Personalization Change Start Layout to Show More Pins or More Recommendations in Windows 11

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The Start menu is comprised of three sections: Pinned, All apps, and Recommended.

Starting in Windows 11 build 22509, you can right-click on Start to quickly access Start settings and choose the “More pins” or “More recommendations” layout option to show an extra row of either pins or recommendations, respectively.

You can now configure Start to show more pins or more recommendations based on your preference.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Start layout to show more pins or more recommendations for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Start Layout to Show More Pins or More Recommendations in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Start Layout to Show More Pins or More Recommendations using REG file


EXAMPLE: Start with "More Pins", "Default", or "More Recommendations"

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OPTION ONE

Change Start Layout to Show More Pins or More Recommendations in Settings


1 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshots below)
  • Open Settings (Win+I), click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Start on the right side.
  • Open the Start menu (Win), right click on an empty area on Start, and click/tap on Start settings.
Start_Layout-1.png
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2 Select (dot) either More pins, Default, or More recommendations for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Start_Layout-2.png

3 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Change Diagnostic Data Settings using REG file


1 Do step 2 (More pins), step 3 (default), or step 2 (More recommendations) below for what you want.


2 Change Start Layout to Show More Pins

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Start_Layout_show_more_pins.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Start_Layout"=dword:00000001


3 Change Start Layout to Default

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Default_Start_Layout.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Start_Layout"=dword:00000000


4 Change Start Layout to Show More Recommendations

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Start_Layout_show_more_recommendations.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Start_Layout"=dword:00000002

5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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ThrashZone

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Hi,
Still waiting for No pins
No recommended apps
And show all apps by default on a narrower list like on win-10 :p

Awesome movie too
 

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Hi,
Still waiting for No pins
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And show all apps by default on a narrower list like on win-10 :p

Awesome movie too
If you want all apps by default... ExplorerPatcher can do this You can left other option untouched..
 

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It's a start but we need the option to remove the recommended section altogether and use the whole menu for pins.
 

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