Windows 10 is officially being launched on July 29th, and with it, comes the return of the Start menu. While it’s not exactly the same as what you’re used to in Windows 7, it’s one of the more anticipated features for a lot of users, and is very customizable.
One of the default features is a “Most used” list for quick access to apps that you use frequently. However, you might want to remove default items and add different apps or places, or remove the list completely.
Remove Most Used from Windows 10 Start Menu
To remove an item, simply right-click on it and select Don’t show in this list.
You can also remove the entire list if you want. To do that, go to Settings > Personalization > Start and under the Customize list turn off Store and display recently opened programs in Start.
However, you will notice that it looks rather odd with the empty section of space there.
But you can replace that space by adding “Places” that you go to frequently.
To add Places to the Start menu, head to Settings > Personalization > Start and select the Customize list hyperlink.
Then add any or all places from the Customize List by flipping the switch on.
When you start adding several places, they take the place of items on the “Most used” list.
In the shot below you see a smiley face next to each place, no worries, they will be gone by the final build. They are there now for sending Microsoft feedback on whether you like the feature or not.
This I just one of the interesting things you can do with the Start menu in Windows 10. I have to admit, I’ve never been much of a Start menu user, but in Windows 10, it has improved so much, that I find myself actually enjoying it.
We’ll have more cool tips and tricks for the Start menu in the near future. If you want to continue this or any other Windows 10 discussion, make sure to join our free Windows 10 Forums!