The new Start menu in Windows 11 looks very similar to the Start menu originally developed for Windows 10X. As you might have noticed by now, the Windows 11 Start menu replaces live tiles for app icons.
The Start menu displays a search bar at the top; pinned apps appear right below the search bar. At the bottom, the recommended section shows newly installed apps and recently opened files.
Although the Start menu looks much better than the one in the previous Windows version, it lacks a few features. One of them is the ability to resize it.
Many users who have upgraded to Windows 11 are now curious if it’s possible to make the Start menu full screen just like in Windows 11.
Full-screen Start menu in Windows 11?
The answer is no. For reasons best known to Microsoft, the Windows 11 Start menu does not allow you to resize it. That is, you cannot resize the Start menu in Windows 11. Unlike in Windows 10, you cannot drag the edges of the Start menu to resize it as per your desire.
In the early builds of Windows 11, it was possible to restore the Windows 10 style Start menu with a minor registry edit, but it is no longer possible. So, we can conclude that there is no way out there to resize the Start menu in Windows 11.
If you do not like Windows 11’s Start menu, we suggest you downgrade to Windows 10. As you might know, Windows 10 will continue to receive updates, and Microsoft will support it until 2024.
Well same here
I am so mad that Microsoft has removed the Windows 10 start menu in Windows 11.
After I upgraded to 11 and discovered this, I immediately went back to 10.
I just don’t get it…!! The Start menu was one of the best things about Windows 10
I loved the full screen size start menu of windows10.
And now I hate this limiting menu of windows 11.
Whats the meaning os an operating system with less customizations of before?
Microsoft please listen to your customers.
I have to agree with Linda. The full screen menu on a Windows 10 (or 8.1) device is great.
I Upgraded my Win10 to 11, and removed it less than 10 minutes later simply due to the removal of this feature. Why would I rob myself of a timesaving full screen menu and replace it with the restricted rubbish of Win11.
Microsoft needs to learn from its past mistakes with 8 and the initial exclusion of tablet mode from 10. Some of us want (and need) a full screen menu.
Linda Nelson says
I would think that each new version of Windows would be better. I personally think that not being able to open Windows 11 to a full screen is a huge FAIL. You can quote me on that.