Although it’s a straightforward design, the new Start menu lacks many of the customization options as the classic version. For example, you can’t resize it and won’t see live updates for apps. However, starting with version 22H2, Windows 11 is adding more options to customize the experience, including the ability to group apps into folders, and it’s now possible to change the layout to show more pins. This guide will teach you the steps to customize the Start menu layout to gain more space to pin more apps.

Customize Start menu pins layout on Windows 11

To change the Start menu layout to allow more pins on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the next time you open the Start menu, you will be able to pin more apps per page.

More pins – adds two additional rows of pins per page and shows only one row for recommended items. Default – shows three rows of pins and three rows of recommended items. More recommendations – adds an extra row of recommendations and shows only two rows of pins.

Starting with version 22H2 and later releases, Microsoft adds a Group Policy option to remove all the recommendation items from the Start menu. However, it’s only available for Windows 11 SE. If you don’t see the layout settings, you are not running the version of Windows that supports this feature. The layouts are available starting on Windows 11 22H2 and later releases. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.