I like the Start 10 Modern Style, but end up going back to the native Windows 10 Start menu because of the following shortcomings:
- Poor presentation of Universal Applications: Start 10 basically punts when it comes to Universal apps and dumps them into a scrolling list—a very long list if you have a lot of UWP apps installed. It's not possible to organize these into folders. It may be a Windows 10 limitation, but still frustrating. The standard Windows 10 Start menu let's you categorize favorite apps into sections and/or group folders.
- The main Modern and Windows 7 Style menus also lack folders/sections. If you have a large number of favorite/frequently-used apps, a flat menu structure is limiting. Expanding the number of columns accommodates more apps up to a point, but then inability to categorize them in sections or app group folders becomes increasingly painful as multiple columns of productivity, gaming, multimedia, utility, etc. apps are all jumbled together.
- Right-click functionality, such as uninstall, is also lost.
- This brings me to the All Programs list. This list can be organized into folders (a process that is done outside of Start 10 in File Explorer). However, even here a key native feature is missing. Start 10 styles lack Windows 10's clickable alphabetized list that lets you jump to app names that start with the letter W (for example) with one click. Ideally, Start 10 would at least match Windows 10's native capabilities instead of reducing features.
- Finally, searching for programs is noticeably slower compared to the native Start menu.
P.S. I ran into what seems like a bug while testing features. I increased Modern Theme menu size to 120% of original size. After changing back to 100%, the app and menu name fonts remained larger than they were originally.
Update: I was able to work around the above issue by restarting Windows. Fonts are back to the original size now.
Edit: changed word from "went" to "when"