When Windows 10 was released back in July 2015, the Start Menu was slightly different from what it currently has in the Anniversary Update (version 1607). The left pane of the Start Menu will show the most recently used and used applications. The Power button, the File Explorer icon, the Settings app icon, and the All Apps button will appear below these lists.

With Anniversary Update for Windows 10, Microsoft removed the All apps button to make the list of all apps easily accessible without clicking the All apps button. Most users like the new Start design, but many users lack the All apps button.

Start Menu has been customized since the early days of Windows 10. We can resize the Start Menu or remove all the tiles from the Start Menu’s right side but cannot keep the Start’s tiles. Menu by Delete or hide the application list.

Hide the Start Menu apps list in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 14942, you can hide or delete the Start Menu application list. When you hide the application list, the Start Menu will not show the list of recently added applications, the list of most used applications, or a list of all applications.

This feature is useful if you do not use most of the list of used and recently added applications in the Start Menu. Many users may like the ability to hide the Start Menu apps list, but I think most used and recently used listings are quite helpful.

When the list of apps is hidden, power, settings, and other icons at the Start Menu’s far left end will continue to appear. Also, when you hide the Start Menu apps list, Windows 10 will add a visible app list icon to the left pane so that users can temporarily view all apps, the recently added list, and most used.

How to hide or delete all apps list in Windows 10

Step 1: Open the Settings app and navigate to Personalization> Start.

Step 2: Turn on hide the application list in the Personalization> Start option to hide the application list. Turn off the Hide app list in the Start menu option in the Start Menu to display the application list in the Start Menu.

Cách hiển thị / ẩn danh sách ứng dụng trong Start Menu Trong Windows 10

And if the Hide apps list option is missing, this is most likely because you’re not running version 14942 or later of Windows 10.