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    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10

    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10

    How to Open and Use All apps in Windows 10 Start menu
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    How to Open and Use All apps in Windows 10 Start menu

    information   Information
    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.

    This tutorial will show you how to open and use All apps in the Start menu to open apps from in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, Microsoft has brought back the full-screen All Apps list while using full screen Start.


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    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10 OPTION ONE All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10
    Open All apps in Start menu

    1. Open the Start menu , and do step 2 or step 3 below depending if you have full-screen Start turned on or off.


     2. If Full-screen Start is Turned Off

    A) All Apps shows by default on the left side of the Start menu. (see screenshot below)

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     3. If Full-screen is Start Turned On

    A) Click/tap on the All apps Name:  All_Apps.png
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    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10 OPTION TWO All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10
    View Apps with Scroll Bar in All apps

    1. Open All apps, and move the scroll bar up and down to view all apps. (see screenshot below)

    2. If you like, click/tap on an app to open it.

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    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10 OPTION THREE All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10
    View Apps by Letters in All apps

    1. Open All apps.

    2. Click/tap on any character or letter above the listed apps. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on an available character or letter to jump to that alphabetical order in All apps. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If you like, click/tap on an app to open it.






    All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR All apps in Start menu - Open and Use in Windows 10
    Expand Open Folders in All apps

    Note   Note
    A folder in All apps represents a group of shortcuts for a specific installed app or apps included with Windows.

    Folder example: Windows Accessories, Windows Administrative Tools, Windows Ease of Access, Windows System


    1. Open All apps.

    2. Click/tap on the folder to toggle to expand or close the folder. (see screenshot below)

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    3. If you like, click/tap on an app or file in the folder to open it.





    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Jun 2015
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       2015-08-02 #1

    Is there a way to move the "metro apps" around (I'd like to put them in a folder) ?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,363
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-02 #2

    Not that I'm aware of.

    You might see how the free program Classic Shell may work for this for you though.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Posts : 60
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       2015-08-04 #3

    Is there a way to delete items in this list?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,363
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-04 #4
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  5. Joined : Apr 2015
    France
    Posts : 60
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       2015-08-04 #5

    Hi Brink,

    The things I want to remove are the MS Stuff (e.g. Calendar, Groove Music) when you click on the All Apps menu.

    I can't seem to find that.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-04 #6

    I wouldn't recommend removing the MS stuff since they are used as the default apps by Windows by default. It could cause unknown issues.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2015
    France
    Posts : 60
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       2015-08-04 #7

    I don't want to uninstall them, just remove them from the start menu.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,363
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-04 #8

    I'm afraid the only way to remove Windows apps (aka: modern apps) from All apps is to uninstall them. You just don't want to uninstall those.
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  9. Joined : Apr 2015
    France
    Posts : 60
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       2015-08-05 #9

    OK, no problem.

    They just clutter up the start menu - I will just use a different start menu.
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