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How to Pin to Start Email Folder from Mail app in Windows 10

The Mail and Calendar apps included with Windows 10 help you stay up to date on your email, manage your schedule and stay in touch with people you care about the most. Designed for both work and home, these apps help you communicate quickly and focus on what’s important across all your accounts. Supports Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo! and other popular accounts.

An added account in Mail has folders such as the Outbox, Inbox, Drafts, Archive, Conversation History, Junk, Sent, and Deleted for your email messages. You can add or remove folders from Favorites under the email account(s) how you want.

If you like, you can pin to Start a folder for email account(s) from the Mail app to be able to quickly open the Mail app directly to a folder of the email account you want from Start.

This tutorial will show you how to Pin to Start a folder of an email account from the Mail app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Pin to Start Email Account from Mail app in Windows 10

The Mail and Calendar apps included with Windows 10 help you stay up to date on your email, manage your schedule and stay in touch with people you care about the most. Designed for both work and home, these apps help you communicate quickly and focus on what’s important across all your accounts. Supports Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo! and other popular accounts.

If you like, you can pin to Start your email account(s) from the Mail app to be able to quickly open the Mail app directly to the email account you want from Start.

This tutorial will show you how to Pin to Start an email account from the Mail app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Showing Remote Locations in Jump Lists in Windows

When you right click or press and hold on an app on the taskbar or Start menu, it will open the app’s jump list.

Jump Lists is a feature that lists app specific tasks or items you can quickly open or get to for every day usage. Jump lists can include recently opened items, frequently opened items, tasks, or websites, in addition to pinned items. You’ll always see the same items in the jump list for an app, regardless of whether you view the jump list on the Start menu, taskbar, or File Explorer.

If you like, you can disable displaying and tracking items over the network from remote locations in Jump Lists.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing remote locations in Jump Lists for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Show more tiles on Start in Windows 10

A Tile is an image that represents a pinned app on Start. Live tiles on Start display information that are useful at a glance without opening an app.

The default for tile groups on Start is to have 3 columns of medium sized tiles, but Microsoft has heard feedback from many Insiders who wanted the ability to have a 4th column as well, so they could have two wide or large sized tiles side by side in a group. Starting with Windows 10 build 10547, a Show more tiles on Start setting has been added to be able to do this now. .

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to change the Show more tiles on Start setting for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Folders on Start List in Windows 10

The Start menu in Windows 10 has a Start list that you can choose which folders appear on Start in the list. You can add or remove the File Explorer, Settings, your Documents, your Downloads, your Music, your Pictures, your Videos, Network, and Personal folder to your Start list to open from your Start menu.

This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore the folders on Start list of any user account on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Measure How Many Items on Start Menu in Windows 10

Items on your Start menu are the total count of shortcuts displayed in All apps and pinned tiles combined.

All apps in the Start menu displays an alphabetical list of shortcuts to all installed Windows apps (Microsoft Store) and desktop apps on your Windows 10 PC. Some of these shortcuts are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list.

Pinned tiles are the apps, contacts (People app), folders, drives, library, network, etc… that you pinned to Start and have sized, arranged into groups, group names, and used in Live Folders as part of your Start layout.

By default, the Windows 10 Start Menu only supports showing up to 2048 items. If you have more than 2048 items, some or all items may no longer show.

This tutorial will show you how to measure how many items you have on your Start menu for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Rename Items in All Apps in Windows 10 Start Menu

All apps in the Start menu displays an alphabetical list of shortcuts to all installed Windows apps and desktop apps on your Windows 10 PC. Some of these shortcuts are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list.

This tutorial will show you how to rename items listed in All apps on the Start menu for your account, new accounts, or all accounts in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove User Program Groups from Start Menu in Windows

The Start Menu will show shortcuts of all programs (apps) listed in All Programs (Windows 7) and All Apps (Windows 10).

The Start Menu for an account will include items (ex: app shortcuts) from the following profiles:

  • New Users – This will be items from the “C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” folder that only get added for a new added account.
  • All Users – This will be items from the “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” folder that are shared by all accounts on the PC. These would be the common program groups.
  • User – This will be items from the “C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” folder that are only included for this specific user.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove items from the User profile from the Start Menu for specific or all users in Windows 7 and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu in Windows 10

All apps in the Start menu displays an alphabetical list of all your installed Windows apps and desktop apps in Windows 10. Some of these apps are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942, users can hide or show the app list (aka: “All apps”) in their Start menu.

If you like, you can enable a policy that allows you to either collapse or remove the all apps list from the Start menu.

Collapse and disable setting will not display the app list next to the pinned tiles in Start. An “All apps” button will be displayed on Start to open the all apps list. This will also disable Show app list in Start menu in Settings.

Remove and disable setting will remove the all apps list from the Start menu and full screen Start, and disable Show app list in Start menu in Settings.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the all apps list from the Start menu for specific or all users in Windows 10.

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How to Set Default Start Layout for Users in Windows 10

The layout of your Start menu includes how you resized the Start menu or full screen Start, pinned items, how the tiles of pinned items are sized, arranged into groups, group names, and used in Live Folders.

If you like, you can specify a default Start layout in Windows 10 for users and prevent them from changing it.

This tutorial will show you how to set a default Start menu layout for specific or all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Common Program Groups from Start Menu in Windows

The Start Menu will show shortcuts of all programs (apps) listed in All Programs (Windows 7), Apps screen (Windows 8), and All Apps (Windows 10).

The Start Menu for an account will include items (ex: app shortcuts) from the following profiles:

  • New Users – This will be items from the “C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” folder that only get added for a new added account.
  • All Users – This will be items from the “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” folder that are shared by all accounts on the PC. These would be the common program group.
  • User – This will be items from the “C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” folder that are only included for this specific user.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove items from the All Users profile from the Start Menu for specific or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Context Menus in the Start Menu in Windows 10

You can open a context menu in the Start Menu by right clicking or pressing and holding on an app’s tile on the Start screen or on an app listed in All Apps.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, you can prevent users from being able to open context menus in the Start Menu.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable opening context menus in the Start Menu for specific or all users in Windows 10.

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How to Change Photos app Live Tile Appearance on Start Menu in Windows 10

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

If you pin to Start the Photos app and turn on its live tile, you can change the appearance of the live tile to show recent photos or a single photo that you choose.

This tutorial will show you how to change what the Photos app live tile shows on the Start menu for your account in Windows 10.

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How to View App Permissions in Windows 10

Some apps or games in Microsoft Store are designed to take advantage of specific hardware or software capabilities on your Windows device. A photo app might need to use your phone’s camera, or a restaurant guide might use your location to recommend nearby places.

In Windows 10, you could use the Privacy page in Settings to use a list of app permissions to toggle on or off access for every app. This can be inconvenient when you only want to turn on or off permissions for a specific app instead of having to open the privacy setting for each and every permission to turn on or off access for the app.

Starting in Windows 10 build 17063, Microsoft has made it easy to view all permissions an app has asked for in one location, along with an easy way to toggle the permissions on or off for the app.

This tutorial will show you how to quickly view all app permissions for an app and turn them on or off in Windows 10.

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How to Add Data Usage Live Tile to Start in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a feature to let you view the network data usage of the PC from the last 30 days. The data usage is itemized per type of network (ex: Wi-Fi or Ethernet), and by app usage.

If you like, you could see your data usage at a glance from a data usage live tile on your Start menu.

This tutorial will show you how to add a network data usage live tile on the Start menu for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10

Live Folders allows you to group tiles on your Start screen into one or more folders on Start. You can arrange and resize tiles in a Live Folder how you want. You can also arrange, resize, and group the tile of a Live Folder how you want like any other tile on your Start screen.

Live Folders have been available since Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows 10 Mobile phones, but haven’t been available on a Windows 10 PC yet.

Starting with the leaked Windows 10 Creators Update build 14997, you can now create and use Live Folders on your Start screen on a PC.

This tutorial will show you how to create and use Live Folders on your Start screen in Windows 10.

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