Windows 10: start menu shows icons instead of icon with text description

Discus and support start menu shows icons instead of icon with text description in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I used to be able to press the windows key and scroll up with the up arrow key to select the power button but now by default, the up arrow key selects... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by nxh, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. NXH
    nxh Win User

    start menu shows icons instead of icon with text description


    I used to be able to press the windows key and scroll up with the up arrow key to select the power button but now by default, the up arrow key selects the programs instead. I believe this has to do with the left pane start menu becoming marginalized / minimized. Is there a way to fix this?

    below is what i now see:


    start menu shows icons instead of icon with text description [​IMG]


    this is the view what I want to show:


    start menu shows icons instead of icon with text description [​IMG]


    :)
     
  2. dempseyvv Win User

    Start menu and taskbar right-click pop-up have invisible icons and text

    Upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro. Windows 10 works fine, but I have serious problems with the presentation of the Start menu and the Taskbar.

    Start menu (i.e. Most Used and All Apps) are supposed to show for each entry an icon and text. After almost every restart it looks different: nothing, or only icons, or only text, or both icons and text. Sometimes when it shows both icons and text and I
    move the cursor (without clicking or anything) over the icons they just disappear.

    The Taskbar icons are fine. Right-clicking on an icon is supposed to show a pop-up menu with icons and text, but that seldom happens. After most restarts I am lucky to get a few icons in the pop-up. MS Excel is the only one that show the complete pop-up
    menu filled, but when I move the cursor over them they (icons and text) too disappear!

    Perhaps not related, but several of the Personalization Settings (Background, Colors, Lock Screen) have corrupted ON/OFF switch settings, i.e. overlayed with strange text. Pull-down choices get completely mingled up too. Login password field shows often
    bits of large character date or time.

    I use NVidia GTX 570 graphics card and the latest NVidia driver, which worked fine in Win 7 Pro. Graphics from all my applications are normal.
     
    dempseyvv, Aug 27, 2016
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  3. Desk top Icons replaced by start menu

    I have windows 10 Home

    Somehow I accidentally changed something so that instead of the display on my desktop showing all my shortcuts it shows my start menu icons and the start menu icon is gone from the left hand bottom of the screen I still get the desktop image though.

    Also when you right click on an empty portion of the task bar instead of the usual stuff you get a box saying

    (Check marked) show all app icons

    Show all notification Icons (not checked)

    Show Touch Button Keyboard (not checked)
     
    BIGBERN(2), Aug 27, 2016
    #3
  4. dalchina New Member

    start menu shows icons instead of icon with text description

    Many people have been puzzled by the new start menu design from MS, and posted here asking 'What???' - can I go back?. It's described in 100s of articles you can read on the web about changes in the anniversary edition.

    1. It's MS's new design
    2. No you can't change or configure it significantly (you can disable some of the options down the left side in Settings).
    3. Options:
    - get another start menu
    - complain to MS and wait....and wait..
    - use Linux
    4. A good number here think it's poor too

    Sorry!
     
    dalchina, Aug 27, 2016
    #4
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