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Couple XP questions

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TheFamilyGuy, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. TheFamilyGuy

    TheFamilyGuy Thread Starter

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    On windows ME, you could right click on the programs button in the start menu, click open, and it would bring up a window displaying all the contents of the menu. You could move things into folders, create new folders, etc.. In XP, when I open the programs windows, it only displays a few of the folders, and a few of the icons. How can I set this to display everything thats in my programs menu?
     
  2. mobo

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    Right click an empty space on the taskbar and select properties / start menu / customize / advanced / uncheck "scroll programs" click ok then apply.
     
  3. Squashman

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    I think he wants it so that it shows all the programs when he clicks Start > Programs. Instead of just showing the most recently used programs and having to click the arrow to show all of them.

    If that is the case, go to the same spot that Mobo pointed you to and Uncheck Personalized Menus.
     
  4. mobo

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    Yes and if you uncheck "scroll programs" then the full list will appear when you click start / programs
     
  5. TheFamilyGuy

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    That's not what I mean. I'll just give you an example. OK, so I just installed Office and it put six separate icons into my programs menu. Theres MS Access, then MS Excel, etc.. How can I make a new folder and put these six icons into it?
     
  6. Squashman

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    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

    Make a folder in there.
     
  7. TheFamilyGuy

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    Thanks a lot Squashman, that was it
     
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