[Guide] Enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10

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The Windows 8 Start Menu has raised a lot of voices, especially from those that have been used to the old Start Menu. It’s safe to say that Microsoft wanted to make a desktop-mobile hybrid OS and failed miserably, considering most of us are still using Windows on desktop PCs and laptops, meaning there is little to no use for touch-friendly features. If you’re taking the other side and you actually loved Windows 8’s Start Menu style, you should know it is possible to enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10.

The full screen Start Menu is a bit different in Windows 10, yet pretty close to the one available in Windows 8. The tiles are large and extremely easy to use on a touch-enabled device, although this feature is not active by default (we all know why, right?).

How to enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10

Nevertheless, you can easily enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10, so follow along and you will be able to enjoy it shortly.

enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10

Click on the Start button and select Settings. Click on Personalization.

enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10

Now, select Start in the left sidebar menu.

enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10

Scroll down a bit until you see the ‘Use Start full screen’ option and toggle it on. The next time you open the Start Menu it will be in full screen and as you can see, it looks a lot like the one in Windows 8.

Of course,  if you like the condensed Start Menu better, be sure to keep that option disabled. And if you’re not sure which one you would prefer, just try both options, as it is very easy to enable/disable Start Menu full screen in Windows 10. All you need to do is return to this settings panel and use the dedicated switch to toggle the full screen Start Menu on and off.

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