Windows 10: How to stop Start Menu showing All Programs after AU?

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  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home
       06 Aug 2016 #1

    How to stop Start Menu showing All Programs after AU?


    Hi,

    Now that I have installed Win 10 AU the Start Menu has all my programs showing by default (in the alphabetical list).
    Previously I could hide this. How do I do that now?

    At the top of the list is "Recently added" programs, which is fine, I just dont want the full list below that.
    Any way to hide those, or even that whole column?

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Aug 2016 #2

    Hi,

    I have to agree, i want also a solution for this aswell. It is super annoying. Been looking around for hours, without any luck on this issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Aug 2016 #3

    After installing Anniversary update I'm not convinced it's any improvement. In fact some of these annoyances lead me to conclude it was a downgrade.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 8,841
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Aug 2016 #4

    The only workaround I could come up with so far is to create custom shortcuts for programs you would like to see in the list, name them appropriately so they appear at the top, (Alt Codes work great), then hide the rest.
    The ones you can't hide will be way at the bottom.

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    Try some different Alt Codes, many have varied hierarchical attributes:

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  5. Posts : 164
    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51
       06 Aug 2016 #5

    An an alternative, you might consider trying Classic Shell. It has an abundance of options that might work for you:

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    http://www.classicshell.net/

      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 8,841
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Aug 2016 #6

    REMINDER!!!
    DO NOT download Classic Shell from anywhere other than the authors site!

    Classic Shell: Downloads


    Some 'mirrors' carried malware!

    [MASSIVE] [PSA] Do not download Classic SHELL! read comments (MBR overwrite!!) mbr.rootkit : pcmasterrace
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       06 Aug 2016 #7

    Thanks - for the feedback so far. I'll consider a 3rd party Start Menu. Seems a shame to install one just to fix this issue though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 164
    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51
       06 Aug 2016 #8

    Floob said: View Post
    Thanks - for the feedback so far. I'll consider a 3rd party Start Menu. Seems a shame to install one just to fix this issue though.
    Classic Shell is really one program worth owning and it is free to boot. A direct link to the author's site was provided. Thanks to Edwin for providing a warning about alternate download locations.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    06 Aug 2016 #9

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    You see, now THIS is what the 'All Programs' list in the Start Menu should look like.

    No ugly 'Arrow Down' arrows for folders dotted all over the place. No mismatch of icons all over the place. The Microsoft icons such as Skype, Edge, OneNote, Connect, etc., are so hideously obnoxious, I had to unpin them all them from the main Start Menu (but am still unfortunately stuck with them in the 'All Programs' list).

    And people wonder why aliens don't talk to us.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 8,841
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Aug 2016 #10

    ARC1020 said: View Post
    You see, now THIS is what the 'All Programs' list in the Start Menu should look like.

    No ugly 'Arrow Down' arrows for folders dotted all over the place. No mismatch of icons all over the place. The Microsoft icons such as Skype, Edge, OneNote, Connect, etc., are so hideously obnoxious, I had to unpin them all them from the main Start Menu (but am still unfortunately stuck with them in the 'All Programs' list).

    And people wonder why aliens don't talk to us.
    Yup!
    It can be done! I just don't know why MS can't offer us a few simple options right 'Outta the Box'!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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