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May 9, 2004 9:47:42 AM

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I have two limited accounts on my system - one for my
wife and another for my 9 year old daughter.

I'd like to modify the Start menu for each of these
users. Specifically, I don't want my daughter having
access to any System Maintenance functions (including
Tweak UI) that could potentially damage my system if she
plays around with them.

I can't seem to delete any items from the Start Menu
unless I'm logged in as an Administrator and I don't want
these changes to be system wide, but rather for specific
users only.

Can anyone offer any information? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
May 9, 2004 11:51:46 AM

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Jeremy wrote:
> I have two limited accounts on my system - one for my
> wife and another for my 9 year old daughter.
>
> I'd like to modify the Start menu for each of these
> users. Specifically, I don't want my daughter having
> access to any System Maintenance functions (including
> Tweak UI) that could potentially damage my system if she
> plays around with them.
>
> I can't seem to delete any items from the Start Menu
> unless I'm logged in as an Administrator and I don't want
> these changes to be system wide, but rather for specific
> users only.
>
> Can anyone offer any information? Thanks in advance.

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME

Put anything you want everyone to see in the "ALL USERS" start menu.
Put anything you want for the individual users in their corresponding Start
Menu folders.

Essentially, you may (if you want your wife and yourself to have some things
the same and your child not to have some of that) have duplicate copies in
different Start Menu areas.

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<- Shenan ->
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May 9, 2004 12:49:56 PM

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>-----Original Message-----
>Jeremy wrote:
>> I have two limited accounts on my system - one for my
>> wife and another for my 9 year old daughter.
>>
>> I'd like to modify the Start menu for each of these
>> users. Specifically, I don't want my daughter having
>> access to any System Maintenance functions (including
>> Tweak UI) that could potentially damage my system if
she
>> plays around with them.
>>
>> I can't seem to delete any items from the Start Menu
>> unless I'm logged in as an Administrator and I don't
want
>> these changes to be system wide, but rather for
specific
>> users only.
>>
>> Can anyone offer any information? Thanks in advance.
>
>C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME
>
>Put anything you want everyone to see in the "ALL USERS"
start menu.
>Put anything you want for the individual users in their
corresponding Start
>Menu folders.
>
>Essentially, you may (if you want your wife and yourself
to have some things
>the same and your child not to have some of that) have
duplicate copies in
>different Start Menu areas.
>
>--
><- Shenan ->
>--
>
>
>.
Thanks - that did the trick. Surprisingly it didn't work
quite the way I expected. Initially I copied all the
Shared Start Menu items into my Start Menu and then tried
deleting the unwanted ones from the Shared folder. This
resulted in all instances of the item (including MINE!)
being deleted.

Instead, I ended up moving the items (right click and
drag) from the Shared folder to My folder and that worked
just fine.

Thanks for your help - I appreciate it.
!