If you have Windows 10 on your computer, you might have noticed that the Start Button and Start Menu are back after taking a short hiatus with Windows 8.
One important thing that’s missing on the Windows 10 Start Menu however is a menu option for opening a “Run” box.
Well, there’s actually a way to open a “Run” box from the Start menu but it’s buried two levels deep in the “Windows System” section, and that makes opening a simple Run box more time-consuming than it should be.
Of course you can always quickly open a Run box by pressing the Windows+R key combination (that’s the way I always do it), but some folks prefer having it right on the Start Menu.
If you’re one of them, you can easily add a “Run” tile to the Start Menu on your Windows 10 PC. Here’s how:
1 – Click the Start button to open the Start Menu.
2 – Scroll down the list of apps and click on Windows System to display the list of options beneath it.
3 – Right-click on Run, then select Pin to Start.
That’s all there is to it. You should now have a tile on your Start Menu for quickly opening a Run box. Here’s a screenshot showing the new “Run” tile on my computer’s Start Menu:
Pretty easy, right? If you’re like me and you use the “Run” command fairly often this can be a huge time-saver.
Bonus tip #1: This post explains how to add the Control Panel to the Start Menu in Windows 10.
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