Windows 10: Some apps dimmed on start menu

Discus and support Some apps dimmed on start menu in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I've just noticed that some of the tiles on the start menu are dimmed and the corresponding names in the list have a gray bar underneath them. What... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Peter Hull, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Some apps dimmed on start menu


    I've just noticed that some of the tiles on the start menu are dimmed and the corresponding names in the list have a gray bar underneath them. What does this mean? The apps themselves seem to work correctly. See picture. Calendar, mail and calculator are affected.

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    :)
     
    Peter Hull, Aug 21, 2018
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  2. Windows 10 Start menu is empty

    Hi. Steps 1 and 2 didn't do much but step 3 has restored what looks like the list of original Microsoft apps but no sign of any of the many apps I have installed. And there are no tiles in the start menu. Any suggestions please?
     
    LesGrant42, Aug 21, 2018
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  3. Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10  


    Hi, @Brink:

    My caffeine titer is low, so I must be missing some blatant, basic step to add a shortcut to my account's All Apps list in the Start menu (Option1).
    The new process both for creating shortcuts and for adding/removing items to the Win10 start menu has me flummoxed.
    Your tutorials are always "topnotch", so this must be a cockpit error on my part.

    >I would like to follow the suggestion on page 1 of the wushowhide.diagcab tutorial to add a shortcut in All Apps for my account.

    I have d/l the wushowhide.diagcab and saved it to my downloads folder.
    I have done Step 1 on Page 1 of THIS tutorial to navigate to the Start Menu Programs folder.
    But HOW do I actually complete Step 3 to create a shortcut and then add it to the Start Menu "All Apps"??

    I think I need to first somehow create a shortcut for the .cab file and then add it to All Apps in the start menu???

    Please advise.

    Thanks!
    MM

    P.S. I have been postponing the probably inevitable installation of Class Shell.
    I would rather not have to install a 3rd-party program to be able to perform basic Windows tasks.
    But this new workflow in Win10 for a basic functionality might force me to do it.
    Sigh.
     
    MoxieMomma, Aug 21, 2018
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  4. Some apps dimmed on start menu

    START MENU,CORTANA,EDGE BROWSER AND IN-BUILT APPS NOT WORKING

    Hi Aditya,

    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to follow below steps and check.

    Step 1: I suggest you to install all the latest pending Windows updates as below and check if it helps.

    • Go to “settings” and click on “update and security”.
    • Under tab “Windows update”, click on the icon “check for updates”.
    • Then once you find the pending updates install it and check.

    Step 2: I suggest you to run the app troubleshooter from the below article and check if it helps.

    Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/run-the-troubleshooter-for-windows-apps

    Method 2: You may follow the steps from the below article and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/get-help-windows-start-menu

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to help.

    Thank you
     
    Karthicka_R, Aug 21, 2018
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