Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

How add new items manually to start menu in Windows 8?

  1. #1

    How add new items manually to start menu in Windows 8?

    How do I perform the above subject while in Windows File Explorer in Windows 8.
    In Vista and other OS'ss I could easily find where to add a shortcut to the list of ALL PROGRAMS.

    Any thoughts?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,858
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Peter,

    It's pretty much the same method since the Apps screen is just a modern version of the Start Menu "All Programs". The tutorial below can help show you more on how to.

    "Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How add new items manually to start menu in Windows 8?

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Automatic Maintenance - Manually Start or Stop in Windows 8
How to Manually Start or Stop "Automatic Maintenance" in Windows 8 and 8.1 Windows depends on execution of inbox and third party maintenance activity for much of its value-add, including Windows Update, and automatic disk defragmentation, as well as antivirus updates and scans. Additionally,...
Suddenly deleted C:\ProgramData folder no start menu items
I just Suddenly deleted C:\ProgramData folder and now no item is in start menu and so search feature is useless as it won't find any app and anything was before in start menu page, so what's best way to solve it? thanks for response
General Support
bigger font size for start menu items
Hi I have increased my DPI to 250% to be able to read stuff in Windows without getting headache. Is there a way of increasing font size of start menu items as well? And what about text size of items when alt tabbing, text size of charms bar (win+C) and text size of settings (win+i). It...
General Support
Windows 8 Start Menu Disappeared Items
When I logged in my windows 8 I was surprised when I found that most of the tiles that were in my start menu disappeared even the desktop tile and the store tile. I found an article that suggests creating the apps shortcuts and pasting them in this folder ...
General Support
Space between menu items
I switched from windows xp to windows 8. I like my new OS. but there is one thing I really don't like. There is more space around menu items comparing with menus in win xp. Please see screenshot in attachment. Does anyone know how to decrease the space between these menu items?
Sort Start Menu Groups And Sort Items Within Each Group?
Once you have setup your named groups in the Start Menu is there a way to sort them alphabetically? Also, can you sort each item with a group as well? Thanks!
Adding items to Start Menu Metro Style?
Can I add items to the Start Menu Metro Interface (not the start menu like Windows 7), which I am confused about at this time. I am watching a video in the Windows 8 Developers Release version and I can hear it in the background but was wondering if you can put app's to the Metro Start Menu like...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook