@contextfree`: I want recently used applications in my Start screen.

Microsoft took this away.  They have no alternative.  That is probably my only major gripe about the Start screen.

I could do as you suggest, but I'm the kind of guy who never reorganizes his Start screen.  I have almost never reorganized icons on all the phones, tablets, desktops, etc. that I've owned.  Wherever my icons fall, there they shall lie.