In Windows 10, the Start Menu made a comeback and, just like in Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows, you can use it to arrange apps and shortcuts the way you like to, so that you can quickly access the ones you use the most. In this article we're going to show you how to resize app tiles and shortcuts from the Start Menu and what each size means. Let’s get started:
NOTE: The screenshots used in this article are from Windows 10 with Anniversary Update. Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available for free, to all Windows 10 users, as of August 2nd, 2016.
How to resize Start Menu app tiles
Once you launch the Start Menu , you can see various app tiles with different sizes.
Should you want to change the size of any of the app tiles , simply right click or tap and hold the tile that you want to resize, go to Resize and choose the size that you want.
You can select multiple app tile sizes:
- Small - app tiles set to this size only display the app's icon. You won't see much besides this.
- Medium - app tiles set to this size display a short summary of the app's status. For instance you can see the temperature or upcoming events.
- Wide - wide tiles take up more space than the medium ones but show similar information.
- Large - the biggest size you can set for app tiles. Large tiles are square shaped and show the maximum amount of information available, such as the weather forecast for the next week.
That's it in terms of resizing app tiles. Quite simple, wouldn't you say?
How to resize Start Menu shortcuts in Windows 10
What you need to keep in mind is that app tiles usually offer more sizes than shortcuts. If you set multiple shortcuts on your Start Menu and they lead either to desktop applications or folders, you'll only have two available sizes: Small and Medium.
To resize shortcuts just go through the same process as before. Right click or tap and hold the shortcut you want to resize and select one of the available sizes.
Windows 10 offers a slightly larger number of Start Menu customization options than Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 did. Now that you know how easy it is to resize app tiles and shortcuts, you should have no problem arranging the Start Menu just the way you like it. If you've got any questions on this matter, don't hesitate to ask via the comments form below, and we'll do our best to help you.