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All Programs List Speed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Daggett_, Oct 8, 2006.

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  1. Daggett_

    Daggett_ Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I've tried searching this forum and did some Googling but haven't seen a cure for this. I have a pretty fair amount of programs installed and my 'all programs' list is pretty long. The problem is it takes almost 30 seconds to scroll from the top to the bottom, which is annoying when I want to start a program that's at the bottom (or top) of the list. Does anyone know of a registry hack or something that can speed it up?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. stantley

    stantley

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    What I do, instead of scrolling my programs, I put folders within folders. For example, I have a folder called Spyware Utilities and within that I have Spybot, Adaware, etc. So when I open Start > All Programs there are two columns that fill the screen. When I add something that would spill over to a third column, I just put it in an existing folder.
     
  3. Daggett_

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    I thought of that, but it will take a while to categorize all 350-400 folders so I only want to do that as a last resort.

    Thanks :)
     
  4. stantley

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    Wow, I thought I had a lot of programs. :eek:
     
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