What are the options for configuring the «start menu» in Windows 10 build 9926
It is no secret that now Microsoft is making concerted efforts to regain the trust of users disappointed too «touch» Windows 8. In Windows 10, the company wants to provide a comfortable and friendly user experience, and part of this trend is the return of the start menu, but with updated and expanded the concept. Ie is not the same menu that we used to see in Windows 7. New menu «start» consists of two parts: the left column provides access to the latest sites and most frequently used programs and in appearance resembles the classic start menu in Windows 7, while the column on the right filled with dynamic tiles.
In order to enable you to obtain maximum comfort and the most pleasant impressions from the use of the new start menu, Microsoft has provided several options to configure it. About them today and we’ll talk.
Resize the start menu
On desktop computers with Windows 10 defaults to a smaller version of the menu. Nevertheless, especially for users who are accustomed to using the start screen in Windows 8 has a button «Expand» start menu (located in the upper left corner), which is not difficult to guess, allows you to get a fullscreen version of the menu. To return to the original view, simply click on the button «Restore start menu» located in the same place.
The usual size of the start menu
And so, the start menu will be when you open it full screen
(On tablets, the default is the extended version of the menu is part of the function, which Microsoft calls «tablet Mode», also known as Continuum).
Depending on the version of Windows 10 will remember it, so even after you restart the computer will default to use the chosen mode.
The consolidation and resizing of live tiles
New menu «start» in Windows 10 also supports live tiles and modern apps just like in Windows 8.x you can change their position by simple drag and drop. Left and context menu that you can use to remove the application, remove the tiles from the start menu, pin tiles on the taskbar or choose other dimensions (depending on the application, the size of the tiles can be small, medium, wide and large). However, oddly enough, it seems that currently you cannot disable updating dynamic tiles.
Grouping of live tiles
In Windows 8 you can easily merge several tiles together to make your home screen more orderly. And because of the start menu in Windows 10 has kept many features of the home screen, this feature is available here.
To create a new group, simply drag a tile up or down, and when you see that a new group was created, release the tile. With the same ease you can assign the group a name: just put your cursor over the top row of the group of tiles and type the name.
Setting the left-hand column of the start menu
The left side of the start menu consists of two sections: «Places», which provides quick access to file Explorer, documents and settings; and «Frequently used», which lists all the most used apps.
You will also notice that in the menu there is a button «All apps» (under Windows 7) which allows to access the list of all installed applications on the system in alphabetical order.
To open the preferences the left side of the start menu in Windows 10, right-click your mouse on the empty space of the taskbar, select «Properties» and click on the «start Menu». In the current build (9926), you can only change a few privacy settings, and set the number of recent items to display in jump list.
Also there is inactive button «Configure», which will include multiple parameters in one of the future builds, including the ability to customize the appearance and behavior of links, icons and menus in the start menu.
The color scheme of the interface in Windows 10 affects the «start menu».
To change the color of the start menu, taskbar, window borders and other parts of the interface to Windows 10, right-click the mouse on the desktop and select «Personalize». In the Personalization window click on «Color» and select one of the sets of predefined colors. You can also adjust the intensity of colors and use the color mixer to create your own color scheme.
In addition, as previous versions of the Windows operating system 10 can automatically select the most suitable color range by scanning the current desktop background. Clicking on the first option («Automatically») in the color picker.
Account and power options
Finally, «start menu» has two elements, the first of which (upper left corner) allows you to change the account settings to block or get out of it at all, while the second (in the upper right corner) is intended to shutdown, reboot, «euthanasia» and the computer into hibernation mode.