That’s how to set the Start Menu to show all applications by default. ExplorerPatcher is a free and open source program. Use this easy tool to remove the Start menu’s main home screen with suggested and pinned apps.
With ExplorerPatcher, you may go straight to the app list. If you like, you may go back to the old behavior. This program has more capabilities besides opening Start to applications list. For example, you may disable the suggested area in the Start menu.
Usually, when you open Start menu, you have to start an app. But you have to navigate via an intermediate page with pinned applications and suggestions. If you don’t use those pinned items, just disable them and use the Start button to launch the applications list instead.
How to Default Open Start Menu to All Apps in Windows 11?
- Download ExplorerPatcher from here. Then double-click it to install it. After installation, find it in Start and launch it.
- The main screen of ExplorerPatcher looks like this.
- In the Start menu, select “Open Start in All Apps by Default”. Then enable it. Restart Windows Explorer using the bottom left button. That’s it, you’re done.
The end. Windows 11 Start button will now access the applications list instead of the pinned apps list and suggested area. After a few clicks, you may leave it alone. To restore the default Start menu, just remove ExplorerPatcher from your PC.
Finally, if you enjoy desktop modification, you will enjoy ExplorerPatcher’s tools and functions. In this case, I utilized it to open the Start to applications list immediately. But there are many more alternatives. So, give it a go and let me know what you think.