Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    21 May 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10


    A Tile is an image that represents a pinned app on Start. Live tiles on Start display information that are useful at a glance without opening an app.

    The default for tile groups on Start is to have 3 columns of medium sized tiles, but Microsoft has heard feedback from many Insiders who wanted the ability to have a 4th column as well, so they could have two wide or large sized tiles side by side in a group. Starting with Windows 10 build 10547, a Show more tiles on Start setting has been added to be able to do this now. .

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to change the Show more tiles on Start setting for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the "Show more tiles on Start" setting.



    Contents

    • Option One: Enable or Disable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: "Show more tiles on Start" setting enabled and disabled
    Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10-show_more_tiles_on_start-enabled.jpg Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10-show_more_tiles_on_start-disabled.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting in Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the 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)

    Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10-show_more_tiles_on_start-gpedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Prevent users from customizing their Start Screen policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting

    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.



    6 To Disable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10-show_more_tiles_on_start-gpedit-2.png


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






    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting 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

    NoChangeStartMenu DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Show_more_tiles_on_Start_setting.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable "Show more tiles on Start" Setting

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Show_more_tiles_on_Start_setting.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 11
       #1

    it disabled customisation of my tiles. how to fix from registry
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 66,630
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    ThatWinWinGuy said:
    it disabled customisation of my tiles. how to fix from registry
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Setting the policy back to the default "Not Configured" will undo it.
      My Computers


 

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