Windows 10: Windows start menu... Solved

  1.    21 Feb 2018 #1

    Windows start menu...


    This one puzzles me and have idea how and why it changed. The display did work most of the day as usual and there had been no changes made to the system that I am aware of....

    Left-clicking on the Windows icon in the left bottom corner used to bring up the list of applications, with the most recent ones on the top. For some reason, starting today, doing the same minimizes all of the open applications on the desktop, the background dimmed out similarly to entering the admin password and shows this:

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    The image above shortened from the 1,200 pixel high...

    Once this display is in place, the desktop icons not shown and the desktop is not responding. Clicking on the Windows icon again, or on any of the taskbar icons, brings back the desktop and its icons.

    Clicking on the top hamburger icon shows this:

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    Clicking on the hamburger icon again just closes the extended image down to the narrow image above.

    Clicking on the "Pinned tiles" does nothing...

    Clicking on the "All apps" links spreads all of the application icons in the middle of the screen, from the top to bottom, five column wide, while maintaining the dimmed background image. It's kind of interesting look...

    The display is very similar to how Windows 8.1 used to display the installed application via the Windows key on the keyboard. As the matter of fact, pressing the Windows key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows icon.

    Right clicking on the Windows icon looks the same:

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    Anyone has any idea what caused this change and how to restore the list of applications to above the Windows icon?

    TIA...
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       21 Feb 2018 #2

    Open Settings > Personalisation > Start

    turn on 'Show apps list in Start menu'

    You may have accidentally turned it off.

    If it's not that, you may have accidentally turned on 'Use Start full screen' in that same settings page.
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  3.    21 Feb 2018 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    Open Settings > Personalisation > Start

    turn on 'Show apps list in Start menu'

    You may have accidentally turned it off.

    If it's not that, you may have accidentally turned on 'Use Start full screen' in that same settings page.

    Thanks, but that did not change:

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    Tried to toggle it off/on couple of times, but no change...
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  4.    21 Feb 2018 #4

    The reason turn out to be, that the" Personalisation > Start > Use Start full screen" had to be toggled off. I still have no clue why it changed today....

    Thanks Bree for the tip...
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       21 Feb 2018 #5

    Cr00zng said: View Post
    The reason turn out to be, that the" Personalisation > Start > Use Start full screen" had to be toggled off. I still have no clue why it changed today....

    Thanks Bree for the tip...
    Yes, that was my second suggestion in my post #2.

    Probably an accidental click, easily done - especially on a touchpad, Were you looking at that settings page recently?
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  6.    21 Feb 2018 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, that was my second suggestion in my post #2.
    Thanks again...

    Bree said: View Post
    Probably an accidental click, easily done - especially on a touchpad, Were you looking at that settings page recently?
    No touchpad, two 24" monitor and did not even open the personalization today. Well, until your tip that is...
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