Start menu and "store apps"  

  1. Posts : 405
    Windows 10 21H1

    Start menu and "store apps"

    Maybe I'm the only one who hates the alphabetic list in the Start menu, maybe it works well if you have five apps installed, but I find it annoying to have to scroll down through scores of apps just to find the link I need.

    I know, I can store the most used links in the Taskbar, on the Desktop, etc., but I also want to have my Start menu neatly organized.

    No, search does not work for me, I do not want to search, I want to organize. In fact, I have search completely disabled (indexing, Cortana, no search bar anywhere).

    I found that normal desktop programs can be organized in folders as before, only now I cannot do that with the mouse inside the start menu itself, I have to open the actual folder that holds the Start menu items.

    However, the "store apps" do not show in those folders and there is no option to "open file location" for those. How do I get rid of those store apps in my start menu? I don't use most of them anyway. Why can't I create a folder within the start menu and dump all that useless junk there?
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  2. Posts : 67,255
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations


    Since you don't like the All Apps list in the Start menu, one idea is this below to see if it may work better for what you're wanting.

    1) Turn on full screen Start.

    Turn On or Off Full Screen Start Menu in Windows 10

    2) Pin to Start all apps you want.

    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start' items in Windows 10

    3) You can now arrange and group the app tiles how you want on the full screen Start.

    Resize Tiles on Start Menu in Windows 10

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

    4) Optional to back up your Start layout.

    Backup and Restore Start Layout in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Apr 2021 at 09:31.
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  3. Posts : 41,437
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I also want to have my Start menu neatly organized.
    Please try Open Shell - free. Many here use this as their start menu.
    This allows you to create a full folder tree categorised and organised in whatever manner you like with
    a. full drag 'n drop support
    b. easy access to the underlying folders via rt click
    c. as deep a tree as you wish (no Win 10 style menu supports that).
    d. create your own folders in the Start Menu e.g. Utilities, Office, Mutlimedia.. whatever you wish.

    Skins- make it look like Win 7's and/or have it fly out in vertical columns across the screen if you wish.

    You can still use Win 10's with this installed.

    Can optionally list UWP (Store) apps, and have the Control Panel expand on hover.

    Oh, and fully configurable search (but you don't want search of course).

    So you can create folders full of shortcuts- to save you searching.
    Download Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start) - MajorGeeks
    How to use Open Shell as your Windows 10 Start menu - TechRepublic
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