How to bring back the old resizable Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Dave45, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Dave45

    Dave45 MDL Senior Member

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    1. ​Right click on the Start Button and select "Run"
    2. Type "regedit"
    3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>Advance
    4. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value, call it "EnableXamlStartMenu"
    5. Restart Explorer


    just done it on mine as i perfer that start menu to new one
     
  2. kosta20071

    kosta20071 MDL Senior Member

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    I also prefer that start menu. The "new" one is the same as using windows 8-8.1 except it not being full screen size.
    Its great we have this registry tweak.
     
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  3. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    Does this bring back the pre-9926 XAML Start Menu (the one that was in-use by-default on previous builds)? And does it allow you to switch back to the Start Screen? Does it bring back Charms? And for anyone who would be willing to try; does this Start Menu function with EnableLua=0 (UAC disabled)?

    (not on 9926 atm to verify)
     
  4. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    Thanks for this! The new start menu is just... ugly.
     
  5. Dave45

    Dave45 MDL Senior Member

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    no don't bring back the charms yes it the older resizable start menu you bring back from previous builds
     
  6. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    Yes.

    No.

    No.
     
  7. Dave45

    Dave45 MDL Senior Member

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    it does allow to bring back start screen in properties on task bar start menu tag
     
  8. Dave45

    Dave45 MDL Senior Member

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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=33273&stc=1
     

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  9. Samlappy

    Samlappy MDL Addicted

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    Everyone! Report in the feedback app that we prefer the old resizable start menu! Is there a regedit file that can do it automatically? Everyone can simple just run the file and it will do it for them.
     
  10. TheSubaru2012

    TheSubaru2012 MDL Senior Member

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    Can we move here please

    No need to create a new thread for a feature we find :evil:
     
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  11. kosta20071

    kosta20071 MDL Senior Member

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    It would be great if the first page of the thread is updated with important findings like this one.
    Its impossible to follow so many posts . Like the issue with installing framework 4.5 on previous release, which been asked million times how to get it installed.
     
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  12. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    It's special feature. not regular. I missed to start screen before I saw this registry (In the big thread).
     
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  14. sXpTv

    sXpTv MDL Member

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    thank you so much :) I totally hate the new Modern UI startmenu. Now i can run the magic powershell cmd to remove all apps.
     
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    Barnett MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much.:biggrin:
     
  16. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    I wouldn't have seen this method or known about the feature if it wasn't for this thread, and probably wouldn't have known about it until someone randomly mentioned it in that mega thread at some point.
     
  17. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    #17 Espionage724, Jan 24, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015
    ... Did you respond without even checking? I can switch to the Start Screen without issue after doing the above registry entry.

    Also, it works fine wine with UAC disabled like in previous builds :)
     
  18. Cali4niaWK

    Cali4niaWK MDL Junior Member

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    I sent feedback on it, Just when I was actually getting to like the Start menu in prior builds, they ruined this one. WAY too radicle of a change and WAY too similar to Win 8. :mad:
     
  19. OSMAN

    OSMAN MDL Senior Member

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    If you do this then everything just breaks, no notifications work.
     
  20. bjf2000

    bjf2000 MDL Addicted

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    They still work here. What else breaks for you? Maybe you need a reboot.