How to add more pins in Windows 11’s Start menu

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We’re pretty sure you already heard about the changes that the Redmond-based tech company is going to implement for the new operating system’s Start menu and taskbar.

Based on community feedback, Microsoft added another way to customize what you get to see in the Start menu, but it’s still an experimental feature so don’t expect to have it yet.

As a matter of fact, only a limited number of Dev Channel Insiders can test the upcoming change, but it will eventually roll out to more people as time goes by.

How can I show more pins on the Start menu?

So, on the off chance you aren’t already using one of the third-party apps that permit customization options for the Start menu in Windows 11, you will are surely eagerly waiting for this change.

But don’t go thinking that you’ll be able to anchor the Start menu wherever you please on your desktop. In fact, the only new addition is the fact that you’ll be able to control more of the content in it.

To be more specific, you can tweak the flow of pins or recommendations that get displayed on the menu itself. And switching between the two is quite easy, as we’re about to show you.

According to Microsoft, we can right-click on Start to quickly access Start settings and choose the More pins or More recommendations layout option to show an extra row of either pins or recommendations, respectively.

Adding more pins

  1. Right-click the Start menu and select Start settings.
  2. Tick the box next to the More pins option.more pins

Adding more recommendations

  1. Right-click the Start menu and select Start settings.
  2. Tick the box next to the More recommendations option.more recommendations

However, if you don’t want more of one or the other, you can just revert that option to Default, which means that there will be a balanced number of the two.

In order to set your Start menu not to favor any of them, you do exactly the same, as follows:

  1. Right-click the Start menu and select Start settings.
  2. Tick the box next to the Default option.default

That’s pretty much it! A simple process with a useful outcome. Surely many will already be waiting for this new feature, but Windows 11 users won’t be so easily satisfied.

The community wants to see the good old days of multiple functionalities restored to the taskbar as well. But seeing how Microsoft is doing more and more based on feedback, that could pretty much still happen soon.

We’re eager to see what new ideas Redmond developers will come with and will closely follow the evolution of the new OS, keeping informed as we go.

Excited about the new changes being tested by Dev Channel Insiders? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.

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