See what is on the menu

The Start menu is back—and it’s more personal, more organized, and more fun than before.

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You'll find it right where you expect it. Select Start Start menu icon on the desktop, then make it yours. Pin go-to apps and content, like contacts from the People app. Arrange items into groups, move and resize tiles, even change the size of the Start menu itself.
Love it? Pin it
Pin apps to Start to show live updates on what’s happening in your world, like new email, your next appointment, or the weekend weather. To pin an app, go to Start Start menu icon > All apps, press and hold (or right-click) the app, and then select Pin to Start. Looking for more apps? Explore the Windows Store.Screenshot of items pinned to the Start menu
You can also drag apps from the Most used list or from All apps to pin them to Start.

After you’ve pinned an app, move it into a group. To create a group, move an app up or down until a group divider appears, and then release the tile. Move apps in or out of the group as your fancy takes you.

To give your new group a name, just select the open space above your new group and enter a name.

To make Start feel even more like home, make it yours with an account picture and your favorite colors.
Your PC and apps—right at your fingertips
The left side of Start features an all-new, yet familiar, design. Easily jump to different locations in Windows, like File Explorer and Settings. See the apps you use everyday under Most used. If you have a new app from the Store, it’ll appear under Recently added. For a list of all your apps and programs, select All apps.

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Go full screen
The left side of Start features an all-new, yet familiar, design. Easily jump to different locations in Windows, like File Explorer and Settings. See the apps you use everyday under Most used. If you have a new app from the Store, it’ll appear under Recently added. For a list of all your apps and programs, select All apps.

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Search for anything, anywhere
Search your PC and the web at the same time. Go to Start Start menu icon and enter your search—Windows does the rest. Find out more about search in Windows.
You have the power
The power button Power button icon is right at the heart of Start, just above the All apps button. Want to sign out of your PC, switch accounts, or change your account picture? Just select your name in the upper-left corner of Start.

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Article ID: 3073147 - Last Review: 06/29/2015 03:28:00 - Revision: 4.0

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