How-to add Apps to the Start Menu in Windows 10

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How-to add Apps to the Start Menu in Windows 10

By default some apps are added in the Windows 10 menu, but how do you add your own or how do you remove one’s you don’t like? I’ll explain that for you!

What are these Apps and where are there?

Apps are just metro applications like the mail, weather and so on. Most of these have live tiles that change on certain events.

Windows 10 Start Menu Apps
Windows 10 Start Menu Apps

Adding Apps to this menu.

From the All Apps menu

1. Open the Start Menu and then click on All Apps.

2. Right-click the App you want added to the Start Menu Apps and click Pin to Start

Add to Start WIndows 10
Add to Start WIndows 10

Searching for your App

If you can’t find your app then you can just use the search field and look for it this way.

1. Open the Start Menu and type the name of the App.

2. Right-click the App you want added to the Start Menu Apps and click Pin to Start

Yuri Pustjens
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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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