Windows 10: Why is there a limit of items that can be pinned to the start menu? Solved

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  1. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       12 Jun 2015 #1

    Why is there a limit of items that can be pinned to the start menu?


    Why is there a limit of items that can be pinned to the start menu?

    In previous builds there was a higher limit or no limit. If the item listed was off-screen, you just scrolled whether or not the start menu was full size or not. In build 10130 there is a limit, not only that if you have a lower screen resolution there is even a lower limit. Kind of waste to have a start screen (Not app list) if you are going to limit on how much can be put on it. Might as well use the taskbar or desktop shortcuts.
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  2.    12 Jun 2015 #2

    I found that you have to restart your PC to pin more items.. it works for me at least. Give it a try.
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  3. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       12 Jun 2015 #3

    I have not seen a limit but the only way I can continue to add to the start screen is by dragging and dropping the icons from the all program list.
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  4.    12 Jun 2015 #4

    pbcopter said: View Post
    I have not seen a limit but the only way I can continue to add to the start screen is by dragging and dropping the icons from the all program list.
    Same issue.. I try to say add a third item to the start and it doesn't work. I restart my PC and then I can. I hope there is a fix for this issue soon,
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    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       12 Jun 2015 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I found that you have to restart your PC to pin more items.. it works for me at least. Give it a try.
    Another way to pin more items to the Start Menu when it won't pin any more items is to open "Task Manager" and restart "explorer.exe" under the processes tab. This way you will not have to restart your computer.

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  6.    12 Jun 2015 #6

    Thanks.. I'll use that from now on.
    Jeff
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  7. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Jun 2015 #7

    Thank you for the info.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 Jun 2015 #8

    groze said: View Post
    Why is there a limit of items that can be pinned to the start menu?

    In previous builds there was a higher limit or no limit. If the item listed was off-screen, you just scrolled whether or not the start menu was full size or not. In build 10130 there is a limit, not only that if you have a lower screen resolution there is even a lower limit. Kind of waste to have a start screen (Not app list) if you are going to limit on how much can be put on it. Might as well use the taskbar or desktop shortcuts.
    Are you saying that your Start Screen does not scroll?

    I haven't 'filled' mine up, but a vertical scroll bar does appear from time to time - just about the time when I can no longer open Start.

    Try toggling Settings > Personalize > Start switches on or off - that brings my Start menu back to life. IT sometimes takes a toggle on followed by a toggle off. I don't know if this trick will help the scrolling issue though.

    The issue where pin-to-start does nothing was occurring on this machine, but that seems to have settled down (probably because I pin less often now that most of the pgms are already there).
    I resorted to pinning things from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs or pinning the exe from Program Files.

    The re-sizing bouncing tile issue - seems to be the last tile 'touched', so I always 'touch' 3d Builder last. By touch, I mean move or re size.

    There definitely are some issues with Start in 10.0.130, but then there are new features and with that .... you know .... issues
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  9. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
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       12 Jun 2015 #9

    When Start is in full screen mode it doesn't scroll at all in any direction. I think it scrolled a little but not much when Start was not in full screen mode.
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  10. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 Jun 2015 #10

    groze said: View Post
    When Start is in full screen mode it doesn't scroll at all in any direction. I think it scrolled a little but not much when Start was not in full screen mode.
    That's what I thought you meant ... please feed MS your experience if you haven't already.

    I just pinned a whole bunch of things to my Start - scroll works here (full screen). Windows automatically created groups (4 rows, 3 columns medium size tiles).

    See if you have any groups that are larger than 4 rows x 3 columns (medium size tiles ... 4 small tiles = 1 medium tile) - if you do, try rearranging them so no group exceeds that layout.
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