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Your apps and programs—right at your fingertips


Open File Explorer, Settings, and other apps you use often from the left side of the Start menu. Scroll down the app list to see all apps and programs alphabetically, from A to Xbox.

Callout for menu, Accounts, File Explorer, Settings, and Power icons.


  1. Menu (expands to show names for all menu items)

  2. Account

  3. File Explorer

  4. Settings

  5. Power


You have the power


Lock or sign out of your PC, switch to another account, or change your account picture by selecting your picture (or the Accounts icon, if you haven't added a personal picture) on the left of the Start menu.

Image of the menu that appears when you select your account picture


When you're ready to step away for a while, the power button  is always available at the bottom of the Start menu to make your PC sleep, restart, or shut down completely.

To make other changes to how the Start menu looks, select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Personalization  > Start  to change which apps and folders appear in the Start menu.


Start menu settings

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