1.    01 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Start Icon Display


    First time user!
    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 10 as well as my desktop PC also running Windows 10.

    When I click on the Start button on my laptop I get countless icons in the display screen. Icons for such items as Task Scheduler, Resource Monitor, Disk Cleanup, Computer Management, etc, etc,. Besides these icons I have my regular ones such as News, Games, Emails and other personal programs.

    Now if I click the Start button on my desktop PC I do not have the same display. As a matter of fact I have quite a few less, such as the first 4 plus many others I mentioned for my laptop.

    I have compared as best as I could the "All Settings" configurations for both desktop and laptop but I still cannot have all icons displayed on my desktop PC similar to that on my laptop.

    Is there someplace I have missed to do this?
    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thank you,
    Tegiro
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  2.    01 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hello, in Win 8 syncing start menus was possible. This implies logging in with the same MS live id (email address).

    However, it seems this is not possible in Win 10
    No Start Menu and App Sync for Windows 10 | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows

    (FWIW See Settings, Sync)

    You have a number of items that wouldn't normally appear by default on your laptop's start menu- I guess you're referring to the tiles rather than the left side.
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  3.    01 May 2016 #3
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    Windows 10 Professional

    The OP may be viewing the Start Menu on the Laptop at Full Screen and the PC not.
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  4.    01 May 2016 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Hello dalchina,
    Thanks for your response. I have read the article you had in your reply. So App Sync was "deprecated" for Window 10.
    Too bad!
    And yes, I am referring to the "tiles" in the Start menu. Not the alphabetical listing at the left of the Start screen.
    How could I have all "tiles" displayed (or selectively displayed) similar to those I have on my laptop? Such as Task Scheduler, Resource Monitor, Disk Cleanup, Computer Management, etc, etc,.
    There must be a settings feature somewhere that would allow me to add them.

    Thanks,
    Tegiro

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hello, in Win 8 syncing start menus was possible. This implies logging in with the same MS live id (email address).

    However, it seems this is not possible in Win 10
    No Start Menu and App Sync for Windows 10 | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows

    (FWIW See Settings, Sync)

    You have a number of items that wouldn't normally appear by default on your laptop's start menu- I guess you're referring to the tiles rather than the left side.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    01 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello Edwin,

    Both my desktop PC as well as my laptop have Personalization>Start>Use Start Full Screen set to OFF.
    So unfortunately that is not the answer I'm afraid.

    Tegiro
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    The OP may be viewing the Start Menu on the Laptop at Full Screen and the PC not.
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  6.    01 May 2016 #6
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    Penns Forrest
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    I'm not sure, but if the machines were upgraded to 10 and one machine had show admin tools, where the other did not... the upgrade might not have carried over the Start screen admin tool tiles/icons.

    Is it a matter of pinning to Start Administrative Tools on one machine and not the other?
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  7.    01 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Hi Slartybart,

    Well, yes, some of those seem to be listed in the Administrative Tools, but not all of them. And I am sure I did not selectively choose any of these to be displayed as Tiles in the Start menu of my laptop.
    Some of the other tiles listed are for example: Buy Ink, Online Support, Epson NX620, Games (with a large green W?) and Office Anytime Upgrade.
    None of these are visible on my desktop PC Start screen tiles.

    Tegiro
    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    I'm not sure, but if the machines were upgraded to 10 and one machine had show admin tools, where the other did not... the upgrade might not have carried over the Start screen admin tool tiles/icons.

    Is it a matter of pinning to Start Administrative Tools on one machine and not the other?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    01 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Tegiro View Post
    Hi Slartybart,

    Well, yes, some of those seem to be listed in the Administrative Tools, but not all of them. And I am sure I did not selectively choose any of these to be displayed as Tiles in the Start menu of my laptop.
    Some of the other tiles listed are for example: Buy Ink, Online Support, Epson NX620, Games (with a large green W?) and Office Anytime Upgrade.
    None of these are visible on my desktop PC Start screen tiles.

    Tegiro
    Ok, thanks,

    Rather than try to figure out the why ... I'll simply suggest that you make the Start screens look the way you want.
    Right click the pgms in All Apps that you want to appear on the Start screen and Pin to Start
    Right click the pgms on the Start screen that you do NOT want and Unpin from Start

    The Buy Ink and Epson NX620 (maybe online support - hard to tell what that belongs to) 'tiles' are probably associated with a printer. Have you connected the printer to the Desktop and run Windows Update to get the drivers? Also check Printers and Devices in Control Panel - a lot of the bloatware (buy ink, check ink levels, ....) for devices is now in that area

    Games W- dunno. If they were the MS Games, there is a way to install them on Win10. I don't have the link handy, another member might. If they were some other games, you'll have to look at the tile on the laptop, right click, open file location, then open the properties of the shortcut to figure out where the exe lives - then someone can help ... if it is something that can be re-installed or simply help you fix the Start screen reference.

    Keep in mind that you can pin things to start by right clicking the exe or a shortcut to the exe. Navigate to the Programs or Programs (x86) folder, locate the Application, right click and ... wait for it ... and pin to Start.

    Yeah, I don't know why your machines turned out differently, other than they ARE different machines and the upgrade made decisions on what it saw. Hopefully, you have enough information to make Win10 work for you.

    I guess that's all I have ... good luck.
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  9.    01 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    A very logical answer to solve my problem. Thank you. It is probably what I will now do to "Sync" my two computers.
    Like you I don't know why I have two "different lists of Tiles". But perhaps it may because of the working units, i.e., Acer desktop PC computer vs Toshiba laptop and maybe during some upgrades/updates/installations they reacted differently. Who knows???
    But thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    Tegiro

    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Ok, thanks,

    Rather than try to figure out the why ... I'll simply suggest that you make the Start screens look the way you want.
    Right click the pgms in All Apps that you want to appear on the Start screen and Pin to Start
    Right click the pgms on the Start screen that you do NOT want and Unpin from Start

    The Buy Ink and Epson NX620 (maybe online support - hard to tell what that belongs to) 'tiles' are probably associated with a printer. Have you connected the printer to the Desktop and run Windows Update to get the drivers? Also check Printers and Devices in Control Panel - a lot of the bloatware (buy ink, check ink levels, ....) for devices is now in that area

    Games W- dunno. If they were the MS Games, there is a way to install them on Win10. I don't have the link handy, another member might. If they were some other games, you'll have to look at the tile on the laptop, right click, open file location, then open the properties of the shortcut to figure out where the exe lives - then someone can help ... if it is something that can be re-installed or simply help you fix the Start screen reference.

    Keep in mind that you can pin things to start by right clicking the exe or a shortcut to the exe. Navigate to the Programs or Programs (x86) folder, locate the Application, right click and ... wait for it ... and pin to Start.

    Yeah, I don't know why your machines turned out differently, other than they ARE different machines and the upgrade made decisions on what it saw. Hopefully, you have enough information to make Win10 work for you.

    I guess that's all I have ... good luck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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