- Microsoft has disabled the resizable feature of the Start menu that we loved. We've got a fix to change the size of the Start menu in Windows 10 in just a few minutes.
- For this, you will have to do some Registry modifications. As a safety precaution, first, backup all your files and folders that you may need in case you get potential errors in the system.
- We wrote many articles about the Start Menu, so if you need some guides or fixes check out our Start Menu Troubleshooting section.
- Usually, when you've got a question, we've got an answer for you. That's what our How To Hub is for.
How do I resize my Start Menu in Windows 10?
Seems that with the new update of Windows 10, Microsoft has disabled the resizable feature of the Start menu most users loved about the Windows operating systems.
Well, I am here to tell you that there is a very easy tweak in the system and you can fix the Start menu resizable feature in Windows 10 in just five minutes of your time.
For this solution regarding the resize feature for the Start menu in Windows 10, you will have to do some Registry modifications.
As a safety precaution, it is always a good idea to backup all your files and folders that you may need in case you get potential errors in the system.
Also, for these changes to the registry editor, you will need to log in with your administrator account in order to be able to add a new DWORD to the system.
How can I change the size of the Windows 10 Start menu?
1. Tweak your Registry
- Press and hold the buttons Windows and R.
- You should have the Run window in front of you.
- Write in the run dialog box the following: regedit without the quotes.
- Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
- The Registry Editor window should be on the screen.
- On the left side panel left click to open the HKCU folder.
- In the HKCU folder left click to open the Software folder.
- In the Software folder left click on the Microsoft folder to open it.
- In the Microsoft folder left click on the Windows folder to expand it.
- In the Windows folder search for the CurrentVersion folder and open it.
- From the CurrentVersion folder open the Explorer folder.
- Now within the Explorer folder search for the Advanced folder and open it.
- On the right side panel right-click on an open space.
- Left-click or tap on the New feature.
- Now from the sub-menu left click or tap on the DWORD (32-bit) Value
- Name the DWORD as follows: EnableXamlStartMenu without the quotes.
- Set the value for this DWORD to 0.
- Close the Registry Editor Windows.
- Reboot your Windows 10 computer
- After the device starts check to see if your resizable Start menu is there.
2. Use the double-sided arrow
Now that Windows 10 allows you to resize your Start Menu, all you need to do is hover over the Start Menu borders with your mouse pointer until the double-sided arrow appears.
When it does, click on the Start menu and drag the arrow to resize it.
That’s all you have to do and bring back your resizable Start menu in Windows 10.
If you encountered any issues along the way in this tutorial, you can post a comment in the section below and I will help you as soon as possible.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.