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Customising the Start Button

Posted on 1998-06-07
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I am trying to customise how shortcuts are displayed above the programs branch (above the line), on a start button in 3 ways:

1. Customise the icon on a folder
2. Add a line or seperator (as you could with DOSSHELL years ago) to group sections
3. Sort the shortcuts in alpha order in the sections from point 2.

I know how to add folders and shortcuts, just I would like to customise them more and not have to do it under programs branch folders

Any suggetsions

Andy
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by:seychell
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look at this and see what you think.  

click START SETTINGS - TASK BAR

then

START menu program tab
then click ADVANCED

Anything you add here will appear above your "normal" menu bar with a seperator bar above the program indicator.  If you creat a folder and put in here, with your apps - it will do the same.  You will need to experiment becasue you need to expeiment to see what I mean, but each folder added, also adds a sperator line.  


I think this is closest you will get to what you want.

cheers
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by:alexo
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Which answers none of the three questions...
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by:Andrew Weppner
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Thanks alexo for that comment as I cannot see how your answer seychell relates to what I asked at all. I already know how to do what you stated as to adding shortcuts and folders.

I asked how to customise, add a line between shortcuts or folders (the same as the line above programs BRANCH and sort the shortcuts in the areas between the lines (if it is possible to add lines) Please read my question again before answering again.
 
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by:stevemiller
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Well, I don't think it can be done without some code changes-- but if someone has the answer, I'd love to see how this can be done....

steve


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by:alexo
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Several of the things you mention (like arranging) can be done with the active desktop installed.  I don't have the reference though.
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As I state :

 "I think this is closest you will get to what you want."
I was politely offerering an option, in the hope it would help.

The correct answer is -
What you want can not be done in the fashion you require, which unfortunatly IS the answer.

Alexo - thanks for your inspiring comment, but what andycomp wants to do can't be done with active desktop either.  

Also Alexo, it oh so easy to add a comment, but offer no solution - which is of no help to andycomp, it is also very rude to dump on an individual, who is try to help solve a question.


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by:alexo
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You can ight click on the "start" button, chose "explore" and put shortcuts and folders into it.  The added items will appear above the separetor.

If you install IE4.x with the active desktop, you can drag-&-drop items into new positions.
Reference: http://www.dejanews.com/getdoc.xp?AN=323564769

You can make some modifications to the start menu by hex-editing explorer.exe.
References:
  http://www.annoyances.org/win95/win95ann2.html#21
  http://www.annoyances.org/win95/win95ann2.html#22
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