How to tweak the Windows 11 Start menu

Though the Windows 11 Start menu is limited in terms of customization, you can still take certain steps to make it work the way you want.

Microsoft’s new Start menu for Windows 11 has been a divisive feature. Some people like it; some hate it. Either way, the new Start menu doesn’t offer the same level of flexibility and customization as the one in Windows 10. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it as is.

EE: Windows 11: Tips on installation, security and more (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

You can enable or disable recently-added apps, most-used apps, and recently-opened items. You can choose which folders you wish to see on the Start menu and remove, add or move specific Start menu icons. Further, you can shift the Taskbar to the left so the Start button goes back to its more familiar spot. Here are a few ways to tweak the Windows 11 Start menu.

First, let’s look at the new Start menu to see how it…

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