How to manage windows 10 Start menu

Customizing the windows 10 Start menu

The windows 10 Start menu now even better than in windows 8. Just select the Start button on the task bar, it displays all recently used/added programs/apps, all pinned apps, setting file explorer options.

Pin your apps and programs, moving and regrouping in tiles. If you need more space, re-size the Start menu to make it bigger. Even you can make it full window mode by changing the default setting.

All your apps and programs will be right at your fingertips.

To see all your apps and programs, select All apps option on start menu.

Want to Pin apps to the Start menu to see live updates, like new email, your next appointment, or the weekend weather then go to All apps option and pin your app to start menu. When you pin an app, it’s added to the Start menu as a new tile automatically.

To Pin apps to Start,

Click on Start button–>All apps –>press and hold (or right-click) the app you want to pin–>select Pin to Start.

Group you app in a simple way. Drag out your app tile and release it in a plain area on start menu when it auto creates the new group for your app. Then by clicking on new group name, re-name it as you wish. Hold and drag the new group to re-arrange on start menu.

Get to File Explorer, Settings, and other apps you use often from the left side of the Start menu.

Re-size the start menu by just dragging the start menu right hand side edge with mouse pointer.

If you want to make other changes for Start menu to have a different look, Click Start button–> select Settings > Personalization > Start to change which apps and folders appear in the Start menu.

Click on “Choose which folders appear on start” option to select the folders which you want to display on start menu.

How to manage windows 10 Start menu

How to manage apps in windows8 start screen

How to manage apps in windows8 start screen
Windows8 start screen:

In windows8 there won’t be any start button or start menu. Every time you start the system, start screen will get displays with all the apps (program) tiles. It fills the entire screen with large tiles stretching ahead of the right edge. To go to start screen, Press the Windows key found near the space bar on keyboard.

There are some default programs which constantly updates the app tiles to display latest like whether, Calendar tile to show the current date, appointments and Mail tile to display your latest e-mails. These tiles occupy most of the start screen space even when they are very rarely used apps.

Every time you install new apps/programs, the start screen (app view) will get fill up with the new apps which change the look.

traditional desktop:

Want to go to traditional desktop then click on “Desktop” app tile which will take you to the traditional desktop.

To group the tiles which are on start screen, right-click on any app tile which will enable you to name the group.

To re-arrange the tiles as you wish, just hold to drag the app tile and release where you want.

How to manage apps in windows8 start screen
How to manage apps in windows8 start screen

To see all the apps in sorted manner just click on down arrow on start screen. This will display all the apps in sorted manner either in name, Installed, most used and category.

Select the app to get the other options of an app in all apps mode start scree.

That will display options like as below. Pint to Start, Pin to taskbar, Uninstall, Open new window, Run as administrator and Open file location.

To switch to the other app which is already running; Point the mouse to the screen’s upper-left corner and then slide the mouse pointer downward. It displays thumbnails of all running apps, click the app which you want to see.

How to manage apps in windows8 start screen

How to stop popup help tips in windows 10

How to stop popup help tips in windows 10: As we all knew that a tips app in iOS introduced by apple, now Microsoft introduced the same type starting from windows 10. This Tips app helps you to get to know the new features in Windows 10.

In case the windows 10 tips bothering you, then the same can be disabled very easily from the Settings.

Show me tips about Windows: This option enabled by default which will let Windows pop-up help tips on Windows 10.

To turn off/on the same setting,

Goto-→Settings-→System-→Notification & actions

Turn-OFF/ON the option “Show me tips about Windows” as given in below figure.

How to stop popup help tips in windows 10
Notifications setting in windows 10

I do suggest you think again before turning off windows tips how useful they are for you.

How to manage startup programs in windows 10

How to manage startup programs in windows 10: There will be many programs which starts when system boots up. Some may be required programs or services which required to run at start-up.

Many applications by default including a component to starts when you boot your computer. This will slow booting time and also continues to run in the background which eats up valuable system resources.

If those are redundant on your computer and want to boost your system’s performance then you are required to manage start-up programs on your system.

Note: There will be some required programs which are required to be run while start-up to run the windows perfect. Hence be cautious while removing any program from start-up list.

Step by step process to manage start-up programs list as below.

Goto taskbar–> right-click–> select Task Manager

You can also access the Task Manager using below options

  • Search “Task” (without quotes) in the windows search box beside windows start icon
How to manage startup programs in windows 10
  • Click “Windows key + X” on keyboard and select Task Manager” option from the menu items

    If Task Manager open up in compact view by default, then click “More details” option.

How to manage startup programs in windows 10
Task Manager

Select “Startup” view tab to see all the startup programs list.

How to manage startup programs in windows 10
Task Manager Startup list

Select your desired program and click on “Disable” button which will be there in bottom right corner. This action will make sure that program won’t get run while startup from next system booting onwards.