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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 11, 2005 11:41:16 PM

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When I go to my laptop, running WinXP Pro, and select 'Start' 'Programs'
then right click on any listed folder or shortcut there, I get a quick
'flash' of something. Too quick to read anything...but no normal right click
menu! I use this to re-sort the folders/programs on all of my other
machines, but it won't even bring up the menu on the Laptop. I did a clean
install, from the HP disks, and everything went well, everything else works
fine. Any ideas?

John
HP Pavilion ZE5500, WinXP Pro
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 12, 2005 3:10:03 PM

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John,

You need to enable the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" Option in your start
menu properties. Follow these steps:

Classic Start Menu:
Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
Enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."

For New Start Menu:
Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
Click "Advanced" tab and enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."

--
Ramesh Srinivasan
MS-MVP, Windows Shell

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...

"John C. Iliff" <joniliff@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:w7Hqe.2824$Z44.1470@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> When I go to my laptop, running WinXP Pro, and select 'Start' 'Programs'
> then right click on any listed folder or shortcut there, I get a quick
> 'flash' of something. Too quick to read anything...but no normal right
> click menu! I use this to re-sort the folders/programs on all of my other
> machines, but it won't even bring up the menu on the Laptop. I did a clean
> install, from the HP disks, and everything went well, everything else
> works fine. Any ideas?
>
> John
> HP Pavilion ZE5500, WinXP Pro
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 12, 2005 3:10:04 PM

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Thank you...that solved it!

John
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o BOmKFxbFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> John,
>
> You need to enable the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" Option in your start
> menu properties. Follow these steps:
>
> Classic Start Menu:
> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
> Enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>
> For New Start Menu:
> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
> Click "Advanced" tab and enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>
> --
> Ramesh Srinivasan
> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>
> "John C. Iliff" <joniliff@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:w7Hqe.2824$Z44.1470@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
>> When I go to my laptop, running WinXP Pro, and select 'Start' 'Programs'
>> then right click on any listed folder or shortcut there, I get a quick
>> 'flash' of something. Too quick to read anything...but no normal right
>> click menu! I use this to re-sort the folders/programs on all of my other
>> machines, but it won't even bring up the menu on the Laptop. I did a
>> clean install, from the HP disks, and everything went well, everything
>> else works fine. Any ideas?
>>
>> John
>> HP Pavilion ZE5500, WinXP Pro
>>
>
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 12, 2005 8:46:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

You're welcome.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...

"John C. Iliff" <joniliff@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:5wUqe.27180$J12.24247@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
> Thank you...that solved it!
>
> John
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o BOmKFxbFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> John,
>>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 6, 2005 7:46:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> John,
>
> You need to enable the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" Option in your start
> menu properties. Follow these steps:
>
> Classic Start Menu:
> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
> Enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>
> For New Start Menu:
> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
> Click "Advanced" tab and enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>
> --
> Ramesh Srinivasan
> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>
> "John C. Iliff" <joniliff@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:w7Hqe.2824$Z44.1470@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> > When I go to my laptop, running WinXP Pro, and select 'Start' 'Programs'
> > then right click on any listed folder or shortcut there, I get a quick
> > 'flash' of something. Too quick to read anything...but no normal right
> > click menu! I use this to re-sort the folders/programs on all of my other
> > machines, but it won't even bring up the menu on the Laptop. I did a clean
> > install, from the HP disks, and everything went well, everything else
> > works fine. Any ideas?
> >
> > John
> > HP Pavilion ZE5500, WinXP Pro
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 6, 2005 7:51:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Ramesh,

Using WindowsXP SP2, right click on any entry in the "All Programs" list
results in a flash and no menu. I am unable to click and drag to move new
enteries from the bottom of the list. I followed these instructions but
there is no choice to "Enable Dragging and Dropping" in the Start menu
properties.

Is there a repair for this?

Art

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> John,
>
> You need to enable the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" Option in your start
> menu properties. Follow these steps:
>
> Classic Start Menu:
> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
> Enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>
> For New Start Menu:
> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
> Click "Advanced" tab and enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>
> --
> Ramesh Srinivasan
> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>
> "John C. Iliff" <joniliff@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:w7Hqe.2824$Z44.1470@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
> > When I go to my laptop, running WinXP Pro, and select 'Start' 'Programs'
> > then right click on any listed folder or shortcut there, I get a quick
> > 'flash' of something. Too quick to read anything...but no normal right
> > click menu! I use this to re-sort the folders/programs on all of my other
> > machines, but it won't even bring up the menu on the Laptop. I did a clean
> > install, from the HP disks, and everything went well, everything else
> > works fine. Any ideas?
> >
> > John
> > HP Pavilion ZE5500, WinXP Pro
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 6, 2005 8:47:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Art,

If the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" is unavailable, it's due to
NoChangeStartMenu Policy setting.
See : http://windowsxp.mvps.org/smrightclick.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Art B" <Art B@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5D9222A6-FA75-4AE9-8B4D-44345F8C6B45@microsoft.com...
> Ramesh,
>
> Using WindowsXP SP2, right click on any entry in the "All Programs" list
> results in a flash and no menu. I am unable to click and drag to move new
> enteries from the bottom of the list. I followed these instructions but
> there is no choice to "Enable Dragging and Dropping" in the Start menu
> properties.
>
> Is there a repair for this?
>
> Art
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> John,
>>
>> You need to enable the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" Option in your
>> start
>> menu properties. Follow these steps:
>>
>> Classic Start Menu:
>> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
>> Enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>>
>> For New Start Menu:
>> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
>> Click "Advanced" tab and enable the option "Enable Dragging and
>> Dropping."
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh Srinivasan
>> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>>
>> "John C. Iliff" <joniliff@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:w7Hqe.2824$Z44.1470@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
>> > When I go to my laptop, running WinXP Pro, and select 'Start'
>> > 'Programs'
>> > then right click on any listed folder or shortcut there, I get a quick
>> > 'flash' of something. Too quick to read anything...but no normal right
>> > click menu! I use this to re-sort the folders/programs on all of my
>> > other
>> > machines, but it won't even bring up the menu on the Laptop. I did a
>> > clean
>> > install, from the HP disks, and everything went well, everything else
>> > works fine. Any ideas?
>> >
>> > John
>> > HP Pavilion ZE5500, WinXP Pro
>> >
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 6, 2005 11:09:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Ramesh,

You are correct and this has resolved the problem. I sincerely appreciate
the effort you have made on my behalf.

Art
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u35w%23RtsFHA.3720@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Art,

If the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" is unavailable, it's due to
NoChangeStartMenu Policy setting.
See : http://windowsxp.mvps.org/smrightclick.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Art B" <Art B@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5D9222A6-FA75-4AE9-8B4D-44345F8C6B45@microsoft.com...
> Ramesh,
>
> Using WindowsXP SP2, right click on any entry in the "All Programs" list
> results in a flash and no menu. I am unable to click and drag to move new
> enteries from the bottom of the list. I followed these instructions but
> there is no choice to "Enable Dragging and Dropping" in the Start menu
> properties.
>
> Is there a repair for this?
>
> Art
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> John,
>>
>> You need to enable the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" Option in your
>> start
>> menu properties. Follow these steps:
>>
>> Classic Start Menu:
>> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
>> Enable the option "Enable Dragging and Dropping."
>>
>> For New Start Menu:
>> Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab, choose Customize
>> Click "Advanced" tab and enable the option "Enable Dragging and
>> Dropping."
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh Srinivasan
>> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>>
>> "John C. Iliff" <joniliff@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:w7Hqe.2824$Z44.1470@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
>> > When I go to my laptop, running WinXP Pro, and select 'Start'
>> > 'Programs'
>> > then right click on any listed folder or shortcut there, I get a quick
>> > 'flash' of something. Too quick to read anything...but no normal right
>> > click menu! I use this to re-sort the folders/programs on all of my
>> > other
>> > machines, but it won't even bring up the menu on the Laptop. I did a
>> > clean
>> > install, from the HP disks, and everything went well, everything else
>> > works fine. Any ideas?
>> >
>> > John
>> > HP Pavilion ZE5500, WinXP Pro
>> >
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 7, 2005 2:15:40 PM

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You're welcome Art.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Art Beck" <icanoe2@munge.earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:u$tc8fzsFHA.1960@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Ramesh,
>
> You are correct and this has resolved the problem. I sincerely appreciate
> the effort you have made on my behalf.
>
> Art
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:u35w%23RtsFHA.3720@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Art,
>
> If the "Enable Dragging and Dropping" is unavailable, it's due to
> NoChangeStartMenu Policy setting.
> See : http://windowsxp.mvps.org/smrightclick.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
!