Why Is Start Menu Tab Missing from Taskbar Properties on Windows 10?

On Windows 8.x and lower versions of Windows, you’re able to apply customizations to the Start Menu under the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties which can be found when you right-click on the taskbar. On Windows 10, this setting is not available when you select the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties on the taskbar and in the most recent version of Windows 10, you won’t see the properties at all.

The Start Menu settings in the taskbar properties have been removed in Windows 10, therefore, you can’t find the Start Menu or Taskbar settings as you would on earlier versions of Windows. This Start Menu customization setting has been moved to Settings > Personalization > Start whereas the Taskbar settings have been moved to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar. The steps below further illustrate how to access this setting on Windows 10.

  1. Right-click the Task Bar and choose Settings
  2. On the left pane (Personalization), you will see two further settings “Start and Taskbar” which is where the missing stuff from Windows 7 has been laid to in Windows 10.

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