How To Resize Start Menu Tiles

Dear Computer Lady,

I am a long-time reader of your wonderful newsletter, which continues to give me absolutely great info. 

My question is about Windows 10:

I have pinned many programs to my start menu in the tile section, but there are too many items and they won’t all display because there’s no room, so I need to get smaller icons just for the start menu tiles. 

Is it possible to decrease the size of the menu icons only? I do not want to change the size of the desktop icons.


Dear Marge,

Yes, you can change the size of the start menu tile icons without decreasing the desktop icons.

Here is how:

1. Click on the start button.
2. Right-click on any tile in the start menu.
3. Point to “Resize” in the context menu.
4. Click to select the desired size.

Once you have changed the size of the tiles on your start menu, you can drag them to organize them into different groups, and you can even organize them into folders like you do on a phone. Just drag one tile over another tile to create a folder that contains both, then drag additional tiles over the folder to add them.



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