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03-Dec-2009, 04:51 PM #1
Solved: Add Programs To Start Menu
I'm trying to add quick links to my start menu. I know that this process should be easy: drag and drop right? And yet every time I try it comes up with the refusing mouse. If I try too add it manually by going to C:\Users\Admin\Start Menu and adding a shortcut there then it will appear in the all programs list at the top. This is really annoying. And yes, I do have "Enable dragging and dropping" unfortunately this still refuses to work. Do you think that someone might have manually disabled it from services.msc or something like that? If so then I shouldn't be too hard fix right? Any thoughts?
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03-Dec-2009, 04:59 PM #2
I don't think you can manually disable that - windows isn't that configurable to my knowledge.

Did you try right-clicking on them and selecting "Pin to Start Menu"?

You ARE trying to move from the "Quick Launch" toolbar?
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03-Dec-2009, 05:17 PM #3
The "pin to start menu" option isn't there but what do you mean by your comment "You ARE trying to move from the "Quick Launch" toolbar?" do you mean to drag and drop icons that are in the quick launch toolbar? If so then yes, I have tried that
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03-Dec-2009, 05:24 PM #4
If you right-click on an "All Programs/Program/AnyShortcut" link, does it give you a "Pin to Start Menu" option then?
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03-Dec-2009, 05:25 PM #5
emmmmmmm no
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03-Dec-2009, 05:27 PM #6
the reason why I thought that it might be in services.msc is because the guy who set up my PC manually disabled themes and some other functions from there, causing my a lot of bother. Until I worked out how to fix it
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03-Dec-2009, 05:37 PM #7
To add a program to the Start menu, right-click on Start > click on Properties > Customize... > Add.
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03-Dec-2009, 05:43 PM #8
there is no "add" option there is however an option saying max number of programs in start menu but this is set to 15 and does nothing for me. It might be in advanced but haven't found anything relevant
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03-Dec-2009, 05:45 PM #9
Select the Customize from the Classic Start menu.
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03-Dec-2009, 05:50 PM #10
I've tried this and it works but when I set it back to normal start menu it moves to all programs list at the top like before. There's got to be a way of keeping it there! Arrrggghhh
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03-Dec-2009, 05:54 PM #11
I prefer the Classic Start menu so I leave it there.
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03-Dec-2009, 05:55 PM #12
So you have no more ideas?
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03-Dec-2009, 06:25 PM #14
don't really mind anymore, downloaded http://lifehacker.com/272122/vista-s...p-with-vistart (the vista start menu for XP) which works so I'm happy now. Although i'm not going to mark this as solved as I still want an answer
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03-Dec-2009, 06:57 PM #15

That does work. You can't add the shortcut in an empty space in the Start menu. Try dragging the shortcut in between the other programs.
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