How to Change the Windows 11 Start Menu and Button
As with every update, Microsoft has changed Windows 11 to look different than its predecessors, and while the update looks modern and clean there are some interesting changes. Arguably the most jarring of all the changes is the one made to the Windows 11 Start Menu, which looks completely different.
Instead of a clean, easy-to-navigate series of sections, the Windows 11 Start Menu offers you a variety of "Pinned" apps and a list of "Recommended" items that vary from recent documents, to downloaded images, to recently added apps. Personally, I spent two full minutes looking for my Settings app before discovering it neatly wedged between the Calendar app I never use and Photos.
If you share this frustration with the unorganized new look of the Windows 11 Start Menu, fret not. While not completely customizable, there are a handful of things you can do to personalize the Windows 11 Start Menu and make it more functional for your every day use.