Windows 10: Can't manipulate start menu tiles

Discus and support Can't manipulate start menu tiles in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; It happened a while back and I've found that I can't find any ways to fix it. When I say tile I also mean shortcut. I dont know the correct term. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Haydawg, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Haydawg Win User

    Can't manipulate start menu tiles


    It happened a while back and I've found that I can't find any ways to fix it.
    When I say tile I also mean shortcut. I dont know the correct term.
    I cannot add new tiles or move/rearrange the existing tiles or tile groups. The only way I can remove them is by finding the shortcut location and deleting it form there. when I right click a tile, instead of coming up with the options it used to, it now
    just comes up with this

    Can't manipulate start menu tiles [​IMG]

    I've tried some method where you repair files with power shell but that didn't work.
    I think those are about all the details I can think of.
    Thanks for even clicking on the thread.

    :)
     
    Haydawg, Jul 14, 2016
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  2. GabijaA Win User

    Unable to unpin, resize or rename tiles on Windows 10 Start menu

    Original title:- Can't do anything with start menu tiles

    I can't unpin or resize tiles in Windows 10 start menu. Also, I can't choose Show more tiles option and I can't rename tile sections.
     
    GabijaA, Jul 14, 2016
    #2
  3. I can't move tiles around in the start menu. I can pin applications to the start menu / tiles but dragging them around no longer works

    I can't move tiles around anymore in the start menu. I can pin applications to the start menu / tiles but dragging them around no longer works
     
    medhatnassef, Jul 14, 2016
    #3
  4. Kari Win User

    Can't manipulate start menu tiles

    Hi Haydawg, welcome to Ten Forums.

    That is because of a set Group Policy. When Start Layout Policy is enabled, users cannot modify Start but are instead shown a preset layout as set in a specified layout XML file.

    Here the difference as seen on my Start. First when Group Policy is enabled:

    Can't manipulate start menu tiles [​IMG]

    The same when it's disabled:

    Can't manipulate start menu tiles [​IMG]


    Here's where you find the policy in question in Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc):

    Can't manipulate start menu tiles [​IMG]

    (Click to enlarge.)

    If the computer belongs to your employer or other organization the policies may be set by IT dept and you might not have permissions to edit group policies.
     
  5. Haydawg Win User
    I tired disabling it, but nothing changed.

    but then I did a restart just to be sure and tada! It works again!
    Thanks heaps*Biggrin
     
    Haydawg, Jul 14, 2016
    #5
  6. Kari Win User
    Yes, I forgot to mention you need to sign out and back in or restart explorer.exe process to apply policy changes.

    Good to know you got it resolved.
     
    Kari, Apr 4, 2018
    #6
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