Microsoft wants to show you ads in Windows 11’s Start menu. Here’s how to prevent them

April 15, 2024

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is testing a way to further mismanage the Windows 11 Start menu: displaying icons for recommended apps. In a Friday blog post announcing the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build for the Beta channel, the company revealed that it’s “now trying out recommendations to help you discover great apps from the Microsoft Store under Recommended on the Start menu.”

Clicking the Start button in Windows 11 displays two sections in the Start menu — one for Pinned apps and one for Recommended apps. Icons for Microsoft Store apps could now potentially appear in the Recommended section.

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