Windows 98 start menu, programs menu non scrolling

Posted on 2003-03-13
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have quite a large number of folders in my programs menu and instead of scrolling up and down through them when I select programs I want to see them all in columns.
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ID: 8133466
Home > Windows > Start Menu and Taskbar

                   Enable Start Menu Scrolling (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP)

                   This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager. Download Now!

                   When there are more items on the Start Menu than can fit on the screen, Windows can either
                   create a second column of items or it can create a scrolling menu. This tweak controls that

                   Open your registry and find or create the key below.

                   Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "StartMenuScrollPrograms" and set
                   it according to the value data below.

                   Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

                                                              (value not set)



                   Registry Settings
                   User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
                   System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
                   Value Name: StartMenuScrollPrograms
                   Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
                   Value Data: "Yes" or "No"

                   Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall
                   your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the
                   registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

                                            Last Modified: November 14, 2002


Expert Comment

ID: 8133474
Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ explorer\ Advanced.
Select New and then String Value from the Edit menu, and type StartMenuScrollPrograms as the name for the new value. Now, double-click on the StartMenuScrollPrograms value, and type FALSE as the data for this value.
Click Ok and then close the Registry Editor when you're done. This setting should take effect immediately.

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