Start Menu tab

The Start Menu tab shows the applications in the folder structure in which they will appear in the Start Menu. Applications and Start Menu folders are added, edited, disabled and imported from this tab, and existing Windows shortcuts imported. LNK and OSD files can be used to import applications. The # applications at the bottom of the overview is dynamic.

The menu structure is created in the Workspace Control Console at the Applications node. Here you can also make applications available to end users.

There are four ways of creating a menu structure with applications:

  • Create a menu structure by hand and adding applications manually. This can be done by clicking the New menu button and selecting Application from the drop-down menu. The Edit application window will open allowing you to enter all application properties manually.

  • Add applications using a Wizard. When clicking the New menu button, select Application (using Wizard) from the drop-down menu to add an application using the Wizard.

  • Create a new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application. This is done by opening the context menu in the Start Menu tab and then selecting New UWP Application.
    For more details, see Create and edit UWP Applications.

  • Import applications with their menu structure to match. With the Import Wizard you can import an existing menu and application structure. Of course, it is possible to make alterations to the menus to be imported. When importing applications, select Do not add root folder to prevent the creation of the folder Start Menu. Select Do not add Programs folder to prevent the creation of the folder Programs. The folders can be skipped to make the applications fit better in an existing menu.

  • A combination of the above.

Starting Microsoft Windows 10, only one directory level is allowed for the start menu.

Starting Microsoft Windows 11, you must add at least 2 applications in a directory, in order for that directory to be displayed in the user session start menu.

When you disable a menu item, the menu item as well as the applications in that menu, will not be available in the user's Workspace Control session. Also, the configuration on those applications is then not applied in the user session.

When you disable an application, you are prompted to provide a message for users who try to start the disabled application. You can also provide such a message on the application's Notifications tab (in the application's Properties section).