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Solved: Condense the start >all program listing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ljbirns, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. ljbirns

    ljbirns Thread Starter

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    I run windows XP. When I go to START > All Programs I get 4 columns of programs
    Each column appears to be about 3 inches wide on my 14.5 inch laptop screen.
    The 4 th column ( on the right ) shows only about 1.5 inches and of course the listing shows only the first part of the program names.
    Is there a way to make the columns narrower so that I could get 5 or 6 columns of program listing ?

    Thanks

    Lew
     
  2. mike5532g

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  3. ljbirns

    ljbirns Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Mike

    I am going to go the new folder route. I think a long scroll would be a pain.

    Lew
     
  4. bbearren

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    The width of the columns is determined by the longest name displayed. You can group similar programs into folders, and that will reduce the number of entries in the programs list. For example, put all your game program shortcuts in a "Games" folder.
     
  5. ljbirns

    ljbirns Thread Starter

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    OK bbearren

    Terriffic. I shortened some loooong program names and bingo the columns narrowed.
    It is a wonderful thing. i am also grouping my similar programs
    Thank you both. In about an hour a problem that I couldn't figure out has been solved.

    Lew
     
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