Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10  

    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    04 Jul 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10


    All apps in the Start menu displays an alphabetical list of all your installed Windows apps and desktop apps in Windows 10. Some of these apps are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942, users can hide or show the app list (aka: "All apps") in their Start menu.

    If you like, you can enable a policy that allows you to either collapse or remove the all apps list from the Start menu.

    Collapse and disable setting will not display the app list next to the pinned tiles in Start. An "All apps" button will be displayed on Start to open the all apps list. This will also disable Show app list in Start menu in Settings.

    Remove and disable setting will remove the all apps list from the Start menu and full screen Start, and disable Show app list in Start menu in Settings.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the all apps list from the Start menu for specific or all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to collapse or remove the all apps list from the Start menu.



    Contents

    • Option One: Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu for All Users using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: "Show app list in Start menu" in Settings, and All Apps list in Start menu
    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-show_app_list_in_start_menu-settings.jpg Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-default_start_menu.jpg
    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-collapse_and_disable_setting-1.jpg Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-collapse_and_disable_setting-2.jpg
    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-remove_and_disable_setting.jpg Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-remove_and_disable_setting_full_screen_start.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.


    1 Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2 In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)

    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-all_apps_list_in_start_menu_gpedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Remove All Programs list from the Start menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (add), step 6 (collapse), or step 7 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Add All Apps List to Start Menu

    This is the default setting to allow users the ability to turn on or off Show app list in Start menu for their accounts.

    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.



    6 To Collapse (hide) All Apps List on Start Menu

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, select Collapse and disable setting from the drop menu in "Options", click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)


    7 To Remove All Apps List from Start Menu

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, select Remove and disable setting from the drop menu in "Options", click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-all_apps_list_in_start_menu_gpedit-2.jpg


    8 When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

    9 Restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.






    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu for All Users using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    NoStartMenuMorePrograms DWORD

    (delete) = Add
    1 = Remove
    2 = Collapse


    1 Do step 2 (add), step 3 (collapse), or step 4 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add All Apps List to Start Menu for All Users

    This is the default setting to allow users the ability to turn on or off Show app list in Start menu for their accounts.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_Add_All_Apps_list_to_Start_Menu.reg

    Download


    3 To Collapse (hide) All Apps List on Start Menu for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Collapse_All_Apps_list_on_Start_Menu.reg

    Download


    4 To Remove All Apps List from Start Menu for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_All_Apps_list_from_Start_Menu.reg

    Download


    5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8 Restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

    9 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 3
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       #1

    I tried this setting eihter GPU or registry, but wont work on Windows 10 PRO 21H2
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 62,287
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       #2

    TonyMontana said:
    I tried this setting eihter GPU or registry, but wont work on Windows 10 PRO 21H2
    Hello Tony,

    I just tested using option 1 on my Windows 10 Pro 21H2 VM, and it still worked for me as below.

    Just to verify, did you Restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply?

    Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10-all_apps.jpg
      My Computers


 

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