Whenever you want to open a new program or website, you need to go through the Start menu. But with so many programs and websites installed on your computer, it can be hard to know where to find what. In this article, we’ll show you how to create a startup menu for Windows 10 that will make opening new programs and websites much easier.

What is a startup menu?

A startup menu is a quick way to access all of the common system settings on Windows, without having to open the Control Panel. To create a startup menu, open the Start screen, type “cmd” (without the quotes), and press Enter. At the prompt, type “msconfig” (without the quotes) and press Enter. In the System Configuration window, under Startup, click Add or select an item from the list.

What are the startup menu options on Windows 10?

If you have upgraded to Windows 10, you may have noticed a new startup menu. This menu gives you quick access to your most-used apps and settings.

Below are the different startup menu options on Windows 10:

  1. The All Apps button opens the list of all installed apps.
  2. The Settings button opens the System Settings window, where you can change your device’s settings (such as display resolution or language).
  3. The Groove Music button opens the Groove Music app if it is installed on your computer.
  4. The Photos button opens the Photos app if it is installed on your computer.
  5. The File Explorer button opens the File Explorer window, which is a universal search and navigation tool for files and folders on your computer.
  6. The Start screen icon launches the default desktop environment, Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, based on which edition of Windows 10 you are using (free upgrade or paid upgrade).

How to create a startup menu on Windows 10?

In this article, we will show you how to create a startup menu on Windows 10. This is an easy and useful way to quickly access your most commonly used applications and files. To do this, first open the Start menu by pressing the key combination “Windows Key + I” (or by clicking the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen).

Next, right-click on the empty area of the Start menu and select “Create New Menu Item.”

In the new window that appears, type “Startup Menu” in the Name field and hit Enter.

Next, click on the checkbox next to “Show as an Icon in System Tray.”

Finally, type any relevant information (such as the name of your startup application) in the Description field and hit Enter.

Your new startup menu item should now appear in the list of available items. To use it, simply click on it to start your selected program or file.

What are the benefits of using a startup menu?

There are many benefits of using a startup menu on your computer. One of the most important features of a startup menu is that it can help you speed up your computer. When you right-click on the desktop and select “New > Shortcut,” a list of commands that are automatically run when you start your computer will be added to the startup menu. This saves you time because you don’t have to remember these commands and click on them each time you start your computer.

Another benefit of using a startup menu is that it can help protect your computer from viruses. When you add items to the startup menu, it makes it more difficult for viruses to access your computer. If a virus tries to install itself onto your computer, it may not be able to do so if there is an item in the startup menu blocking its entry.

How to use the startup menu on Windows 10?

When you start up your computer, the first thing you’ll see is the startup menu. This menu has options to help you get started with your computer. You can also use the startup menu to access different parts of your computer. Here are instructions on how to use the startup menu on Windows 10:

To open the startup menu, click the Start button, type “msconfig” (without the quotes), and press Enter. The System Configuration window will open. In this window, under “Startup”, click “Select a default program”.

You’ll see a list of programs that are set as your default programs. Scroll down until you see “Windows 10 Startup”. Click it to open the Startup Options window.

In this window, you can change which programs start up when your computer starts up. You can also add new programs to this list so they start up automatically when your computer starts up.

Menu Views

There are three types of startup menus: the classic menu, the notification area menu, and the quick launch bar. The classic menu is the default startup menu in Windows 10, 8.1 and 8. Windows 10 introduces a new type of startup menu called the notification area menu. The quick launch bar is a new feature in Windows 10 Creators Update and it’s designed to make it easier for you to access your favorite apps and tools quickly.

Customizing the Menu

If you are like most people, you probably use the Windows startup menu a lot. The startup menu is a list of programs that can be started when you start your computer. You can customize the startup menu to show only the programs that you want to see. There are a few ways to do this.

The first way is to use the Startup folder. This is a folder that is located in your C:\ drive. The location of the Startup folder will depend on your version of Windows. In Windows 7, it is located at C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\. In Windows 8 and 10, it is located at C:\Windows\System32\Startup\.

To add a program to the startup menu, open the Start Menu and click on Programs. Then, click on Add or Remove Programs. On the left side of the window, select Startup Items from the list of items that appears. Click on Add and then select the program that you want to add to the start up menu. When you finish adding programs, click on OK to close the window.

The second way to customize your startup menu is to use Group Policies Object Manager (GPO). To add a program to your startup menu using GPO, open Group Policy Management Editor (gpedit.msc) and expand Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer Options .

Startup Menu Commands

There are some startup menu commands that you can use on your Windows computer to get started quickly. To open the startup menu, press the Windows key + R and type “msconfig”. This will open the “System Configuration” window. Under the “Advanced” tab, click on the “Startup Settings” button. You will see a list of all the programs that start up when you boot your computer. To disable a program from starting up automatically, select it and click on the “Disable” button.

Working with Shortcuts

There are a few shortcuts that you’ll want to know if you’re working with Windows 8 or 10. The most common one is the Win+X keyboard shortcut, which opens the starting screen where you can access various features of Windows.

Another shortcut key you’ll want to know is Win+C, which brings up the Charms bar. From here, you can search for and open applications, change settings on your computer, or open files.

In addition to these two primary shortcuts, there are a variety of other shortcuts that can come in handy when working with Windows 10. For example, pressing F5 will reload your current webpage in your default browser; press Alt+Tab to switch between apps running on your computer; and press Esc to exit full-screen mode.


Welcome to our final article in this series on Windows 10 startup menus! In this article, we will discuss how to create a custom startup menu for your users. This is a great way to improve the efficiency and usability of your computer by providing them with specific options that are easy to reach. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily create a customized startup menu for your users that will make their lives easier. So without further ado, let’s get started!

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