Remove All Programs list from the Start menu

If you enable this setting, the Start Menu will either collapse or remove the all apps list from the Start menu.

Selecting "Collapse" will not display the app list next to the pinned tiles in Start. An "All apps" button will be displayed on Start to open the all apps list. This is equivalent to setting the "Show app list in Start" in Settings to Off.

Selecting "Collapse and disable setting" will do the same as the collapse option and disable the "Show app list in Start menu" in Settings, so users cannot turn it to On.

Selecting "Remove and disable setting" will remove the all apps list from Start and disable the "Show app list in Start menu" in Settings, so users cannot turn it to On. Select this option for compatibility with earlier versions of Windows.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the all apps list will be visible by default, and the user can change "Show app list in Start" in Settings.


Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server, Windows 10 or Windows 10 RT
Choose one of the following actions


  1. None
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Value NameNoStartMenuMorePrograms
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Collapse
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Value NameNoStartMenuMorePrograms
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  3. Collapse and disable setting
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Value NameNoStartMenuMorePrograms
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Remove and disable setting
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Value NameNoStartMenuMorePrograms
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1


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