Windows 11 modifies both of the interface and the position of Start Menu. The modified Start Menu is more friendly for Windows 11 users. Now, the Start Menu is at the middle of the Windows 11 screen. However, you can still change its position from the middle to the left side if you want.
Of course, besides the interface and position, some new features are added to Start Menu on Windows 11, including the personalized settings. Windows 11 Start Menu will give you brand new experience. Let’s talk more details about that, like how to use Windows 11 Start Menu and customize it.
How to Use Windows 11 Start Menu?
Before we discuss the features of Windows 11 Start Menu, we need to know how to access the Start Menu.
Access the Start Menu
There are two ways can help you quickly access the Start Menu. Click on Start button on the taskbar or press Windows key. Then, you will launch the Start menu and see the main image of it.
Use the Search Bar in Start Menu
Next, we’ll talk the details of using Windows 11 Start Menu. As you see, you will find a search bar at the top of the Start Menu main interface. You can make a search by directly typing the thing you want to search, including apps, folders or files. After that, it will redirect you to the search results.
Note: Windows 11 Start Menu can show all things related to the words you typed in although you only type the keywords instead of the complete name of an app, folder or file.
Pin Apps, Folders, Drive or Files to the Start Menu
In order to easily access to the apps or folders, you can pin apps, folders files, drive to the Start Menu. Let’s see how to pin these items on the taskbar.
To pin apps, firstly find the app you want to pin from All Apps at the top right of the Start Menu. Then right-click on it and select Pin to Start.
To pin folders, located to the folder, drive, or app and right click on it and select Pin to Start. it’s done!
Rearrange Items Pinned to the Start Menu
If you don’t want the default arrangement of items, you can rearrange them by yourself. You can directly move one app to the top position or change the other apps to the certain positions.
To move an app to the top position, you can right click on the app and then select Move to top.
To change other apps’ positions, you can drag the app to the desired position.
How to Customize Windows 11 Start Menu?
If you don’t want the default Start Menu, you can customize your own Windows 11 Start menu by following the steps below.
1. Go to Settings or press Windows plus I keys
2. Locate to Personalization
3. Choose Start
Here, you will decide the items displayed in your Start Menu, such as recently added apps, most used apps or recently opened items.
Now, it’s very easy for you to customize your own Start Menu, just have a try.