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How to add more tiles to Windows 10’s Start Menu

by AshwinNovember 19, 2015

Windows 10’s Start Menu is one of the key highlights of the operating system, and yet it is not up to the liking of many users, especially those who upgraded from Windows 7.

Windows 10 Start Menu Tiles

But for the people who like it, here is a bit of good news.

The recently launched Threshold 2 update, Windows 10 Build 10586 adds a pretty slick feature, which allows you to get more out of the Start Menu. The feature I am talking about. is the ability to add more tiles in the Start Menu.

Microsoft had originally enabled this option, in Windows 10 Build 10547 Preview, which it released back in September. It allows the user to have 4 columns of tiles in the Start Menu. Prior to this, the available option was just 3. So no matter, how may groups of tiles you had, they were all limited to 3 columns.

Now however you can have groups of tiles with 4 columns. But this option is not enabled by default, as this is more useful to tablets users, or those with a touchscreen device. It is very easy to enable the option.

How to add more tiles to Windows 10’s Start Menu

1. Click on the Start Button, and select the Settings App

2. Click on the Personalization tab

3. Select the “Start” option, in the left panel of the tab.

4. The very first option here, is “Show more tiles”, click on the toggle button to enable it.

Windows 10 Start Menu More Tiles enable

The change is instantaneous and you don’t even have to reboot the computer or logoff or restart Explorer. You will be able to see a sample preview of the option, in the Personalization tab.

Now that you have enabled the feature, it is time to put it into action. Go ahead and click on the Start menu. You will see that your tiles are still in the old arrangement. Oh and make sure, you select the Medium tile size.

Drag any tile and add it to an existing group. You will now be able to add a tile to make up the 4th column. Add two more tiles below each other to make up a 5th and 6th row, if you want to.

Windows 10 Start Menu More Tiles

If you find the new tile arrangement is not your cup of tea, simply repeat the steps given above to disable the option. This will revert to the old tile arrangement, and any group with more than 3 by 3 tiles, will be spit and rearranged to make new groups.

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