Start Menu programs

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I'd like to modify my start menu. What I see is:

Some of the programs I have recently run are at the bottom left of this
menu. I have no idea what rules determine which programs get there,
and which programs don't.

I can drag one of these programs above the line so it stays all the
time. This is where my browser and e-mail program can be checked to
appear when I modify properties.

How do I:

Get a program that doesn't currently appear on these lists after I run
them to appear (or not to appear)?

Move a folder that I use a lot to this menu?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_menu.htm

    You can drag any program/folder to the start menu.

    "Howard Brazee" wrote:

    > I'd like to modify my start menu. What I see is:
    >
    > Some of the programs I have recently run are at the bottom left of this
    > menu. I have no idea what rules determine which programs get there,
    > and which programs don't.
    >
    > I can drag one of these programs above the line so it stays all the
    > time. This is where my browser and e-mail program can be checked to
    > appear when I modify properties.
    >
    > How do I:
    >
    > Get a program that doesn't currently appear on these lists after I run
    > them to appear (or not to appear)?
    >
    > Move a folder that I use a lot to this menu?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    My suggestion is to turn off Personalized Menus. R-click the Start
    button and Properties, Customize, Scroll to the bottom.

    Howard Brazee wrote:

    > I'd like to modify my start menu. What I see is:
    >
    > Some of the programs I have recently run are at the bottom left of this
    > menu. I have no idea what rules determine which programs get there,
    > and which programs don't.
    >
    > I can drag one of these programs above the line so it stays all the
    > time. This is where my browser and e-mail program can be checked to
    > appear when I modify properties.
    >
    > How do I:
    >
    > Get a program that doesn't currently appear on these lists after I run
    > them to appear (or not to appear)?
    >
    > Move a folder that I use a lot to this menu?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    TimH wrote:
    > http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_menu.htm
    >
    > You can drag any program/folder to the start menu.

    How? I have the Windows XP menu (not the classic), and I'd like to
    drag a shortcut of a folder to the start menu.


    I opened my Start menu and went to drag a the folder, when I clicked on
    that folder, my start menu disappeared. I draged it to the start
    button and waited a bit, and then my Start menu appeared again. I
    tried to drag it to where I wanted it, but the only place I could seem
    to drop it is within another folder being displayed.

    What am I missing?
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Bob I wrote:
    > My suggestion is to turn off Personalized Menus. R-click the Start
    > button and Properties, Customize, Scroll to the bottom.

    I'm not finding this option. How does turning off Personalized Menus
    enable me to copy a folder to my START menu?
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Let's you see what is there instead of hiding some of it. Also put a
    check in the box for "Enable drag and drop".

    Howard Brazee wrote:

    > Bob I wrote:
    >
    >> My suggestion is to turn off Personalized Menus. R-click the Start
    >> button and Properties, Customize, Scroll to the bottom.
    >
    >
    > I'm not finding this option. How does turning off Personalized Menus
    > enable me to copy a folder to my START menu?
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    You my manage start menu items like files.

    In multiuser operating systems, such as Windows XP, shortcuts and
    folders from the Start menu are stored in the following folders -
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
    For all users
    C:\Documents and Settings\John\Start Menu
    For the user John

    To access these shortcuts and folders, just right-click the Start
    button and select "Explore"
    More -
    http://www.tidystartmenu.com/how_the_program_works.shtml


    --
    Best regards, Denis Nazarenko
    Tidy Start Menu - http://www.tidystartmenu.com
    Arum Switcher - http://www.sprigsoft.com/en/arum/index.shtml
    Lower Case Switcher - http://www.lower-case-switcher.com/
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 14:10:30 -0500, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >Howard Brazee wrote:
    >
    >> Bob I wrote:
    >>
    >>> My suggestion is to turn off Personalized Menus. R-click the Start
    >>> button and Properties, Customize, Scroll to the bottom.
    >>
    >>
    >> I'm not finding this option. How does turning off Personalized Menus
    >> enable me to copy a folder to my START menu?

    >Let's you see what is there instead of hiding some of it. Also put a
    >check in the box for "Enable drag and drop".

    "Enable drag and drop" is checked. I have no idea whether
    Personalized Menus is turned off or not - I still can't find it.
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    On 20 Sep 2005 04:33:17 -0700, sprigsoft@gmail.com wrote:

    >You my manage start menu items like files.
    >
    >In multiuser operating systems, such as Windows XP, shortcuts and
    >folders from the Start menu are stored in the following folders -
    >C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
    >For all users
    >C:\Documents and Settings\John\Start Menu
    >For the user John

    That works fine with "classic start menu". I'm used to doing that to
    have a shortcut to a folder I want with on the Start Menu in "classic
    view". Switching to the classic start menu verifies it still works.
    I can't pin a shortcut to a folder (and locations should be on the
    right side of the XP start menu anyway).
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    That "check box" only appears in the "Classic View". As for "Copying a
    folder to the start menu" Why would you do that?!? Shortcut to a folder,
    yes. Make a shortcut to the folder on the Desktop, Drag and hold it over
    the start button, when the Start menu opens Drop the shortcut in the
    "pinned area".

    Howard Brazee wrote:
    > On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 14:10:30 -0500, Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Howard Brazee wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Bob I wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>My suggestion is to turn off Personalized Menus. R-click the Start
    >>>>button and Properties, Customize, Scroll to the bottom.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>I'm not finding this option. How does turning off Personalized Menus
    >>>enable me to copy a folder to my START menu?
    >
    >
    >>Let's you see what is there instead of hiding some of it. Also put a
    >>check in the box for "Enable drag and drop".
    >
    >
    > "Enable drag and drop" is checked. I have no idea whether
    > Personalized Menus is turned off or not - I still can't find it.
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