Windows 10: Start menu only opens in full screen mode

Discus and support Start menu only opens in full screen mode in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; My start menu does not open when I click the icon or press the windows key. It does open when I switch it to full screen mode. This actually happened... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by TheVM, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. TheVM Win User

    Start menu only opens in full screen mode


    My start menu does not open when I click the icon or press the windows key. It does open when I switch it to full screen mode. This actually happened several months ago, but I have been dealing with the full screen mode option due to schedule. However recently it has really slowed down my productivity. I think it's time to get this fixed. The taskbar seems to be working without issue.


    Nothing seems to be working from things I have tried outside the Microsoft community. My computer is not a tablet, but I've tried doing the turn tablet function on and off again. There was a similar thread posted a year ago (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/start-menu-only-opens-in-full-screen-mode/4cd791f8-616f-4d6e-bac1-300185b94e57), and I have tried all those suggestions without any help.


    Thank you for your help.

    :)
     
    TheVM, Jul 6, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    How do I get a screenshot of start menu?


    1. Run snipping tool ( If screen appears grayed out, press ESC, if not continue step 2.)
    2. Click to open the start menu
    3. Hold CTRL and press print Screen. Screen will appear grayed out, ready to capture.

    NOTE: This will work with all popup menus ie. Windows Menu, Context menu etc...
     
    topgundcp, Jul 6, 2019
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  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    Start menu and settings both wont open.

    Hello Robert,

    As per the description of the issue, you are unable to open both Windows Settings and Start menu. For us to resolve this issue, we suggest that you perform troubleshooting. Here's an

    article
    that you can go to. In here, you'll see solutions to resolve Start menu issues.

    To resolve Windows Settings issue, kindly follow the steps listed below:

    • Boot into Safe Mode.
    • Open a command prompt windows.
    • Type sfc/scannow, and then hit Enter.
    • Once it's finished, restart the computer to check if the issue still persists.

    If the issue still persists after doing the steps above, kindly refer to this
    link
    for further troubleshooting.

    Let us know if the resolution provided works.
     
    Paolo Mag, Jul 6, 2019
    #3
  4. Start menu only opens in full screen mode

    Windows 10 Start Menu won't open.

    Hi Dougie,

    Corrupted system files could be one of the reason why Start Menu is not opening.

    As an initial troubleshooting, we suggest following the steps listed in this article:
    Troubleshoot problems with the Start menu or Cortana
    see if it helps resolve the issue.

    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Ronalene Mat, Jul 6, 2019
    #4
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