How to add a fourth column of tiles to the Start menu in Windows 10

You can add a fourth column of tiles to the Windows 10 Start menu and in this guide you'll learn how to do it.

Adding a fourth column of tiles in the Start menu on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a new Start menu that is meant to replace the Start screen, we were using in the previous version of the operating system. The new menu combines the familiar design of the Windows 7 Start menu with Live Tiles from Windows 8.1, and starting Windows 10 build 10547 and later the software giant is improving the experience to let users show more tiles on Start.

As you probably know, when the operating system began rolling out to the public the Start menu only supported up to 3 columns of medium-sized tiles. However, for many users this wasn’t enough, many users often noticed that using the Start menu in full screen or in Tablet mode there was a lot of waste of space.

After many feedback, Microsoft is acting on the issue and it’s adding a new option in the Settings app that will allow users to have a fourth column with support up to two large or four medium tiles per group.

This is an optional configuration and it’s disabled by default, but if you want to see more tiles on Start, simply follow the steps below:

Display a fourth column of tiles on Start

  1. Use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.

  2. Go to Personalization and navigate to Start.

  3. Under the Start setting, make sure to enable “Show more tiles”.

    Show more tiles option for the Start menu

You’re all done. Now, go to the Start menu and you should see an extra row of tiles.

It’s worth pointing out that we have already seen a similar option in Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Mobile already include the more tiles feature.

Furthermore, Microsoft also notes that the Start menu in Windows 10 now support up to 2048 tiles, as such you can go crazy on the number tiles you pin to Start (previously, the operating system only supported 512 tiles). Also, the on Start settings, we can now see “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” option, which allows users to control whether the operating system should show app suggestions in the Start menu.

Keep in mind that at the time of the writing, the feature is only available for Insiders, but Microsoft plans to bring the same functionality once it rolls out Windows 10 Threshold 2 to everyone.

What do you think about the ability to have more tiles on Start? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].