Windows 10: Start menu won't open in portrait orientation

Discus and support Start menu won't open in portrait orientation in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have been using windows 10 since about 2016. I've gone through 3 different PC iterations through this time and at least 5 reinstalls of windows and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Wolf956, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Wolf956 Win User

    Start menu won't open in portrait orientation


    I have been using windows 10 since about 2016. I've gone through 3 different PC iterations through this time and at least 5 reinstalls of windows and have NEVER been able to use the windows start menu with my monitor/s that are setup in portrait orientation. Works just fine in landscape but portrait it will not. Everything else will work on the taskbar; Cortana/Search, Task View, Time & Date. I believe I have even tried just having the portrait monitor as the only monitor plugged in to the PCnot testing that now to many cables to get around and still it never works.

    :)
     
    Wolf956, Jun 15, 2021
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  2. screen orientation

    Hi,

    There's an option on Windows 10 to switch between landscape and portrait orientation. We recommend following these steps on how to switch the screen orientation from portrait to landscape:

    • On Cortana search, type display settings.
    • Choose Display settings from the list.
    • Under Orientation, select on Landscape and click
      Apply.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Gerard Qui, Jun 15, 2021
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  3. Win10 start menu won`t open (SOLUTION)

    To all people that suffer from same problems as I did:

    -Win 10`s start menu won`t open after restart

    -Win 10`s menu stops working after few days if your pc has been idle or just on.

    -Win 10`s menu works after AC power down

    -Win 10`s menu won`t work after restart unless you log out and relog through CTRL+ALT+DEL

    It took me 7 hours to find cause of this problem, lots program reinstallations and browsing through internet.

    Even Microsoft support didn`t provide the right answer for this problem, they just give you commands and advices to create new accounts, cleanup this, reinstall that, clean boot this, normal boot that. But what they don`t say is that all those problems are
    caused by their so called "feature" that released with their "Fall Creators Update". A feature that saves some data into the memory, so after restart it start`s to open all your chrome windows and other programs.

    CAUSE:

    Your windows might get some conflicts with some programms during the session, before the update if you shutdown/restart your pc, windows where just dumping all the data out of the window, after the update it started to save it to the memory (including all the
    conflicted data). THANK YOU MICROSOFT!

    SOLUTION:

    Go to your Search icon on the taskbar, type > Settings > Accounts > Sing-In options > Under "Privacy" uncheck/disable "Use my sing-in info to automatically setting up my device after an update or restart" > Restart

    Hope it helps folks!

    3DArtist

    And ofcourse:

    Microsoft, you`ve already forced us into updates with Win10.

    Will you now please stop screwing up windows even more with your pointless system breaking features!

    Stop reinventing the wheel.
     
    3DArtist_007, Jun 15, 2021
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  4. Start menu won't open in portrait orientation

    Orientation resets to portrait on logout or reboot


    I have my tablet set to portrait orientation, but if I log out or reboot it reverts to portrait, even if rotation lock is on. I assume this is because it's an 8" tablet which MS decided are meant to be used in portrait but surely if rotation lock is on then it should respect that setting?

    Toshiba Encore 8 on build 10162
     
    Mimizuku no Lew, Jun 15, 2021
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