Solved How do I move my Apps from centre of screen to left edge.

October 31, 2017 at 09:40:08
Specs: Windows 10
How do I move my App-Icons from centre of the screen into one(1) column to the left edge above the Start ? Or do I have to move them to Start, I assume NOT. They were there but accidentally somehow I move them in the centre. I'm using Windows 10, Version 1709.

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November 2, 2017 at 10:51:48
Vter,

My Windows 10 computer doesn't have any updates that weren't
already installed when I bought it new almost a year ago, so
I'm not the best person to try to help. You have a recent
update, the "Fall Creators Update". The layout of the Start
Menu has been changed at least three times since the version
I have. You might not be able to get the layout you want
without uninstalling the update. But there are programs to
make the Windows 10 Start Menu look like it was in Windows 7,
so there might be programs to get it the way you want.

Not knowing what is in the newer versions, the first thing I
would do is check the Personalization window in Settings to
see if any new settings for the Start Menu have been added.
My version has 6 on/off settings relating to the Start Menu,
plus 10 more that specify which standard folders to show.
Nothing that does what you want, though.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
October 31, 2017 at 10:18:08
Hover your mouse over the icon, hold down the left mouse button and drag it to the position you want them in. If you want to do multiple icons, hold down the CTRL key and click on each one, then hold down the left mouse button and drag them to the position you want.

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#2
October 31, 2017 at 11:23:56
Thanks, but I have laptop with touchpad and it does not work either way. Any other suggestion please? In fact, I have to return them back under "All Apps".

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#3
October 31, 2017 at 14:45:15
Right click on the desktop and go to View, Auto Arrange Icons. What do you mean you have to return them back under All Apps?

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#4
November 1, 2017 at 10:49:57
Sorry, tried to use your latest solution but in this latest Version (1709) it did not worked. Maybe I should have used word "stacked up" along the left edge of the screen.
Thank you for your troubles so far. This Version of Windows is not really friendly, many don't like it including myself. Lets try again.

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#5
November 1, 2017 at 14:02:32
I have a couple of laptops running Windows 10 and all those suggestions I gave you worked fine on them, I'm not sure why it's not working for you.

What happened when you tried my last suggestion?


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#6
November 1, 2017 at 19:27:29
Vter,

Please describe exactly where the icons were located before
they were accidentally moved.

My guess is that you want icons arranged on the Start Menu
something like how they were in Windows 98, or something
like how they were in Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

In Windows 10, the Start Menu has three areas for app icons.
The area on the right has big tiles, introduced in Windows 8.
I take it that you don't want those, and are trying to move
them somewhere else. But I'm confused by your assertion
that they were previously on the left and accidentally got
moved to the center. Windows 10 puts something like 20
tiles in this area by default.

At the bottom-left of the Start Menu I have four links. The
bottom one is the "All apps" link, which brings up the long
vertical list of all apps in alphabetical order that can be
scrolled through. Icons are usually put there when new
software is installed, unless you tell the installer not to.

Some programs probably also get tiles on the right side of
the Start Menu when they are installed. I have several tiles
for programs I installed, but I don't remember whether they
were placed there by the installer or if I put them there.

Finally, at the top-left of the Start Menu is a short list of
"Most used" apps. Windows puts them there automatically
when you use apps that are not in tiles on the right side.
I can move those icons or tell Windows to not show them.
I don't see a way to selectively add icons to this list. The
length of this list appears to be limited.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#7
November 2, 2017 at 02:22:45
Yes Jeff, you are so right, talking about the four links at the bottom left. The one I needed help with is the “All Apps” link. That link is there but now being at the top left side of the screen (previously was like you say first above the Start). Clicking on this link now brings “All Apps” in two columns alphabetically along the middle of the screen, unlike before in one column vertically along the edge of the screen. Very first, when I upgraded Windows 10 to this new Version 1709 they appeared so (like in previous Version), vertically, alphabetically along the edge above the Start. But now somehow either by some of my moves or by their own accord they moved where they are now. There is no big deal in it but rather I like to see them where they were. Can they and how be mowed like before, above the Start, that’s all please?
My credit to the previous guy too (THX 1138). He endeavored to help but by my unclear question and expositions, I suppose we were a bit on different waves.
Thank you Jeff, perhaps your answer to the last question above will resolve the issue.
(We have the time difference here, we are about 5 hours ahead).
Regards, Vilko.

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#8
November 2, 2017 at 10:25:53
To: THX 1138
I wish to thank you very much for your effort trying to help me to sort out the things with the Apps, like I said to Jeff, the fault was mine, perhaps unclear question with insufficient description of what I wanted.
Once again, a big thanks for your participation.
Regards, Vulko

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November 2, 2017 at 10:51:48
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Vter,

My Windows 10 computer doesn't have any updates that weren't
already installed when I bought it new almost a year ago, so
I'm not the best person to try to help. You have a recent
update, the "Fall Creators Update". The layout of the Start
Menu has been changed at least three times since the version
I have. You might not be able to get the layout you want
without uninstalling the update. But there are programs to
make the Windows 10 Start Menu look like it was in Windows 7,
so there might be programs to get it the way you want.

Not knowing what is in the newer versions, the first thing I
would do is check the Personalization window in Settings to
see if any new settings for the Start Menu have been added.
My version has 6 on/off settings relating to the Start Menu,
plus 10 more that specify which standard folders to show.
Nothing that does what you want, though.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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