Windows 10 lists the six apps you use most often at the top of Start menu. To open a program that you use less often, you have to scroll down the Start menu’s long list of apps or start typing the program’s name in the search box.
To save time and effort, you can create a shortcut on your desktop for any app in the Start menu. To do so, simply find the program in the Start menu and drag it to your desktop. This works for both built-in apps (e.g., Paint, Notepad) and programs you installed.
However, if you often have many open windows covering your desktop, you might want to create a custom shortcuts folder in the Start menu instead. That way, you won’t have to minimize all your open windows when you need to access an app shortcut.
To create a custom shortcuts folder in Windows 10’s Start menu, follow these steps:
If you check the Start menu, you will see the folder you just created. (Sometimes it takes a little while for the folder to appear.) To launch one of the apps, open the folder and click the appropriate app shortcut.
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