[Tip] Hide or Remove All Apps List in Windows 10 Start Menu

In older Windows 10 versions such as November Update, the All Apps list in Start Menu was hidden by default and users could show the apps list by clicking on All Apps link in Start Menu. With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft changed this behavior and All Apps list was always visible in Start Menu. There was no way to hide/collapse the apps list in Start Menu. Many Windows 10 users requested Microsoft to provide an option to show/hide All Apps list in Start Menu.

Now in newer Windows 10 versions such as Creators Update, Microsoft has added a new option in Start Menu settings to hide or remove All Apps list.

If you are also using new Windows 10 version, you can hide All Apps list in Start Menu using following simple steps.

Following is the screenshot of default Windows 10 Start Menu showing All Apps list along with live tiles:


To hide All Apps list, do as following:

1. Open Settings app from Start Menu or by pressing WIN+I keys together.

2. Now go to Personalization section and click on Start tab present in left-sidebar.

PS: Alternatively, You can directly launch this page using "ms-settings:personalization-start" command in RUN dialog box as mentioned here.

3. Now in right-side pane, set the "Show app list in Start menu" option to Off.


That's it. Now click on Start Menu and you'll see only live tiles section in Start Menu. The All Apps list will no longer be visible in Start Menu as shown in following screenshot:


Don't worry! You can still access All Apps list by clicking on the All Apps icon given in the tiny vertical bar (top-left corner) in Start Menu. Once you click on it, Start Menu will show All Apps list and will hide live tiles area.


You can again click on Pinned Tiles icon present in the vertical bar to access live tiles area. So you can toggle between pinned tiles and all apps list using these 2 icons.

Its a nice feature addition to Start Menu and many Windows 10 users will like the feature.


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