Expand the start menu (left side)  


  1. Posts : 5,893
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       #1

    Expand the start menu (left side)


    Perhaps I'm missing something but can the left side (non tiled side) of the start menu be expanded? If so, how?

    Expand the start menu (left side)-capture.png

    I kind of find it a bit annoying that I can't expand that side out a little so I can easily read item titles.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Well........ ???
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  3. Posts : 12,791
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    Drew, not that I am aware of, if you mean width wise. The height can be changed, but I don't believe the left side width can be changed.
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  4. Posts : 27,003
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       #4

    I tried messing around with it, the only answer I can give is, when you mouse over and wait a second, the full name will show(red arrow)Expand the start menu (left side)-image-001.png
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  5. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    essenbe said:
    Drew, not that I am aware of, if you mean width wise. The height can be changed, but I don't believe the left side width can be changed.
    Yeah, I mean width wise. Anyway it does seem you can't expand that left side. Was hoping I may have missed something

    @ Cliff S,

    Thanks, hadn't thought about the hover thing. That helps, but still would be nice to expand it out a little.

    Thanks guys :)
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  6. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #6

    If you use the Start Menu 'Full Screen', it gets a little wider/bigger:

    Expand the start menu (left side)-000002.png Expand the start menu (left side)-000003.png
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  7. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I'm sorry, what's Start Menu 'Full Screen'?

    Never mind, I found it but it didn't really do anything for me except fully expand the right side.

    Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #8

    sygnus21 said:
    I'm sorry, what's Start Menu 'Full Screen'?
    The Start Menu uses all of your screen; try it:

    Expand the start menu (left side)-000004.png
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  9. Posts : 12,791
    Windows 11 Pro
       #9

    Drew, it's mostly, it seems to me, for the tiles to be full screen. But right click the desktop, select personalize, in the left column select start, then select use start full screen.

    OOps, Edwin beat me to it.
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  10. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Yeah I found it. See my edited post above. And yeah, it doesn't help for what I want.

    Thanks.
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