How to set the Start Menu to take the whole screen in Windows 10

Whether it’s Windows 10, Windows 7 or any other older version of Windows, users loved and still love the Start Menu . However, people who liked Windows 8.1 better, preferred the way the Start screen looked and worked, a Start screen which is (or was) arguably a better version of the classic Start Menu . Nowadays, Microsoft listened to the overwhelming majority and decided to reintroduce the Start Menu in Windows 10. But, unlike in the old times, Windows 10 lets you choose whether you like working with a classic looking Start Menu , or you prefer to have your Start Menu displayed in fullscreen, similarly to the Start screen from Windows 8.1. Here’s how to set the Start Menu from Windows 10 to take the whole screen.

How to set the Start Menu to take the whole screen

If you want to set the Start Menu to take the whole screen, first open the Settings app. A fast way to do it is to click or tap on the Settings button from the bottom left area of the Start Menu .

Then click or tap on the Personalization button.

On the left of the window, click or tap on Start .

Now, on the right side of the window, look for a switch called simply “Use Start full screen” .

The “Use Start full screen” switch is set to Off by default but, if you want to see your Start Menu on the whole desktop, turn it On .

That's all! From now on, whenever you’ll press the Start button, you’ll no longer see the usual, classic looking Start Menu . Instead, it will be replaced with something similar to the Start screen you may have gotten used to in Windows 8.1.


As you can see, Windows 10 allows you to change the Start Menu into a Start screen, and all it takes are a couple of clicks or taps here and there . That means that you can enjoy Windows 10 while at the same time use the Start interface that you loved i n Windows 8.1 . In addition, this option helps a lot if you have a touchscreen device. If you have any suggestions, questions or problems, do not hesitate to leave a comment in the section below.