I have recently updated my four Windows OSes from Win11 Pro 21H2 to 22H2 and have been ‘Tinkering‘ wid the new ‘Stuff‘! 🙂

The apps I use most are placed on my the Taskbar (Panel in Linux), and the apps I want handy but don’t use as much I place in the Start Menu.

If I want an app that I rarely use then just clicking the “All apps” dropdown menu, in the upper righthand corner of the Start Menu, opens a looooooooog scrollable list of all available apps. That area is like the normal Linux Menu, i.e. congested, but wid a Search Box to speed ‘Thangs up.

Linux doesn’t offer that secondary level – from the Taskbar to the Start Menu (secondary level) to the Windows “All apps” dropdown Menu – i.e., in Linux you go from the Panel to the congested & cluttered Menu area.

Windows 11 22H2 has come up with another ‘Condensing‘ of apps method in the Start Menu…and is especially useful for grouping similar apps like browsers, social media apps, utility apps, news apps, etc. Point being, less clutter in the Start Menu…so to speak.

For example, apps for creating ‘Live‘ bootable USB drives – balenaEtcher, Fedora Media Writer, and Rufus:

You can drag the Fedora app over to the balenaEtcher, and then drag the Rufus app over and you get this:

  • NOTE: I edited the name from default “Folder” to USBboot.

Which looks like this in the Start menu:

  • Definitely less clutter, huh!

Click on the 3-app icon ‘n it opens to this:

Then you merely select the app or tool you want.

Here’s a link to a better explanation of what I just went thru:

How To Create Organized Folders In Windows 11 Start Menu

Stuff‘ like that is why Microsoft Windows is the most popular Desktop/Laptop OS Worldwide. So easy to find ‘n set up anything you want to do wid just a simple Google search.

OK…back to ‘Tinkering‘!!! 😉

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!