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How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10?

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  • How do I get to the Start screen in Windows 10?
  • How do I enable the Start menu in Windows 10?
  • How to switch between the Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10?
  • How do I open the Start screen in Windows 10?
  • How do I restore the Start menu in Windows 10?

Answer:

Microsoft had first introduced the Start Screen in Windows 8 in 2012. It was a new approach to interfacing with Windows. Before introducing the Start Screen in Windows 8, Microsoft used a conventional Start menu button in their Windows. After the release of Windows 8, some people find it uneasy as compared to the prior Windows model. So, Microsoft has reintroduced the familiar Start menu experience, now called Start in Windows 10 model. It was introduced to provide the best features of both Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems and also to please the users of both Windows.

In Windows 10, you can choose whether the Start menu or Start screen should be the default option in your system. If you are using Windows 10 on a laptop or PC, the Start menu will be turned on by default, and if you are using Windows 10 on a tablet or a pure touch-screen device, the Start screen will be turned on by default.

In this article, you can see how to use the Start Screen in Windows 10 and switch between them. If you have enjoyed the use of Start Screen in Windows 8 and want to use it in Windows 10, you should proceed further.

How to Enable Start Screen

If your PC has Start menu as the default option, follow the steps given below to change it to Start Screen:

  • Click on the Start menu and click on the Setting/gear icon option to open the Windows setting. See the below image.
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10
  • After clicking on the Setting option, a new window will appear. Click on the "Personalization" option.
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10
  • After clicking on the Personalization option, a new window will appear. Click on the "Start" option on the left-hand side of the window. See the below image:
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10
  • After clicking on the Start option, see in the right pane of the screen. You see a toggle switch button under the option "Use Start full screen" that is currently turned off.
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10
  • Now, click on the button to set it Turn On. It will turn blue when you click it. See the below image:
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10
  • Now, click on the Start button of your PC, and you will see that the window is changed in Start Screen form.
  • In this mode, you will see the immediate difference that the Taskbar is always on screen.
  • In the Start Screen mode, applications are not hosted on the Taskbar. Click on the Taskview icon next to the Cortana Search bar to see your running programs.
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10
  • Your PC is changed in Start Screen form, and you can use it as Windows 8. You can change it in Start Menu form again if you find it annoying.
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10

How to Restore Start Menu form again

Follow the steps given below to change the Start Screen form into Start Menu form again. You have to do it opposite:

  • Repeat the above three steps as it is. Click on the Start menu and click on the Setting/gear icon option to open the Windows setting.
  • After clicking on the Setting option, a new window will appear. Click on the "Personalization" option.
  • After clicking on the Personalization option, a new window will appear. Click on the "Start" option on the left-hand side of the window.
  • After clicking on the Start option, see in the right pane of the screen. You see a toggle switch button under the option "Use Start full screen" currently turned on. Now, you have to turn it off.
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10
  • After turning off the toggle button, you will see that the window is changed in Start Menu form again.
How to enable the Start screen in Windows 10




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