missing


    Right click empty part of taskbar, go to "properties". I have 3 tabs. Taskbar, navigation, and toolbars. According to several sites I have read, I should also have a "start menu" tab with a "customization" button to change some things on the left side of the start menu, and also enable pinning things to the left side. This option is missing for me. Is this something that has to be enabled with a registry tweak?
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  2. Posts : 5,010
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Not there for me either. I don't remember it ever being there:

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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    This is odd. I've found about 10 different sites that reference this. Here's an example: 8 Ways to Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

    Maybe this is something that was present in a beta build that's not in the live version? Although if that's the case there should be a way to reenable it with a registry tweak.

    EDIT: Looking at the dates for these customization howto's...and it appears they are all quite old. So yeah, looks like this is something from a much earlier build.
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  4. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    Akaihiryuu said: View Post
    Right click empty part of taskbar, go to "properties". I have 3 tabs. Taskbar, navigation, and toolbars. According to several sites I have read, I should also have a "start menu" tab with a "customization" button to change some things on the left side of the start menu, and also enable pinning things to the left side. This option is missing for me. Is this something that has to be enabled with a registry tweak?
    Hello Akaihiryuu,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to add or remove folders from your Start list..

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Akaihiryuu,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to add or remove folders from your Start list..

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks, but I already found that. I was just hoping to be able to do the things like were being done in the thread I mentioned. Alas it appears it isn't possible anymore (that was apparently from a much older build). I suppose there is always classic shell.
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  6. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       30 Jul 2015 #6

    Yeah, the Start Menu tab in taskbar properties is no longer available. It's now only in Settings.
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  7.    23 Aug 2015 #7

    Really?


    Brink said: View Post
    Yeah, the Start Menu tab in taskbar properties is no longer available. It's now only in Settings.
    I can't find it in Settings either. Can you be more specific please? Thanks
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  8. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       23 Aug 2015 #8

    jmonica said: View Post
    I can't find it in Settings either. Can you be more specific please? Thanks
    Hello Jmonica, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you're wanting the same thing as the OP, then the tutorial below can help show you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    If you wanted to be able to turn on/off system icons and hide/show notification area icons, then:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    03 Oct 2015 #9

    It's not that people can't find the simple built in controls to activate or deactivate these items. It's that they are GONE and NOTHING you click brings them back. Example... The, "Settings" button is gone from my win 10 pro Start menu and nothing I click on brings it back.
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  10. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Oct 2015 #10

    Chenzo said: View Post
    It's not that people can't find the simple built in controls to activate or deactivate these items. It's that they are GONE and NOTHING you click brings them back. Example... The, "Settings" button is gone from my win 10 pro Start menu and nothing I click on brings it back.
    Hello Chenzo, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using the tutorial below doesn't add it back for you?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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