Hide the Apps List for a Cleaner Windows 10 Start Menu

Ben Stegner 05-05-2017

The Start Menu in Windows 10 is worlds ahead of the Windows 8 version, but you can still improve it. Whether it’s removing the “suggested apps” or changing the color, we’ve shown you the best ways to customize and hack the Start Menu 6 Ways to Hack & Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu The Windows 10 Start Menu combines classic elements with modern tiles. Tiles can add a lot of creative freedom. We'll give you tips and reveal tricks for customizing the entire Start Menu to your preferences. Read More .


Starting with the Creators Update, there’s a new way to make a change to your Start Menu, and it doesn’t even require a tweaking tool 6 Tools to Tweak the Windows 10 Start Menu The Windows 10 Start Menu combines the best features of Windows 7 with Windows 8 live tiles. If you'd prefer a different look and long for a major overhaul, here are the tools you'll need. Read More . You probably know that all the apps installed on your PC show up in a list to the left of the Start tiles. To do so, head to Settings > Personalization and click the Start tab on the left.

Here, find the slider Show app list in Start menu and switch it off. That’s it! Now you won’t have a list of apps on the Start Menu.

However, you can still access it with a new icon. When you open the Start Menu, look for icons in the top-left corner. The lowest one opens the applications list, so it’s just a click away. Click the top one of these icons to switch back to the tiles.

Not fond of the Start Menu at all? Check out the best alternatives and replacements The 7 Best Windows Start Menu Alternatives and Replacements The Windows 10 Start Menu is a great improvement over Windows 8, but you can make it even better. Here are the best tools for working around or replacing the Start Menu. Read More . Some of these tools, like Launchy, are great for replacing the apps list that you just hid.

Do you like having all of your installed apps in one list or do you prefer to hide it for a cleaner look? Let us know if you changed this setting in the comments!


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Related topics: Start Menu, Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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