While the evolution of the Windows operating system has happened over a long period of time, being a software, there always will be some parts of things that aren’t as pleasing about it to many users around the world and one of such is the start menu whereby you can select an application if you have decided to de-clutter your home screen from the innumerable list of apps and folders.
The annoying thing about the Windows 10’s start menu is the endless scroll you have to go through while looking for an application you installed months ago and you need it right now but can’t seems to remember the name of the app exactly.
The good news is that there is an hidden feature which allows you to easily sort through our humongous list of applications by merely sorting them by the first letter of their names. In case that excites you immediately, then this short guide will help you understand how to sort apps in alphabetical order by their first letter in Windows 10.
Quickly sort app by their First letter in Windows 10
In order to achieve this, the first thing you need to do is to head over to the Start Menu by either clicking on the Windows key on the keyboard or clicking on the Windows Icon at the bottom left corner on the tool bar and when you do, you’ll be welcomed by a long list of applications that you’ve installed on your PC all listed alphabetically but in order to narrow this long list down to just the relevant apps you are seeking based on their first letters, simply select any letter from the list like the Figure below.
Clicking on the individual alphabetical letter opens an interface with list of all alphabets (A-Z and # for numbers) and you can easily click on any of them to see the actual list of applications within that alphabet. For example, Adobe applications starts with “A” so clicking on the letter “A” automatically lists all the applications on your computer that starts with the letter “A”.
That automatically list all the applications that starts with the letter A such as the list in the next figure below.
This simple trick can save you minutes wasted in the search for a particular application especially if in the situation of an app you can’t really remember its name but can still remember the first it started with. Also this can help you sort through list of endless applications since there is no easier way to go about it than basically clicking on a button that opens up the A-Z sorter for you to quickly get by.