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Add ‘Toggle Start Menu/Screen’ to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 with the Start screen from Windows 8 merged together as one.

Normally you would be able to check or uncheck to the Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen box in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties to toggle using them, but that method requires you to sign out and sign in to Windows 10 to apply.

This tutorial will show you how to add “Toggle Start Menu/Screen” to the desktop context menu of all users to either use the Start Menu or Start Screen instantly in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Folders on Start List in Windows 10

The Start menu in Windows 10 has a Start list section where you can pin and unpin Control Panel, Default Programs, Devices, Documents, Downloads, Help, Homegroup, Music, Network, PC Settings, Personal Folder, Pictures, This PC, and Videos as links on the Start list for easy access.

Some of these links will display an expandable menu caret for items you recently opened with the link.

This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin links on the Start list in the Start menu for your user account in Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Start Menu AutoCascade of Submenus in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to automatically open submenus in the Start menu when you pause on them with the mouse pointer for only your user account in Windows 10.

When turned off, you would need to click/tap on the submenu expansion arrow (caret) of a pinned item on the Start list to toggle it to expand open and close.

When turned on, you can pause the mouse pointer over a pinned item on the Start list that has a submenu to have it expand open. You can still also click/tap on a submenu expansion arrow to toggle it to expand open and close.

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How to Open Context Menu and Options Bar on Start Screen in Windows 8.1

The context menu or options bar for an app on the Start screen allows you to be able to Pin to Start, Unpin from Start, Pin to Taskbar, Unpin from Taskbar, Uninstall app, Resize tile on Start, or Turn live tile on/off on Start.

This tutorial will show you how to open the context menu or options bar for apps on the Start screen in both Start and Apps view in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update.

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