If you’ve recently made the switch to Windows 10 or 11, as many people recently did to get in on the last wave of free upgrades, users are likely to notice a difference in user interface and functionality from Windows 7. To make the transition a bit smoother, here are a few tips for managing list settings within the Start menu to better mimic Windows 7.
The first thing to note is that both Windows 10 & 11 can display, as Windows 7 did, a list of recently opened apps or files but the approach is slightly different. To view the list, click an app’s icon in the All Apps list in the Start menu, or right-click the icon for an open app in the Windows taskbar. These actions will also display “jump lists” of the most common tasks within specific apps. Keep in mind that Windows 11 may look a little different, but the instructions remain the same.
If you right-click on a tile in the Start menu, you will also see a list of frequently visited websites and a Task list. The other handy option here is a menu for resizing the selected tile. You can, of course, simply pin your most used or recent apps as tiles in the Start menu, but they will appear in the Most Used lists at the top of the Start menu.