Can i shrink start menu ?


  1. Posts : 37
    windows 10 home 64bit
       #1

    Can i shrink start menu ?


    Hello. Is there anyway to shrink the size of the start menu ? i HAVE hovered over the edge and two arrows appear pointing in different directions,but when i drag the start menu area to the LEFT it just pops back to where it was.

    The picture below shows with red dashes the area i would like to shrink,leaving just the icons.

    Can i shrink start menu ?-start-menu.png
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  2. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    The min width of that area (right pane) appears to be about 3 medium tiles.

    MS isn't allowing much configuration. If you want more freedom, you will need to try a 3rd party start menu. You may find that a significant improvement.
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  3. Posts : 37
    windows 10 home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the info :)
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #4

    I reccomend using this third party start menu changer you change it to windows xp windows 7 windows 9x and other customs extra you can find extra ones on the forum here you go Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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  5. Posts : 26,345
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #5

    Open your start menu,
    hit the up arrow on your keyboard, it will highlight "Most Used"(do not click it)
    then press and hold ctrl,
    use your arrow keys to resize the start menu.
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  6. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #6

    @dalchina pretty much hit the nail on the head,
    turn off "Show more Tiles" will shrink the width by one column of medium tiles.

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  7. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H
       #7

    Cliff S said:
    Open your start menu,
    hit the up arrow on your keyboard, it will highlight "Most Used"(do not click it) ( mine didnt but still works)
    then press and hold ctrl,
    use your arrow keys to resize the start menu.
    Nice Tip CliffS , thanks...
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  8. Posts : 26,345
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #8

    Kbird said:
    Nice Tip CliffS , thanks...
    You're welcome:)
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