Exploring the Windows 10 Start Menu


Apps, settings, files—they can all be found on the Start menu. Just select Start  on the taskbar.

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Open File Explorer, Settings, and other apps you use often from the left side of the Start menu. Scroll down the app list to see all apps and programs alphabetically.

Callout for menu, Accounts, File Explorer, Settings, and Power icons.

  1. Menu (expands to show names for all menu items)

  2. Account

  3. File Explorer

  4. Settings

  5. Power


Lock or sign out of your PC, switch to another account, or change your account picture by selecting your picture (or the Accounts icon, if you haven't added a personal picture) on the left of the Start menu.

Image of the menu that appears when you select your account picture

Use the power button  at the bottom of the Start menu to make your PC sleep, restart, or shut down completely.

To make other changes to how the Start menu looks, select Start , then select Settings  > Personalization  > Start  to change which apps and folders appear on the Start menu.

Start menu settings



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