Can't see all my programs

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

When I click on Start>All Programs I can't see all the programs that are
listed on the far right side of the window.I can see only a very small
portion of the list on the far right and cannot read their names. What can I
do to be able to be able to see all the programs in the All Programs
list??????? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
--
Patrick insider@citlink.net
1 answer Last reply
More about programs
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "PatrickMc" <PatrickMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:142C33E2-CEDA-43BE-A74B-6B75C52B04E4@microsoft.com...
    > When I click on Start>All Programs I can't see all the programs that
    > are
    > listed on the far right side of the window.I can see only a very small
    > portion of the list on the far right and cannot read their names.
    > What can I
    > do to be able to be able to see all the programs in the All Programs
    > list??????? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    > --
    > Patrick insider@citlink.net


    You've created a huge flat list of applications under the Programs
    folder in your Start menu. The result is that your screen isn't wide
    enough to show those hundreds of entries. Learn to categorize and group
    similar applications. Create a Communications folder and put your
    communications-related applications under there (and create further
    subfolders for IE, e-mail, and other groupings). Create an Applications
    folder and put your apps in there, creating subfolders for items like MS
    Office or other similar apps. Basically you create a hierarchy of
    folders in your Start menu so each submenu doesn't have hundreds of
    entries but instead just a dozen, or so. You then navigate through your
    shorter-named folders. It might sound like a lot more navigation but is
    isn't any more work to navigate Start -> Programs -> Communications ->
    Outlook Express than to keep searching around in a huge flat list where
    you piled in all those entries. The popup menu hierarchy isn't designed
    to replace Explorer at presenting in indefinite list of entries whether
    flat listed in one menu or grouped into a hierarchy of folders (but the
    grouping into a hierarchy can lead to shorter menus). Organize.

    --
    ____________________________________________________________
    For e-mail, remove "NIX" and add "#LAH" passcode to Subject.
    ____________________________________________________________
Ask a new question

Read More

Microsoft Windows XP