Windows 10: Left Sidebar on the Start Menu is collapsed showing just Icons

  1.    06 Jul 2016 #1

    Left Sidebar on the Start Menu is collapsed showing just Icons

    Please help spent hours googling, but just end up at customisation guides, which none mention the situation Iv'e made

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    to expand the icons and see names of folders I need click "expand" icon at top.

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    What have I done and how can I get it back to normal

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    Or is this how its now suppose to be?
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  2.    06 Jul 2016 #2

    Can you type in winver in the search bar please.
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       06 Jul 2016 #3

    That is how it is supposed to be when you do not show All Apps. Only tiles show on the right. If you want the standard Windows 7 type Start area, you can use either Classic Shell or Start10. Windows 10 was developed more towards the Surface, not towards the desktop.
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       06 Jul 2016 #4

    You do know that is the Insider Edition of Windows 10 and not the release version? That is probably how the Anniversary Edition is going to be. If you want a different look Classic Shell is an option, but you loose the left click on the start button.
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  5.    06 Jul 2016 #5

    swarfega said: View Post
    Can you type in winver in the search bar please.
    version 1607, looks like changes are part of next update then, not liking to be honest as cant see anyway hide All Apps, but I suppose other will prefer.

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  6.    06 Jul 2016 #6

    bro67 said: View Post
    That is how it is supposed to be when you do not show All Apps. .
    problem is it is Showing ALL apps would prefer them hidden as they was in 1st windows 10 start menu then, thought I chnaged something but must been the update
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  7.    06 Jul 2016 #7

    Go to Settings/Personalization/Start move the switch Use Start Full Screen to ON
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  8.    06 Jul 2016 #8

    @blueflash, welcome to! :)

    Unfortunately there is no work around for what you wish in the latest Builds.
    You could, however, set "MouseHoverTime" in the Registry to show a hover tip (1) in a fraction of a second, or
    you could create shortcuts to those locations and add them to your Start Menu, (2)

    (Also, eventually you begin memorizing which icon is which, in that list)

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