To open the Start menu—which contains all your apps, settings, and files—do either of the following:

  • On the center or left end of the taskbar, select the Start icon .

    Note: Your taskbar settings determine where the taskbar is located.

    Start in Windows 11

  • Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard. 

To open the Start menu—which contains all your apps, settings, and files—do either of the following:

  • On the left end of the taskbar, select the Start  icon.

  • Press the Windows logo key  on your keyboard. 

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