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Resorting the Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 9Dad, Jul 14, 2006.

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  1. 9Dad

    9Dad Thread Starter

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    I would like to put my XP start menu in alphabetical order. I used to be able to do this in 98 by removing an "order" variable from the registry, however I can't find it in XP.
     
  2. valis

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    the entire start menu, or all the applications? If the latter, right click on any of the apps and choose 'sort by name'. If the former, dunno. I only have about 6 things in the former, and as such would just do it manually.

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  3. 9Dad

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    I was hoping to do the entire start menu at once rather than each item individually.
     
  4. valis

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    dunno. You can try right clicking on the taskbar > properties > start menu tab > classic button > customize > sort, but that didn't work for me on the start menu itself, only on the apps.

    I got nothing, sorry.

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  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    The "order" you were looking for is most likely HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder and, at the bottom of this page it would appear that removing it, will re-order the list.
     
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