Windows 10: Start Menu weirdness - self inflicted probably


  1. Posts : 5,003
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       11 Aug 2015 #1

    Start Menu weirdness - self inflicted probably


    My Start menu looks like this right now:

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    I unpinned everything I don't want but now all my programs are showing. I don't remember it being like this originally so I think it must be something I've done when trying different things out.

    What I want is to get it down to just the 3 apps at the top and not see any programs unless I click on All Apps.

    Is there any way to restore the Start menu to installation default so I can start over again or does anyone know what registry bit I fiddled to cause this?
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #2

    Ztruker said: View Post
    My Start menu looks like this right now:

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    I unpinned everything I don't want but now all my programs are showing. I don't remember it being like this originally so I think it must be something I've done when trying different things out.

    What I want is to get it down to just the 3 apps at the top and not see any programs unless I click on All Apps.

    Is there any way to restore the Start menu to installation default so I can start over again or does anyone know what registry bit I fiddled to cause this?
    You can drag the Tile part to the left, don't think you can do anything with the left pane.
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  3. Posts : 5,003
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
    Thread Starter
       11 Aug 2015 #3

    It's dragged as far to the left as it will go.

    I finally said the heck with it an installed Stardock's Start10 30 day trial and will probably buy it when it is released tomorrow.

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    I can't use any of the apps anyway as I use a local account on this computer.
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  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       11 Aug 2015 #4

    Ztruker said: View Post
    .....
    I unpinned everything I don't want but now all my programs are showing. I don't remember it being like this originally so I think it must be something I've done when trying different things out.

    What I want is to get it down to just the 3 apps at the top and not see any programs unless I click on All Apps.
    I'm not sure you did anything to cause it
    I've had items show up in the MRU list that I never used.

    The most recent used list is odd - isn't that what Start is for ?

    Try right clicking the items that you do not want and select Remove from list
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  5. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       12 Aug 2015 #5

    Slartybart said: View Post
    The most recent used list is odd - isn't that what Start is for ?
    It is one of my pet peeves about the Start Menu, it's pretty useless and basically wasted space. I've got used to ignoring it now so it's 'virtually' not there.
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  6.    12 Aug 2015 #6

    I find it easier to ignore Microsoft's start menu and use a shareware one. Personally I prefer Start Menu X (which shows everything all at once in columns in a huge list, where you can make custom groups) but Classic Shell is very popular for a more traditional type of menu.

    I might give Stardock's Start10 a trial when it's well past beta and the first release. I'll be watching this forum for reviews by brave people who try this new product before me.
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  7. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 Aug 2015 #7

    Boozad said: View Post
    It is one of my pet peeves about the Start Menu, it's pretty useless and basically wasted space. I've got used to ignoring it now so it's 'virtually' not there.
    Sorry, I mis-stated that - the Frequently used list is what Start is for, the MRU always bothered me since it was introduced (Win3.1?? Vista???). It kept putting things on the list that I used infrequently

    I set things up on Start (old or new), the Taskbar, and on more recent versions the Quick Access Toolbars and then turn off all of those helping features. I rarely go to Start, but I'm a simple man ... bells are for churches and whistles are for referees
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