Software recommendation: to create the “Start” menu available everywhere

The Windows 10 Start menu is in the lower left corner of the desktop, which is sometimes inconvenient to use. For example, when using a laptop connected to a large-screen TV extension, if you want to use the Start menu, you have to use the touchpad to move the mouse to the bottom left corner and click on it (using the Win key on the keyboard only brings up the Start menu on the home screen). The freeware Start Everywhere uses floating icons to display the Start menu (not a replacement, the original Start menu remains) and allows us to activate the Start menu from anywhere on the desktop (including the extended desktop). “It allows us to activate the Start menu from anywhere on the desktop (including the extended desktop).

Download Start Everywhere (https://www.wintools.info/index.php/start-everywhere), run it directly and it will display a four-way arrow icon on your desktop, click on the icon to expand the menu similar to the system “Start “menu, where you can start programs, access desktop files, perform shutdown and other common operations. For example, when using Word to edit documents, you can move the icon to the Word window, so that to use the “Start” menu, just click the icon to quickly call (Figure 1).

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Start Everywhere also allows you to activate the Start menu directly from the four corners of the screen. Right-click on the task tray icon and select “Other→Active corners→Enable”. Continue to select “Other→Setting”, and in the window that opens, check the box under “Active corners” except for “Bottom Left ” (retain the system default “Start” menu location) of other options, click the “Save” button to save the settings (Figure 2). After that, as long as we move the mouse to the top left, top right or bottom right corner of the screen, will automatically pop up the “Start” menu.

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Using the software’s “multi-opening” capability, you can also support multiple monitors. Simply make multiple copies of the software onto each extended desktop and execute them separately when needed to generate an activation icon on the corresponding desktop (Figure 3), and also set it to activate the Start menu from the 4 corners of the screen.

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Start Everywhere supports more customization than the Start menu that comes with the system. For example, to add a user’s own frequently accessed directory (such as “F:My Drafts”) to the Start menu, simply switch to “Select Menu” in the window shown in Figure 2. “, then select “Custom 1”, switch to “Change”, and in the window that opens, change “Current Name ” to “My Manuscript” and “Directory” to “F:My Manuscript”. In this way, you can directly access the above directory in the Start menu and open the files according to the date order (Figure 4).

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