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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win10
       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. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,352
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Jul 2015 #2

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

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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win10
       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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       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..

    Start List - Add or Remove Folders in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win10
       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..

    Start List - Add or Remove Folders in Windows 10
    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       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.

    Start List - Add or Remove Folders in Windows 10

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

    Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show in Windows 10

    System Icons - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  9. Joined : Oct 2015
    California
    Posts : 12
    Win 10 Pro
       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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       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?

    Start List - Add or Remove Folders in Windows 10
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