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Anonymous
January 4, 2005 4:13:03 PM

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I like to use Windows Explore by right clicking the Start button in the
bottom left of my screen. It has become cluttered with progam launch
shortcuts. How do I edit/remove these shortcuts? Thanks
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 7:10:17 PM

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"Emvis" <Emvis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I like to use Windows Explore by right clicking the Start button in
> the bottom left of my screen. It has become cluttered with progam
> launch shortcuts. How do I edit/remove these shortcuts? Thanks

Highlight the shortcut and press the Delete key.

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Anonymous
January 4, 2005 7:10:18 PM

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If you mean highlight by placing you mouse over it.....it dosen't seem to
work. It will activate the shortcut if I right or left click it.

"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP" wrote:

> "Emvis" <Emvis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:83CFA606-0189-4ADA-A16F-072E570871AC@microsoft.com
> > I like to use Windows Explore by right clicking the Start button in
> > the bottom left of my screen. It has become cluttered with progam
> > launch shortcuts. How do I edit/remove these shortcuts? Thanks
>
> Highlight the shortcut and press the Delete key.
>
> --
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
> Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
> http://www.fjsmjs.com
> Protect your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/defau...
>
>
>
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January 4, 2005 7:10:19 PM

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Weird on the right click part
Usally just right click and choose remove from start menu/ "unpin it"
Good luck

"Emvis" wrote:

> If you mean highlight by placing you mouse over it.....it dosen't seem to
> work. It will activate the shortcut if I right or left click it.
>
> "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
> > "Emvis" <Emvis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:83CFA606-0189-4ADA-A16F-072E570871AC@microsoft.com
> > > I like to use Windows Explore by right clicking the Start button in
> > > the bottom left of my screen. It has become cluttered with progam
> > > launch shortcuts. How do I edit/remove these shortcuts? Thanks
> >
> > Highlight the shortcut and press the Delete key.
> >
> > --
> > Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
> > Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
> > http://www.fjsmjs.com
> > Protect your PC
> > http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/defau...
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 7:17:02 PM

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If you left click the start button the main menu appears...if you right click
it shows a menu with OPEN EXPLORE SEARCH.etc....there are now other shortcuts
there from various software installations.......I cannot figure out how to
remove them

"DTM" wrote:

> Weird on the right click part
> Usally just right click and choose remove from start menu/ "unpin it"
> Good luck
>
> "Emvis" wrote:
>
> > If you mean highlight by placing you mouse over it.....it dosen't seem to
> > work. It will activate the shortcut if I right or left click it.
> >
> > "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> > > "Emvis" <Emvis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:83CFA606-0189-4ADA-A16F-072E570871AC@microsoft.com
> > > > I like to use Windows Explore by right clicking the Start button in
> > > > the bottom left of my screen. It has become cluttered with progam
> > > > launch shortcuts. How do I edit/remove these shortcuts? Thanks
> > >
> > > Highlight the shortcut and press the Delete key.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
> > > Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
> > > http://www.fjsmjs.com
> > > Protect your PC
> > > http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/defau...
> > >
> > >
> > >
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 9:16:26 PM

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In news:F4999912-7FD1-435D-BFCD-D683BD32B00F@microsoft.com,
Emvis <Emvis@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> If you left click the start button the main menu appears...if
> you
> right click it shows a menu with OPEN EXPLORE
> SEARCH.etc....there are
> now other shortcuts there from various software
> installations.......I
> cannot figure out how to remove them


It requires a registry edit. If you're comfortable editing the
registry go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell and remove them
there.


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Anonymous
January 4, 2005 9:16:27 PM

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The shell folder is at default with one additional folder in it called find.
Within find are folders called command and ddeexec. Within the Directory
folder there are a number of files in shellex that may have a link to the
right click menu.....I'm not sure where to go from here

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:F4999912-7FD1-435D-BFCD-D683BD32B00F@microsoft.com,
> Emvis <Emvis@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
> > If you left click the start button the main menu appears...if
> > you
> > right click it shows a menu with OPEN EXPLORE
> > SEARCH.etc....there are
> > now other shortcuts there from various software
> > installations.......I
> > cannot figure out how to remove them
>
>
> It requires a registry edit. If you're comfortable editing the
> registry go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell and remove them
> there.
>
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>
>
!