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    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10

    How to Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    25 Feb 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10


    Once you pin to Start items, you can move their tiles to where you like in and out of groups on Start, and name groups to what you like.

    This tutorial will show you how to group tiles of items you pinned to Start, and name groups on Start in Windows 10.


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    Move Apps In or Out of Groups on Start


    1 If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do.

    2 Click/press and hold on a tile on Start that you want to move, drag the tile to within the same or other group, and drop it where you like. (see screenshots below)

    When you move a tile around within a group, the other tiles in the group will automatically move over to make room for the moved tile.

    If you move all tiles out of a group, that group will be removed. The tiles will still remain in the group you moved them to.

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-move_app-1.png
    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-move_app-2.png






    OPTION TWO

    Move Groups on Start


    This will move the group and all tiles in the group to where you like on Start.


    1 If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do.. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-name_group-5.png

    2 Click/tap on the space right above a group where the group name is or would be, and click/press and hold on the 3 dots at the end. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-move_group-1.png

    3 Drag the group to where you like until a group divider bar appears. (see screenshots below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-move_group-2.png
    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-move_group-3.png

    4 Release the group to drop and move it there. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-move_group-4.png






    OPTION THREE

    Create a New Group on Start


    1 If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do.. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-group-1.png

    2 Click/press and hold on a tile on Start that you want to move in a new group, drag the tile to where you like until a group divider bar appears. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-group-2.png

    3 Release the tile to create a new group. You can now move other tiles in or out of this group, and name the group (ex: Office 2013) what you like.

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-group-3.png
    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-name_group-5.png






    OPTION FOUR

    Name or Rename Groups on Start


    1 If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do..

    2 Click/tap on the space above a group that you want to name, rename, or remove the name. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-name_group-1.png

    3 In the white box, type in the name you want for the group, and press Enter or click/tap empty area on Start. You can clear the white box to make it empty to remove the group name. (see screenshots below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-name_group-2.png
    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-move_group-4.png
    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-name_group-5.png






    OPTION FIVE

    Unpin Group from Start


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 18298.


    1 Open your Start menu.

    2 Right click or press and hold on the title of the group of tiles you want to unpin from Start. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-unpin_group_from_start-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on Unpin group from Start. (see screenshot below)

    Add, Remove, and Name a Group of App Tiles on Start in Windows 10-unpin_group_from_start-2.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. SaggyMaggyPoo's Avatar
    Posts : 246
    Win 10 64bit
       #1

    It's a bit of an acquired skill to move things around at first. If you move them a little too far, they potentially create a new group. I found it was easiest to move a tile so it partially covered one in the group where I wanted it, then it snaps into place.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,382
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Yeah, it takes a little bit to get the feel of it, but works great once you do. :)
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  3. SaggyMaggyPoo's Avatar
    Posts : 246
    Win 10 64bit
       #3

    I'm just pleased I'm not trying to do this on a touch screen. Controlling the mouse is bad enough .
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  4. Posts : 67
    windows 7 pro
       #4

    Hi Shawn,
    is it possible to remove these group names?
    Thanks
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,382
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello nissimezra, :)

    You can use OPTION FOUR to rename the group, but clear it to leave it blank to not have a name for the group anymore.
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  6. Posts : 67
    windows 7 pro
       #6

    Brink said:
    Hello nissimezra, :)

    You can use OPTION FOUR to rename the group, but clear it to leave it blank to not have a name for the group anymore.
    Thanks Champ I think figured it out.

    I saw on youtube windows 10 with windows 7 start menu, Do you have a tutorial link on how to do it?
    I need to upgrade my wife pc and she will not go alone with this look.

    Cheers
    how to do it
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,382
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Great news. :)

    If you like, the free program Classic Shell should give you a Start Menu like in Windows 7.
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  8. Posts : 67
    windows 7 pro
       #8

    Brink said:
    Great news. :)

    If you like, the free program Classic Shell should give you a Start Menu like in Windows 7.
    Thanks champ
    I was looking for something like this
    I will ask her how and post back

    cheers
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #9

    Is there any way that this can be automated of pinning a newly installed application to a specific namegroup?

    Thanks,
    John.
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