How to Enable Full Screen Start Menu

By default, the full screen Start menu is disabled.

On Windows 10, you can enable the full screen Start menu. Here’s how:

Open Settings by pressing Windows + I.

Hit Personalization.

Click on Start on the left sidebar.

Turn on Use Start full screen. You can find this one between Show suggestions occasionally in Start and Show recently opened items in Start, Jump Lists, and File Explorer.

That’s it. Open the Start menu and you will see the changes.

To revert, follow the steps above but turn it off.

The alternate methods are as follows:

Method #1

Open Registry Editor.

Before proceeding, I suggest a Registry backup.

You can do this for the current user by going to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Explorer.

If you want to apply this to all users, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Explorer.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter ForceStartSize as the name and press Enter.

Double-click it and enter 2 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart the File Explorer.

That’s all.

If you wish to revert, delete the DWORD you have created. Restart the File Explorer.

Method #2

Open local group policy editor.

Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.

Double-click Force Start to be either full screen size or menu size in the right pane.

Select Enabled. From the drop-down list, select Full screen Start.

Hit the OK button.

Restart your PC.

That’s all.

Note that you can revert by following the steps above but select Not Configured or Disabled.

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