Windows 10: Can i shrink start menu ?

  1. sea skimmer's Avatar
    Posts : 12
    windows 10 home premium 64bit
       12 Aug 2016 #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.

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  2.    12 Aug 2016 #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. sea skimmer's Avatar
    Posts : 12
    windows 10 home premium 64bit
       12 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks for the info
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  4.    12 Aug 2016 #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. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       12 Aug 2016 #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 : 7,880
    Windows 10 Professional
       12 Aug 2016 #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.    12 Aug 2016 #7

    Cliff S said: View Post
    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. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       12 Aug 2016 #8

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