The start menu tile "grid"

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by rewar, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    Right now my start menu looks like crap...I would like to know if anyone has learned how to edit the minimum "grid" size for tiles and while we are at it if anyone has found a way to get rid of the sorting titles in the all apps menu? hxxp://i.imgur.com/G9BIVuw.png
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    theirs a thread here some were of how to tweak it....if i find it ill post the link.
     
  3. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    please this is driving me insane
     
  4. raiden89

    raiden89 MDL Junior Member

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    You should considering doing a reset. The reason you have that & stuff on the left is because you upgraded from an older build that also had that stuff. If you reset, it will clean it up.
     
  5. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    I have not tried a reset so that's on my to-do list now. However mobocratic dragging the menu itself left or right resizes only in multiples of 4 large/medium tiles I'm hoping the reset also fixes this. Some people want the 4 grid I only really need/want 2 but I would settle for 3 there is just no setting I can find that changes this.
     
  6. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    would have been nice to be able to resize thoses damn icons ...
     
  7. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    I agree, the lack of settings for the start menu makes it feel unfinished and this is the supposed rtm build...
     
  8. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    #10 rewar, Jul 18, 2015
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    I'm not saying I don't believe you or anything, but what I am saying is that on my box the menu grid only resizes in multiples of 4. No amount of resizing gets me anything smaller than the pic. hxxp://rewar.imgur.com/all/ Also just out of curiosity what resolution are you running?
     
  9. sesnut

    sesnut MDL Novice

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    you don't have to reset; you can just uninstall them
     
  10. Mobocratic Asylum

    Mobocratic Asylum MDL Member

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    1680 x 1050 on Westinghouse LCM-22w3.
     
  11. pauldamo

    pauldamo MDL Senior Member

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  12. maya77

    maya77 MDL Member

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    Start in Windows 10 is awesome.

    It's easy to use, nice looking, adjustable, resizeable...

    You only need to stop being brat and be noted that clean install is always good choice.
     
  13. AtomR

    AtomR MDL Member

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    LMAO, Really? I think, you haven't used W10 as daily driver yet. Do you know, it's a pain in a$$ to scroll in alphabetical categorized 'All Apps' in Start menu. Do you know, you can't right-click a folder in 'All Apps' start menu. You can't even pin to left side of it. They ruined the start menu, when they moved from DUI to XAML. W10 build 9841 had superior start menu in terms of functionality & performance.
     
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  14. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    For all i know, there is nothing "easy" to change to get the column width one might want.

    StartMenu data is saved in %localappdata%\TileDataLayer, there is still something called DefaultLayouts.xml and LayoutModification.xml but they both don't quite work and in StartUI.dll which is loaded by ShellExperienceHost.exe has references for the start columns.
     
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    xomniversex MDL Member

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    #17 xomniversex, Jul 18, 2015
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    The XAML jumplists are also trash. If you pin 10 items in notepad and other programs I'm sure - it will no longer show any recent items in the jumplist and you can't pin any more items regardless of screen resolution. Windows 10 also doesn't honor the "Number of recent items to display" jumplist registry setting. Hard limit of 10 total for pinned and recent.

    XAML is minimalist garbage. A complete slap in the face for power users.
     
  16. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    There is nothing about XAML that's "minimalist", it's not the fault of XAML that the new jumplist is the way it is.
     
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  17. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    I remember reading that the 4 grid layout is a left over from previous builds, I'm just curious as to why MS hasn't figured out how to fix or implement a way to edit this so called grid. Some people prefer the 3 grid layout, others want to go back to the 4 grid, I would be immensely satisfied with just 2. The clutter in the all apps menu is a problem to begin with, I cannot even begin to perceive how MS thought adding needless entries would make this better. There's nothing bratty about wanting more customization, specially when previous builds had a start menu that worked great, nothing tells you more as a company that you have a problem more than having to install a 3rd party app (ClassicShell user since win7) to replace a major feature, that replaces a failed feature(win8 startscreen). This is like some new kind of wtf-ing around on MS's behalf. I also don't understand the lack of settings, there's nothing except accent colors and being able to resize within certain constraints. Maybe ClassicShell can come up with a cleaner win10 version of the start menu, I really wanted to try tiles out but to be able to do that you have to sacrifice so much functionality if you go the MS route.
     
  18. rewar

    rewar MDL Novice

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    I created a new local account, that seems to solve the problem of having a 4 tile min grid. Now on to the next problem finding out how to get rid of the annoying sorting entries in the all apps menu.