General Rearrange Pinned Items on Start Menu in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to rearranged pinned items on the Start menu to the order you want for your account in Windows 11.

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

The section at the top of the Start menu is called the Pinned section. This section consists of pins arranged in a grid. The items in this section are a subset of all the apps installed on the PC; not all installed apps are included in this section by default. The number of rows and items in this view are consistent across device panel sizes.

You can rearrange your pinned items on the Start menu to the order you want them in.


Contents

  • Option One: Rearrange Pinned Items on Start Menu using Drag and Drop
  • Option Two: "Move to front" Pinned Items on Start Menu using Context Menu





Option One

Rearrange Pinned Items on Start Menu using Drag and Drop


1 Open the Start menu :win:.

2 In the top Pinned section of the Start menu, drag a pinned item to the position location in the order you want. (see screenshots below)

3 Drop the pinned item when the animation makes room for it between the other pinned items.

Be careful to not group pinned items into a folder by mistake while dropping. If the icon of another pinned item shrinks instead of moving over, then it will group them instead of arrange.


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Option Two

"Move to front" Pinned Items on Start Menu using Context Menu


This option will allow you to quickly move a pinned item to the top left corner on the Pinned section of the Start menu.


1 Open the Start menu :win:.

2 Right click on the pinned item you want, and click/tap on Move to front. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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