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The Start Button in Windows 10 – Tutorial

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The Start Button in Windows 10 - Tutorial: A picture of a user selecting from the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click the Start button in Windows 10.

The Start Button in Windows 10: Overview

            The Start button in Windows 10 is a small button that displays the Windows logo and is always displayed at the left end of the Taskbar. You can click the Start button in Windows 10 to display the Start menu or the Start screen.

            You can right-click the Start button in Windows 10 to display a pop-up menu of shortcuts to various features, windows and control panels on your computer. To open any one of these items, click the desired command in the pop-up menu that appears. A handy shortcut in this menu is the “Shut down or sign out” command. If you roll your mouse pointer over this command, you will see the options that you have to shut down or sign out of your computer shown in a side menu that appears. You can then select the desired command to execute in the side menu to quickly sign out of your account or shut down the computer.

The Start Button in Windows 10 - Tutorial: A picture of a user selecting from the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click the Start button in Windows 10.

The Start Button in Windows 10 – Tutorial: A picture of a user selecting from the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click the Start button in Windows 10.

The Start Button in Windows 10: Instructions

  1. The Start button is a small button that displays the Windows logo and is always displayed at the left end of the Taskbar in Windows 10.
  2. To display the Start menu or the Start screen within Windows 10, click the Start button.
  3. To display a pop-up menu of shortcuts to various features, windows and control panels on your computer, right-click the Start button.
  4. To open any one of these items, click the desired command in the pop-up menu that appears.
  5. To see the options that you have to shut down or sign out of your computer, roll your mouse pointer over the “Shut down or sign out” command in the pop-up menu.
  6. Then select the desired command to execute in the side menu to quickly sign out of your account or shut down the computer.

The Start Button in Windows 10: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “The Start Button,” shows you how to use the Start button in Windows 10. This video lesson is from our complete Windows 10 training, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.10.”

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