Windows 10: clean up the new Start menu

Originally, Windows 10 delivers its new Start menu with many tiles. These icons are either fixed (Calendar, Shazam) or animated to display content thanks to the Internet (Windows Store, News) but most of them are useless for working or playing. This tutorial explains how remove unnecessary tiles from Windows 10 Start menu.

Organize the Windows 10 Start menu

1. Open the start menu and notice the multiple unnecessary tiles.

Windows 10 start menu tutorial

2. To remove a thumbnail, do a right click and choose ” Remove from start menu“.

Windows 10 start menu tutorial

3. The Start menu is thus emptied of its unnecessary icons.

Windows 10 start menu tutorial

By exaggerating, it is possible to limit the Start menu to a single column to display only the essentials: the most used programs, Settings (Control panel), the list of all applications and the Stop function:

Windows 10 start menu tutorial

You can now add regularly used programs and shortcuts for faster access from this menu.