Windows 10: Start Menu default showing all apps?

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  1. Start Menu default showing all apps?


    I recently installed windows 10 on an old notebook and for some reason the start menu looks like this:

    Start Menu default showing all apps? [​IMG]

    I don't want it to show the alphabetical list of all the apps by default. On all my other computers the start menu looks more like this one.

    http://home.bt.com/images/windows-10...0929103327.jpg

    How do I change it? Its really bugging me.

    :)
     
    sleepingjoker, Aug 3, 2016
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  2. BenIT Win User

    After "Creators Update" - Start Tiles reset, CMD window text "squished"

    Ok, so I spent some time recreating the start menu's by going back to the previous version of Windows, taking screenshots of all the start menu's then updating all the PC's to 1703 again & adding all the tiles as they were before.

    Now, two days later, the PC's have all suddenly reset the start menu's again only showing the default tiles & every program in the list showing "New" next to it.

    This is going to be very frustrating!!
     
    BenIT, Aug 3, 2016
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  3. Hugo 12 Win User
    why do all the apps show in the start menu WINDOWS 10

    how can I change the default to keep the All Apps List from showing in the start menu, like it was before the recent update.
     
    Hugo 12, Aug 3, 2016
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  4. AndreyT Win User

    Start Menu default showing all apps?

    Well, this is the new post-Anniversary Update Start Menu. Yes, it is supposed to have the alphabetical list of all apps on the front page. It is a major feature.

    And yes, we all agree that it is a terrible idea. Windows 10 Start Menu structure is disorganized. And bringing anything disorganized to the front is always a design error. But apparently this is what we'll have to live with until Microsoft has the next terrible idea to replace this terrible idea.

    Or just use a Start Menu replacement program.
     
    AndreyT, Aug 3, 2016
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  5. Kilwillie Win User
    Start 10 from Stardock works well. It's a pay program (after a trial period), but it's only $5 if I remember correctly.
     
    Kilwillie, Aug 3, 2016
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  6. dalchina New Member
    The Win 10 start menu (pre or post anniversary) is a disgrace in failing to usefully express a traditional start menu organised in folders.

    Classic Shell (free) is great.
     
    dalchina, Aug 3, 2016
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  7. CountMike New Member
    "And yes, we all agree that it is a terrible idea. Windows 10 Start Menu structure is disorganized. And bringing anything disorganized to the front is always a design error."
    I couldn't disagree more and please don't include everybody in "we all" that agree that it is a terrible idea. That may be too presumptuous that everybody has to agree with you.
    I happen to like it this way and as a matter of fact ever since XP I organized my programs that way and now with tiles added it's even better. Being somewhat conservative, I also make folders containing shortcuts to programs on desktop as well as quick access menu.
    Only things I would like to see are smaller spacing between lines in the menu and to include Start menu opening on mouseower start button. There's also a quick search at Win+S if you remember at least first (few) letters of a program you want to start.
     
    CountMike, Aug 3, 2016
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  8. Start Menu default showing all apps?

    So everybody has to agree with you???? How about a way to turn off this user-surly option and return to the previous functionality with which likely several million organized people were more productive.
     
    NCMoosebert, Sep 22, 2016
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  9. Bree New Member
    +1 for Win10's Start menu.

    Actually I hardly ever need the 'All apps' section anyway (so don't care if it's expanded or collapsed). I hardly see much of it anyway, the far more useful 'Recently added' and 'Most used' sections occupy most of my Start's real-estate. Likewise the Tiles area has my custom groups and tiles at the top, the default sections being off the bottom and a scroll away. What I don't already have on Start, I find with the Win+S method (works a treat for settings as well as apps). Actually, that habit has fed back into how I now use my other Win7 machine (works well there too).


    Start Menu default showing all apps? [​IMG]


    But I wouldn't want to force my opinion on others. When a poster expresses dismay at Win10's Start I point them to one of dalchina's posts (preferably one with a screenshot of the Classic Shell's Start).

    Live and let live *Smile
     
  10. CountMike New Member
    Nobody HAS to agree with me but also nobody has right to include me in any group and speak in my name over my free will. NOBODY !!!!
     
    CountMike, Sep 22, 2016
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  11. When installed the AU on one of my PCs I decided I's better take a screen capture of what I consider a good start menu from another PC.]
    Start Menu default showing all apps? [​IMG]


    For me, the expanded App list creates useless clutter.
     
    pokeefe0001, Sep 23, 2016
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  12. Right. My point was all users HAVE to default to the app list, which is not exactly egalitarian, and since your preference is the new method we all have to use it the way you and probably a few thousand other people find reasonable. It's part of the Microsoft culture to implement changes because they know better than users how users can best do their work, without any avenue to turn off the option. The latest maintenance changed our shared folder machine at the church where I geek to turn password protected sharing back on. I don't really know how Microsoft developers know how I work. Oh, yeah, the Win 10 install defaults to send a copy of just about everything one does to Microsoft.
     
    NCMoosebert, Sep 23, 2016
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  13. Start Menu default showing all apps?

    Maybe somebody could at least fix the disappearing vertical scroll bar on the apps list.
     
    NCMoosebert, Sep 23, 2016
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  14. dalchina New Member
    Hi, do you mean the one that only appears when your pointer is over that area? I guess that's trying to show that's when it's applicable. If you move your mouse to the left of the menu, there's nothing to scroll there. Likewise the vertical scroll bar for the tiled region is only visible when you mouse over that. So at least the behaviour of these is consistent.

    After that, it's whether that design choice appeals to you. If not, you could use a 3rd party start menu..
     
    dalchina, Sep 23, 2016
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  15. CountMike New Member
    Everybody implements changes as they seem fit on their products, not only MS or even SW developers, that's nothing new. I don't think I have many products I didn't customize to at least some extent. Cars extensively, toasters not so much.
    I'm not satisfied with Start menu either but I adapted it to my (almost) satisfaction. Problem would be if customization was impossible because only than I would have to go with what exactly was presented.
     
    CountMike, Apr 4, 2018
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