How to Get Rid of Life at a Glance in Windows 10

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

Whether you're running macOS, Linux, Windows or any other operating system, the graphic world of icons and windows has become standard. It's a long way from the lines of typed commands that defined the earliest computers.

But even as we have grown accustomed to a more visually-oriented computer, many of the important things that computers do still depend on typed command lines. The Start menu is one of the most important, a single view into the folders, programs, files and tools that we use every day.

In Windows 10, the Start menu has a new look, but it includes all of the time-honored features that we know and love. It includes a left side that provides direct access to apps that you use often or have installed recently and a right side for more important features like the power options and "All apps" list.

One feature that carries over from Windows 8 is the colorful tiles grouped into various categories, such as Life at a Glance and Play and Explore. You can resize, move and rearrange these tiles as needed. You can also remove the tiles that you don't want to see in the Start menu.

The right side of the Start menu provides a handy alphabetic index to help you find and jump to your favorite programs. You can resize and move the icons in this section as well. If you see a small arrow in the top-right corner of an icon, you can open it in a popup window, which will save space in your task bar or other windows.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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