How to add, remove and customize tiles on Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 comes with users favorite start menu with addition of live tiles to get live updates from your favorite applications. Windows 10 also provides many ways for users to customize live tiles as per their preferences. You can pin new applications to Start menu, unpin applications from Start menu, create new application groups, move application live tiles among different groups, change live tile sizes, change background color of live tiles, and many more..

  • To pin application as live tile to Start menu, click on "All apps" shortcut in start menu, locate and right click on application that you want to pin, and select "Pin to Start" in context menu. You can also pin applications from "Most used" or "Recently added" apps list in Start menu by right clicking them, and selecting "Pin to Start" in context menu.
    Pin Application to Windows 10 Start Menu
  • To unpin Application from Windows 10 Start Menu, right click on application live tile in Start menu and select "Unpin from Start".
    Unpin Application from Windows 10 Start Menu
  • To create new application group in Start menu, drag application live tile up or down in start menu live tiles area until group separator bar is visible. Drop live tile beyond group separator to create new group with dragged application's live tile in it.
    Create or delete application groups
    Click just above new created group to display group name textbox and give name to your new application group.
    Give name to new application groups
  • To delete application group, just move all application live tiles out from the group to be deleted. When application group doesn't have any application in it, it will be automatically deleted.
  • To move live tiles between application groups, select and drag live tile from one application group to another.
  • To change live tile sizes, right click on application live tile, and go to Resize option in context menu. This will show you sub-menu where you can change your application live tile to small, medium, wide or large size.
    Change live tile sizes
  • To turn off or turn on live updates in application live tile, right click on application live tile, and Select "Turn live tile off" to turn off live updates in application live tile. You can turn on live updates back by using same menu, and selecting "Turn live tile on".
    Turn off or turn on live updates in application live tile
  • To pin your favourite application to taskbar from live tile, right click on application live tile, and select "Pin to taskbar" in context menu so that you can access it directly from taskbar instead of having to open start menu everytime.
    Pin Application to Taskbar from live tile
  • To change live tiles background color refer How to change start menu color in Windows 10 for detailed color customization options in Windows 10 Start menu.
Windows 10 Start menu is beautiful with live tiles and provides you great customization options to personalize Start menu to your preferences!

Published - August 04, 2015 by Neelam Maske




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