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Adding/Subtracting items from Start Menu?

Posted on 2002-05-03
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Greetings:

My question is a two parts, probably very simple, I'm sure, and I am awarding 100 points for BOTH answers.

How do I add progams to the Start Menu (the block of programs shown by icons at the bottom RIGHT of the Windows screen).

How I eliminate items from the Start Up Menu? (Start, Run, msconfig, Start Up.)  I have many programs listed here that are UNchecked and would like to eliminate them.

Karl



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by:darthg8r
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The area by your clock?  If so, most programs give you the option somewhere in it's preferences for running in the taskbar.  If a program you want to be there doesn't have that option, it can't be done.  
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You can automatically start a program by dropping a shortcut into the Startup folder. This folder is available by right clicking the Start button and choosing explore, and navigate under programs to the startup flder.

To remove programs that are listed in MSconfig-startup, you need to uninstall them
Control panel - add/remove programs.

If there is no install / uninstall available then delete the file shown in the startup tab or registry entry.

I hope this helps !
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by:stevenlewis
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the bottom right? you mean the system tray, by the clock? If so try quicktray
http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/start-146.shtml
as far as the ones listed in msconfig, that you have uninstalled, and still left the entries there, check the registry
check these paths
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices-]
Note these are the ones with the minus (-) after them
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by:JYox
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You should be able to right click in the start menu, where there is not already an icon and select properties. from there you can clear what is in there and add more or delete some.
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by:KarlAibling
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Thanks one and all for your answers.  SysExpert, your answer is a simple solution for auto-start up.  Wish you would have added the registry hacking moves.....

Karl
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