Want more things on your Windows 11 Start menu? Then try these tricks to get even more out of it.
Pinning items to the Start Menu on Windows 11 is a great way to keep your apps and programs within reach if you don’t want them cluttering the Taskbar or desktop. But if you find yourself running out of space to pin them, you can make it so that the Start Menu shows more pinned items.
Here’s how to display more pinned items on the Windows 11 Start Menu.
Before you proceed, make sure you’ve updated Windows 11 to the latest version. Then, you can use the Settings apps or the Registry Editor to show more apps and programs in the Windows 11 Start Menu
Using the Settings App
Displaying more items on the Start Menu in the settings is the easiest way of doing it. To do that, follow the steps below:
- Press Win + I to open the Settings app.
- Click Personalization on the left side menu, and then click Start on the right.
- At the top, you’ll see the Layout heading, and you should tick the More pins radio button.
If you want to return the number of pinned items on the Start Menu to the default setting, follow steps 1 and 2 and tick the Default radio button instead.
Using the Registry Editor
Before you start using the Registry Editor, we highly recommend that you read our guides on backing up the Windows Registry or creating a system restore on Windows 11. It’s always a good idea to have a way to restore the registry in case something goes wrong.
Afterward, you can add more apps and programs to the Windows Start Menu by following the steps below.
- Press Win + R, enter regedit in Windows Run’s dialog box, and hit the Enter key. When you see the UAC prompt, click Yes to open the Registry Editor.
- Copy and paste the below path into the Registry Editor’s address bar and hit the Enter key:
- In the right panel, double-click the Start_Layout value to edit it.
- Change Value data to 1 to add more pins to the Start Menu.
- Restart your Windows 11 PC.
If you ever want to return the default layout for the pinned items on the Start Menu, just change Value data of the Start_Layout value back to 0 in the Registry Editor.
Expand Your Taskbar by Displaying More Items
If you find that the Start Menu isn’t showing enough pinned items, you can simply reveal more of them using the Settings app or Registry Editor. That way, you will have more of your favorite apps and programs within reach when you click Start.
If you decide to use Registry Editor to tweak the registry, however, be sure to create some sort of backup beforehand.