Re: problem with start minu for windows10


I should have added that I don't have the technical knowledge to know if you should perform the procedures given on web sites that provide solutions to the start menu problem.  I believe that some of them involve installing something and perhaps doing other things once the item is installed.  I have no idea if that is a good idea.  You might want to ask on a site like Bleeping Computer.

You may want to ask the Microsoft Disability Service.  I've heard people report good experiences and bad ones, depending on the person they happen to get.

Also, I don't know to what extent or how you use the start menu, so after my message explaining how to do a lot of things you would use the start menu for, perhaps it is of little or no importance if you correct the problem.


On 4/18/2022 6:14 PM, Gene wrote:
If you were using the start search field mainly to open programs, you can use the shell apps command to open programs.  If you don't know about it, ask here.
It will work well to find and open programs until you get the start menu problem fixed.


On 4/18/2022 6:07 PM, Gene via wrote:
I found many discussions of how to solve this problem, doing a search for something like can't type in Windows start menu search.  I don't have the technical knowledge to know if I could follow them without asking more questions from the little I looked at them.  I haven't seen anything simple like change this or that setting. 

If a tool is recommended by a site for download and running or for running it from a web page to fix the problem, I wouldn't do so unless asking about it here first.  You never know if such recommendations are ways to get malware on a system. 

What I wrote above may or may not help discuss the question but if you looked at one or two [pages and asked technically knowledgeable people to comment on the possible solutions offered on those pages, you might get more effective help.


On 4/18/2022 5:00 PM, heather albright wrote:

When I hit the windows key, I am presented with the edit field. The

problem I am having is I go to hit the first letter of what I am

searching for, and it opens up the menu and does not stay in the edit box.

I reset the folder options thinking it would fix the not being able to

type into the edit box, but that did not fix this problem.



For example, I hit the windows key and the edit box is there. I start

typing folder options, but when I hit the letter f, it opens up the menu

where it acts like it is using first letter navigation.


Where before I would type folder options and one of the results


would be folder options, now it will not stay in the search box.



My question is how do I change it back to normal so I can use the search

box once more?


Thank you very much for any info.





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