The Start Screen (tablet mode) and Start Menu (desktop mode)

A version of the Start button and menu from previous versions of Windows has been brought back for Windows 10 in desktop mode.  The live tiles on the Start screen in tablet mode behave in the same way as the live tiles on the Start menu in Desktop mode.

Live tiles are more than just icons that launch applications.  Many tiles will show notifications; so, for example, the Mail tile will show how many unread items you have in your inbox, the Weather tile will show today‚Äôs weather, and the News tile will show you news headlines.

  • Tablet mode: Return to the Start screen by tapping the  Start button
  • Desktop mode: Show the Start menu by moving the mouse pointer to the lower left corner and clicking on the  Start button. Click the Start button again to collapse the Start menu.
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