Start > Programs menu too large...

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
One one of my test machines, I install software left and right until I re-install the OS...

Well at the current moment I have a few hundred programs installed and they all do not fit onto the screen when I access Start > Programs;
I remember Win98 or so had a scrollable Programs menu... not the best solution, but an idea...

update: I edited:
Value Name: StartMenuScrollPrograms
Data Type: REG_SZ
Data:YES or NO
to YES
Works OK, but not the best solution and I guess there is no other? Just imagine siting there waiting for it to scroll past hundreds of programs...

What are my options?
Thank you...
Question by:InGearX
    LVL 8

    Accepted Solution

    Drag the taskbar so it becomes bigger and place some programes on there, and also on the desktop, so that way you have 3 locations at easy access to your programs, or create a folder and put programes in cateogories.

    I know this aint ideal.

    LVL 10

    Assisted Solution

    Hi There,
    your best bet might be to right click on the task bar and select 'properties'.
    Then in the 'Start Menu' tab click 'Classic Start Menu'
    Then Click 'Customize'

    Then at the top if you select 'Advanced' you can then navigate into your start menu and create new folders and place the program short cuts in them.
    e.g Create a folder called 'Games' and drag all the games shortcuts into it. That means that when you goto the menu you will only see the games folder until you mouse over it.

    Hope this helps


    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    Try this,

    Right click on

    Task bar -> Properties -> Start menu -> Customize -> Advanced -> "Start Menu Items" Box -> Select "Scroll Programs".

    Hope this works.
    LVL 3

    Assisted Solution

    Also right click on any of the "programs" and select "Sort by Name", this way you should be able to select any program with the name by pointing your mouse on any program and clicking the first letter of the required program on the keyboard"
    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    No objections


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