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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
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       24 Apr 2016 #1

    How to remove group dividers in Start menu?


    Can't really find any info on this. Is it possible to not have group dividers when reorganizing tiles? Every time I try a different setup, a bar pops up and spaces my tiles differently than what I want.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
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       24 Apr 2016 #2

    Stardock's Start10 sees the new Modern style menu with or without the tile section entirely unless you want to see the old 7 style Start menu in use! For the $4.99 tag to set up the customer account and receive regular updates I think was a fast and easy way to rid the desktops and a few VMs not all but a few of the Metro tiles entirely!

    By right clicking to resize choosing "Small" for each tile and stacking them up in single file you can narrow the new menu a bit as well as keep several together in each group. But dragging each almost on top of the previous tends to keep them together for a certain number like a having a dozen in pairs side by side stacking each pair under the previous to save space but still ends up seeing several categories unless you limit how many items are pinned by unpinning items you never use to start with!

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    That was how I did it before getting Start10 on!
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       25 Apr 2016 #3

    It's annoying. If you move the tile closer to the one you want it next to, even overlap the tiles, it should disappear. It needs improvement to say the least.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
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       26 Apr 2016 #4

    ANNOYING IT IS! There isn't any question about that. But! All this is geared much to resemble the RT effect of Metro and touchscreen access combined with the more normal looking Start menu. This is why it was worth going with Start10 to get the new look for the Start menu without the Metro Bloat! Stardock generally has been doing great work on their apps anyways while the three style option works.

    The screens show to resize the tiles when not having Start10 or Classic Shell in use or Start 8 even but want to save on desktop space by shrinking and resizing as much as you can to narrow the tile section down even to single verticle row of tiles. Unpinning anything unused always helps as well.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       26 Apr 2016 #5

    pivlit2 said: View Post
    Can't really find any info on this. Is it possible to not have group dividers when reorganizing tiles? Every time I try a different setup, a bar pops up and spaces my tiles differently than what I want.
    when the thick bar pops up just move the icon back over top of it and drop it ,if that what bar you are talking about ,I usually don't use my start ,so I'm not sure if this is what bar you mean.
    I'm only on a 10.1screen so cant show 2 long rows of 2 small icons
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  6. Joined : Apr 2014
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       27 Apr 2016 #6

    That still doesn't reduce the screen space taken up until you resize each tile down to the small size at least with most and stack them vertically even with some dividers in order to narrow the tile section down. By narrowing the tile area you free up more central space on the desktop for viewing to begin with. But even that now has a problem!

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    With the First Anniversary General Release Redstone 1 build coming up in July the Start menu recently saw a major overhaul where you can no longer shrink it down sideways in order to free up that extra unused space still being taken up once the tiles are all shrunk down in size or simply unpinned. That same amount of blank unused space is to remain a reserved space like it or not meaning the Start10 3rd party option continues to look even better!
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  7. Joined : Mar 2014
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       27 Apr 2016 #7

    for me its all good the way it looks and works, like I said in my first I use it very little ,so I don't see the start as an issue
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
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       27 Apr 2016 #8

    i simply do not care for the Metro touchscreen orientated tiles from the get go with 8 and then with a new Start menu being brought back still look and feel like 8 with Metro in you face all the time! This is why all but one or two VMs which includes the latest those also see Start10 in use with the rest of the initial 10 Start that is.
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
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       27 Apr 2016 #9

    I only see my Start Screen maybe once or twice a day. The stuff I use every day is pinned to my taskbar and I boot to desktop. My occasional use stuff is pinned to my Start Screen. I have no interest in ever using a Start Menu again. I have nothing against those that do, it's just not what I want.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2014
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       27 Apr 2016 #10

    Well often you have to get in there in order to access things in order to see them pinned! If you knock something off of the taskbar and need to replace it or put on a new program you have to browse the link or menu option for the Start menu in order to right click and pin something. Or you manually browse to the program's folder for any 3rd party item.

    For a few things like the Control Panel and replacing File Explorer(formerly Windows Explorer) there are two sources one being browsing the Windows directory and the second being the Windows Accessories until 10's latest build now seen where you now go into the Windows System folder.

    Generally speaking however I have three Quick Launch type tool bars along with the pinned items as well as the task bar enabled on the second display as well as the RocketDock toolbar at the bottom of the second I have presently on the disabled list from turned task bars vertical to act as enlarged Quick bars! I still need to go into Settings and other things you will only find on the 10 Start menu or one of the 3rd party app type menu options since MS has moved things out of the Control Panel and msconfig utility entirely.
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