It’s safe to say that few people like the “Recommended” section in Windows 11’s Start menu. And the main problem isn’t the section itself, but Microsoft’s unwillingness to let users disable it without resorting to third-party apps or heavy tweaking. This article will show you how to remove the “Recommended” section in Windows 11 and get more space for apps and shortcuts.
Remove “recommended” from the start menu entirely.
This method relies on a small third-party app from the Microsoft Store called the Power Start Menu (we recently covered it in our “Top 10 Apps to Fix Windows 11 Troubleshooters” article). . It costs a few dollars and offers a free trial, so you can try it before you buy. If you don’t mind using third-party apps to modify Windows, skip to the next part of this article. However, only Power Start Menu can remove the “Recommended” section from the Start Menu while keeping it as stock as possible.
- Download the Power Start Menu from the Microsoft Store.. Get a free trial to see if you like it before you buy.
- Launch the Power Start menu and toggle on No “recommendations”. Option You can also remove the search bar or make the start menu more transparent with the corresponding toggle.
- Turn on the Enable tweaks. And Start automatically authorities. This will ensure that the modified Start menu is loaded every time your computer starts, and you don’t need to manually launch the Power Start menu.
- Open the Start menu and enjoy more space—no need to restart your PC or File Explorer.
Power Start Menu has another great feature that addresses the most popular complaints of Windows 11 users: it lets you open the Start Menu in a list of all apps. To do this, set All apps The panel Authority of Always show..
Disable Recommended on Start Menu in Windows 11
You can’t remove the “Recommended” section from Windows 11 without using third-party apps, but at least you can make it smaller or empty. Here’s how:
- open up Setting app by pressing win + in Or right-click the Start menu and select Setting.
- go to Start Personalization >.
- select More Pins-This option will give you more space and fewer recommendations for apps.
- Toggle the Show recently added apps., Show most used apps.And Show recently opened items in Start, Jump List, and File Explorer. authorities. Note that the latter will prevent you from opening recent files in the jump list (the menu that appears when you right-click a pinned or running app on the taskbar).
There is more.
Of course, Power Start Menu isn’t the only way to fix Windows 11’s controversial Start Menu. You can also choose “heavy” software that replaces the stock menu with a completely different one. Start 11For example, lets you select and edit a different layout than Windows 7 or 10 era, and Start all back There is another solid and highly customizable alternative. However, if you want to keep the OS as vanilla as possible, the Power Start menu seems to be the only option, at least for now.
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