Note: Nothing you do to the start menu page will impact your full list of apps. To see all of your apps, simply click the "All Apps" tab at the top right of the start menu.
You can modify what appears on your Windows 11 Start Menu by moving, pinning, and removing specific apps under this section.
Moving a Pinned App
You can simply click and drag any app on your Pinned list into the position of your choice. As you can see, I opted to have my settings app in the top right hand corner for easy access. Instead of dragging, you can also right-click on an app and select 'Move to Top' to have an app moved to the top of the pinned list.
Remove a Pinned App
Simply right-click an app and select 'Unpin from Start' to remove an app from the Start Menu.
Pinning an App
If you have an unpinned app that you want to pin, start by clicking 'All Apps' on the top right of the Start Menu. Then, find the app you'd like to pin and right-click, then select 'Pin to Start.' You'll see the app on your pinned list when you go back to your Start Menu, and from there you can drag the app wherever you please.
For this step, you'll need to navigate to Settings -> Personalization -> Start, and you can turn off or on several options including 'show recently added apps.'
If you turn off all the options, the Recommended section will appear empty.
Adding folders to the bottom of the Start Menu is another way to organize and personalize your Start Menu experience.
To do so, go to Settings -> Personalization -> Start -> Folders.
There, you'll see a list of folders you can access from the Start Menu. Simply check any of the folders you want to 'On' and they'll appear for easy access at the bottom of the Start Menu.