Microsoft didn’t stop trying out with the start menu. The currently available Windows 11 preview of the developer and beta build channels features a new start menu.
Start the registry on Windows 11
The specific changes made to the start menu on Windows 11 are;
- Remove the left button bar and move it to the bottom
- Removed tiles and app groups
- Start button has been moved to the center of the taskbar with other system apps
Move the Start menu on Windows 11 on the left
The new start menu setting is not bad. It adds a kind of ‘macOS-Dock’ view to the taskbar and OS as a whole. It looks good but it’s not what people are used to. Fortunately, Microsoft has made it very easy to move the Start menu back to the left edge of the taskbar.
- Right-click on the taskbar and select Taskbar options from the context table.
- Expand Taskbar Behavior.
- Open the dropdown next to it Align taskbar and select Left.
- The The Start button, Start menu, and group of pinned apps are moved to the left.
Get the Windows 10 Start menu on Windows 11
If you don’t like the new start menu, you don’t have much confidence. There was a registry hack that allowed users to get Windows 10 Start Menu on Windows 11 but it was quickly removed by Microsoft in an update to Windows 11. It is very likely to be reinstalled in the version stable version of Windows 11.
The new start menu on Windows 11 is different in that there are no tiles now but it is, in many ways, the same as the start menu on Windows 10. There are UI changes eg instead of Power and Settings button, and how recently accessed apps are displayed but that is not a big change.
The only disappointment about the new start menu on Windows 11 is that pinned apps now have a lot less space. They go overboard if you put too many of them in and you have to scroll down to get to them. It’s the cause of why it pops up tiles on the start menu on Windows 10 as well.
The new menu is different but we don’t think it will get as bad as the Windows 8 Start screen. Microsoft has put down some groundwork for the new UI with the way it designed the Windows 10 Start tablet. That said, if you don’t like it, there is no doubt that third-party apps will be developed to repair it.
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