1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Unpinning apps from the Start Menu ?

    So, am I just stupid or when I right click an app and choose "Unpin from Start" the app is still in the Start Menu and works no problem, am I just missing something or there is no way to get rid of pinned apps ?

    Also I read somewhere that when you right click a blank space on the start menu "Properties" should appear, yet for me - nothing happens.

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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,504
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello Ra1d,

    Pinned apps on Start would be the tiles on the right side of the Start menu instead.

    The ones listed on the left side of Start (not in all apps) are just your most used apps. The tutorial below can help show you how to remove these.

    Start Menu Most Used Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    Hope this helps,
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    Thanks, but I'm actually trying to get rid of the tiles on the right side of the start menu, according to this video ( Windows 10 REMOVE LIVE TILES from start! - YouTube) it should be as simple as right clicking and choosing "Unpin from Start Menu", but for some reason when I do that, the app does not disappear, I think my windows 10 is screwed up somehow.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 135
    win 10 home
       29 Jul 2015 #4

    I had just done removing the tiles. They stayed gone. I did do something quirky which I had not done with Win 8.1. I turned off Live tiles first before unpinning.

    There was right-click context menu outside of the tiles in Start Menu for me.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,504
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Jul 2015 #5


    Correct. That should be how it's done like below.

    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10

    If you are still not able to, then you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this issue to hopefully allow you to do so afterwards.
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