Chapter 2

Personalizing the Start Menu

In This Chapter

arrow Stop worrying and start loving the Start menu’s tiles

arrow Making the Start menu yours

arrow Changing tiles on the Start menu

arrow Behind the scenes with Tiled Snap

If you’re an experienced Windows user, chances are good that the first time you saw the Windows 8 Start screen, you wondered who put an iPad on it. However, if you’re an experienced iPad user, chances are good that the first time you worked with the Win8 Start screen, you went screaming for your iPad.

Windows 10 has, I’m convinced, improved upon the Windows 8 experience greatly. If you have a mouse, the Windows 10 Start menu — the screen that almost everybody sees when they click the Start button, and the screen you’ll come back to over and over again — defines and anchors Windows. Like it or not. See Figure 2-1.


Figure 2-1: This is the “normal” mouse-and-keyboard version of the Start menu, as seen on a Surface Pro 3.

If you don’t have a mouse — if your machine is touch-only, and ...

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