Get Started with Windows 10

See what's on the menu

The Start menu is back and better than ever! Just select the Start Start icon button on the taskbar. Next, make it yours by pinning apps and programs, or moving and regrouping tiles. If you need more space, resize the Start menu to make it bigger.

Your apps and programs—right at your fingertips

Get to File Explorer, Settings, and other apps you use often from the left side of the Start menu. To see all your apps and programs, select All apps.

Most used, recently added, and all apps list on the Start menu


Seeing an arrow to the right of an app? Select it to see app-specific tasks or items.

Animated GIF images showing jump lists on the Start menu.

You have the power

Lock or sign out of your PC, switch to another account, or change your account picture by selecting your name at the top of the Start menu.

Account picture menu options on the Start menu

And when you're ready to step away for a while, the power button  is right there at the bottom of the Start menu so you can put your PC to sleep, restart it, or turn it off completely.

If you want to make other changes to how the Start menu looks, you can do so in Settings. Select the Start Start icon button, then select Settings  > Personalization  > Start to change which apps and folders appear in the Start menu.

Start menu settings