Contact us today!
(518) 203-2110

Evolve IT

Evolve IT has been serving the Saratoga Springs area since 1995, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: If You Prefer Windows 8’s Start Menu, You’re In Luck!

Tip of the Week: If You Prefer Windows 8’s Start Menu, You’re In Luck!

When Windows 8 launched, users of the operating system were all up in arms because they deviated from the Start menu that we know and love, in favor of a tiled menu screen. While many people went out and found the extension that turned tiles into the classic Start menu, others got used to working with the tile menu. With the release of Windows 10, the Start menu was back as the primary interface. If you’re one of those who adapted and enjoyed the tile menu of Windows 8, we’ve got good news: The tile menu is available on Windows 10!

To begin, access your PC settings in one of a couple of ways. The first method is to access the Start menu and select Settings. It’s the icon that looks like a gear - second from the bottom on the list of icons above the Start menu. Also, you can just press Windows key and the I key for a keyboard shortcut. Next, you’ll want to access Personalize > Start. Then scroll down until you see the option ‘Use Start full screen’. Click that to ‘On’.

Okay, so it might not be exactly the same as the Windows 8 home screen but it does have many similar features and functions. There is access to your favorite applications and new menus. Also, for those who have tablets that run the Windows 10 OS, tiles can be a bit easier to handle when reduced in size. To change the size of the Start menu without going to the full size, open your Start menu and click on the edge. Click and drag your Start menu’s edge to resize the menu and add or subtract new tiles according to your own preferences.

Especially when your business relies on computers for daily operations, customizing them to your preferences can boost productivity, not to mention make your work day a bit more pleasant. Which version of Windows does your business use? Are you a fan of the traditional Start menu? Or do you like the newer tile form? Let us know!


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, 23 November 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Blog Archive

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up!

Free Consultation

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Internet Best Practices Cloud Hackers Privacy Email Business Productivity Malware Software Business Computing User Tips Efficiency Workplace Tips Google Computer Hosted Solutions Microsoft Upgrade Windows 10 IT Support Mobile Devices Innovation Smartphone Hardware Office Network Security Ransomware Gmail Microsoft Office Operating System Backup Apps Business Continuity The Internet of Things Social Media Disaster Recovery Communication Hacking Bandwidth WiFi Facebook Managed Service Provider Quick Tips Outlook Firewall Wireless Technology Android Content Filtering Apple Cybercrime Website Best Practice Alert Networking Employer-Employee Relationship Data storage History Data Two-factor Authentication Windows Experience Small Business Phishing App Smartphones Mobile Computing Mobile Device Management Big Data Money communications Network Safety Unified Threat Management Google Wallet Spam Information Technology Managed IT services Running Cable Government Windows 8 Augmented Reality Internet of Things Keyboard User IT Services Hosted Solution Search Windows XP Artificial Intelligence Bluetooth Hard Drives Documents Tech Support Remote Computing Compliance Shortcut Drones DDoS Automation Social Memory Heating/Cooling Word Printer Browser Wireless Virtual Desktop Deep Learning Unified Communications BDR Securty Business Management Document Management Encryption Competition VoIP Law Enforcement SaaS Vendor Management Presentation Entrepreneur Proactive IT Domains Cortana Network Congestion Monitors Save Money Hacker Music Application Displays Cryptocurrency Customer Service Laptop IBM Education End of Support Google Docs Cleaning Holiday Router Processors Black Market Office 365 YouTube LiFi Writing Staffing Office Tips BYOD Analytics Downtime Saving Money Help Desk intranet Passwords Lithium-ion battery Streaming Media Visible Light Communication Disaster Micrsooft Social Networking Business Growth Data Management Advertising Retail Public Speaking Recovery Robot Society IP Address Sports Virtualization