See what's on the Start menu

Apps, settings, files—they can all be found on the Start menu. Just select the Start

Start symbol
button on the taskbar. Next, make it yours by pinning apps and programs, or moving and regrouping tiles. If you need more space, resize the Start menu.

Your apps and programs—right at your fingertips

Open File Explorer, Settings, and other apps you use often from the left side of the Start menu. Scroll down the app list to see all apps and programs alphabetically, from A to Xbox.

Most used~ recently added~ and all apps list on the Start menu

  1. Menu (expands to show names for all menu items)

  2. Account

  3. File Explorer

  4. Settings

  5. Power

You have the power

Lock or sign out of your PC, switch to another account, or change your account picture by selecting your picture (or the Accounts icon, if you haven't added a personal picture) on the left of the Start menu.

Image of the menu that appears when you select your account picture

When you're ready to step away for a while, the power button is always available at the bottom of the Start menu to make your PC sleep, restart, or shut down completely.

To make other changes to how the Start menu looks, select the Start

Start symbol
button, then select Settings > Personalization > Start to change which apps and folders appear in the Start menu.

Start menu settings


Article ID: 17195 - Last Review: Sep 7, 2016 - Revision: 12