Customization :: Pin Down Shortcuts On Left Side Of Start Menu

Aug 9, 2015

I did an upgrade from win 7 to 10. Some glitches, but nothing I can handle. But i didn't like when u pin down a short cut on the start menu, it went to right. I want some program to pin down on the leftside, like win7. Is it possible to do that on win10?

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