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Start menu

In Windows, starting with Windows 95 and ending with Windows 7, the Start menu is a launching pad for all the applications and control panels in the computer. Application installation programs place an icon in the Programs or All apps section of the Start menu. Depending on the version of Windows, users can rearrange some parts of the Start menu. Start is also used to turn the machine off. The default location of the Start menu button is the left bottom left side of the taskbar.

From Start Menu to Start Screen
Windows 8 changed the Start menu dramatically, turning it into a tablet-style interface with tiles. The Windows keyboard key opens the Start menu or the Start screen, but in Windows 8, Start can be accessed from the Charm bar (see Win8 Charm bar). See Win Start menu, Win8 Start screen and Win10 Start menu.
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If you have a Windows 10 PC running the most recent version of the operating system, open the Start menu and click the gear-shaped Settings icon.
The promoted apps, aka "programmable tiles", are Windows 10 advertisements, which feature in the apps list, lock screen and the Start Menu.
The new Start Menu hasn't changed much since Microsoft demonstrated it at Build in April, but the screenshots show a variety of 'Metro-style' apps that are pinned to the menu, alongside traditional applications, report said.
The Windows 8 Start menu works perfectly as a touch screen interface.
It features a Windows start menu button and a programmable side button in addition to the standard left click, right click and scroll wheel.
After explaining how to choose the right version of Windows 8 or upgrade from an older version of Windows, they cover how to navigate with the new touchscreen interface (now that the Start menu is gone for better or worse), and new features including Windows Store apps, file synching between PC and tablet via the cloud, and a free Xbox music streaming service.
The Start menu itself is absent, but the button is just an alwaysA[degrees]visible way to launch the Start screen.
Left-click the Start Menu and then click on Control Panels.
Now here's an important trick for longtime Windows users: If you right-click in the lower left corner, you'll see the Simple Start menu.
Features include the ability to pin sites to the start menu so that they can be accessed directly, JumpLists, which allow users to directly access individual pages within a web site which has been designed to make use of the lists and tear-off tabs that allow a user to drag a tab out of the browser so that they can view two or more tabs side by side.
Just right-click on a program icon or shortcut and select the Pin to Start Menu option; you'll have instant access to the program every time you go to the Start Menu.
lt;p>Like TweakUI, UWT provides a king's ransom in customization controls, from changing what appears in the Start menu to optimizing performance by disabling various Windows features (like Aero and Tablet PC).