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    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10

    How to Open and Use All apps in Windows 10 Start menu
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    21 Mar 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


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

    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 14328, Microsoft has brought back the full-screen All Apps list while using full screen Start.

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


     CONTENTS:






    OPTION ONE

    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)

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-windows_10_all_apps.jpg

     3. If Full-screen Start is Turned On

    A) Click/tap on the All apps Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-all_apps.png button towards the top left corner on Start. (see screenshot below)

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-all_apps_full_screen_start.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    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.

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-scroll_all_apps.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    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)

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-all_apps_open_by_letter-1.jpg

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

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-all_apps_open_by_letter-2.jpg

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






    OPTION FOUR

    Expand Open Folders in All Apps



    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)

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-all_apps_expand_open_folders.jpg

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






    OPTION FIVE

    Open Context Menu of App in All Apps


    1. Open All apps.

    2. Right click or press and hold on an app (ex: "Microsoft Edge") listed in All apps, and click/tap on the item you want in its context menu. (see screenshot below)

    Open and Use All apps in Start menu in Windows 10-context_menus_in_start_menu-2.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 4
    8.1 x64
       #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. Brink's Avatar
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       #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. lafargeotte's Avatar
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       #3

    Is there a way to delete items in this list?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4
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  5. lafargeotte's Avatar
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       #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. Brink's Avatar
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       #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. lafargeotte's Avatar
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       #7

    I don't want to uninstall them, just remove them from the start menu.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #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. lafargeotte's Avatar
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       #9

    OK, no problem.

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