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Windows 10 Tutorials 2 – The new Windows 10 Start Menu

Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.

We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.

The current build we are working with is Windows 10 Build 9926 but as always, we will make updates as the builds evolve.

Today we will be talking a little about the new Windows 10 Start Menu.

Windows 10 Start Menu

Here’s a picture of the new Start Menu (click to make bigger)

Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 Start Menu

So much to unpack here but let’s get started.

There’s your username and avatar at the top left. Very well done so far.

Below that there’s a Places section that has File Explorer, Documents and Settings.

Below that there’s a Most Used section that has Settings, Internet Explorer, Snipping Tool, File Explorer, Sticky Notes, Paint, Remote Desktop Connection and Windows Powershell. This was the stuff on my mneu but this will vary based on the stuff you use the most.

Next we have the Windows 8 looking section to the right with Live Tiles that you can also configure (more on that later).

Let’s scroll down a bit.

Windows 10 Start Menu scroll down

Windows 10 Start Menu scroll down

There’s an Explore Windows section here with a Get Started, Insider Hub and Windows Feedback section. Once Windows 10 RTM’s this might be gone.

Next there’s an Everyday Apps section which also has a live tile selection of more casual applications.

Finally, you can click on the expand icon on the top right of the Start Menu to make it a full screen menu.

Windows 10 Start Screen Full Screen

Windows 10 Start Screen Full Screen

Now the full screen view just arranges the Start Menu proportionally and horizontally across your screen.

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