Pinning items to the Start Menu on Windows 11 is a great way to keep your apps and programs within reach if you don’t want them cluttering up the taskbar or desktop. But if you find that there is less space to pin them, you can do so to show the Start menu and pinned items.
Here’s how to display more pinned items on the Windows 11 Start menu.
How do I display more pinned items on the Start Menu on Windows 11?
Before proceeding, make sure you’ve updated Windows 11 to the latest version. Then, you can use the Settings app or Registry Editor to show more apps and programs in the Windows 11 Start menu.
Using the Settings App
The easiest way to do this is to enable Display more items on the Start menu in Settings.
If you want to return the number of pinned items on the Start menu to the default setting, follow steps 1 and 2 and tick the Default radio button instead.
using registry editor
Before you start using Registry Editor, we highly recommend that you read our guides on backing up the Windows Registry or performing a System Restore on Windows 11. It’s always a good idea to have a way to restore the registry in case something goes wrong.
Later, you can add more apps and programs to Windows Start Menu by following the below steps.
If you ever want to return the default layout for items pinned to the Start menu, change the value data of the Start_Layout value back to 0 in Registry Editor.
Expand Your Taskbar by Displaying More Items
If you find that the Start menu isn’t showing enough pinned items, you can reveal more of them using the Settings app or Registry Editor. That way, you’ll have more of your favorite apps and programs within reach when you click Start.
If you decide to use Registry Editor to tweak the registry, though, be sure to make some kind of backup beforehand.
Windows 11 has a gorgeous Lock Screen that serves as the gateway to the system. After that, you are faced with the logon screen, which requires a password/PIN/fingerprint. But not everyone needs a lock screen and beautiful wallpapers every time they boot up their system.
It’s called Personal View, but the lock screen adds an extra step to the login process. So, if you want to bypass the lock screen and go directly to the logon screen in Windows 11, this post will introduce several methods to do so.
Why consider disabling your lock screen?
The Windows Lock Screen is the first barrier to getting to the desktop. It displays a background image, date and time, and app notifications. But if you don’t want to see any of these things, it makes sense to disable them.
After removing the lock screen, you can go directly to the desktop by entering your PIN/password. You can also set up a lock screen-free computer for public computers.
Now, you know about the pros and cons of disabling the lock screen. Here are four easy ways to disable the Lock Screen on Windows 11.
1. Use Group Policy Editor
Group Policy Editor is an essential Windows administration tool. You can adjust password requirements, startup programs, and other features. Note that GPE is only available for Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise versions of Windows. You can refer to our complete Group Policy editor guide.
2. Use Registry Editor
You can also disable the lock screen on Windows by tweaking registry settings. But be sure to export a copy of your registry for security purposes. This will help you to revert to previous registry settings in case of corruption. Check out our detailed guide on how to back up the registry for more information.
3. Use Vinero Tweaker
If you find it cumbersome to make changes to the registry then you can try Winaero Tweaker app. It’s a free app that allows you to customize Windows beyond the basic options. The app provides a GUI interface with detailed information about each option.
4. Use Ultimate Windows Tweaker
Like Winero Tweaker, Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a Windows customization app with a GUI interface. You can disable Windows 11 lock screen with just one click with this app. However, be sure to create a system restore point to avoid breaking the operating system feature.
Disable lock screen and login faster
Using the Group Policy Editor is a bit of a learning curve. Also, Windows Home users do not have access to it. So, you can try a Registry tweak to disable Lock Screen on Windows 11. But if you want a GUI tool that helps you customize Windows, Winaro Tweaker and Ultimate Windows Tweaker are both useful free app options.