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Start menu order in Windows 10

Question: Start menu order in Windows 10

I have a new box with my first installation of Win 10 and I am trying to figure out the start menu interface. I downloaded and installed Firefox and the installer package created a start menu shortcut with a name of "Mozilla Firefox". Fair enough, but I am used to having it on a start menu sorted alphabetically with the short name "Firefox". So, I went into c:\programdata\Microsoft\windows\start menu and did a rename, which worked fine.
The problem is that Firefox still sorts in the "M" group as if it was still name Mozilla even though the icon reads Firefox and should, logically, sort with the "F" group. Is there a fix for this?

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Answer: Start menu order in Windows 10

I dont think there is a fix for this, but perhaps some one else here may know ...

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Hiya!!

I just wanna know is there any chance to change my start menu shortcut order, here's a screenshot where you can see better what i meant:



Now here's the order what i want:

Computer
Enigma
Documents
Downloads
Music
Pictures
Control Panel

Answer:Windows 7 start menu shortcut order

Hmmm!, nice idea, albeit I attempted to fine a way, as of yet nothing. Will try some more, but maybe someone will come up with an idea, or a way to change them in the mean time.

Let us know if you come up with something; it would be interesting to know. . .

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Question: Start menu order

Hello, why are program icons ordered above folders in the windows 7 start menu? Is there any way I can change it?

Also, if anyone knows of a third party app to impliment the classic start menu, PLEASE let me know, this start menu is absolutely not going to work for me.
Thanks

Answer:Start menu order

Vista Start Menu – Convenient alternative to Start menu

A reasonably nice alternative.

Any dock.

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Hello,

I need help with my start menu order. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Items dialogue under Customize Start Menu I have *Sort All Menu Items by name* unchecked.

Regardless of this, my All Programs start menu will not maintain the order that I choose to put it in. I run the box as an administrator and I am the only user of the computer and have no other user accounts other than the one Administrator account that I use and the Guest account, which is turned off.

The folders in the Start Menu seem to maintain their modified order that I arrange them in until I delete a random icon in one of the folders or use Add/Remove programs to remove a program or install a program that adds an icon or folder to the start menu.

At this point, all folders and icons go back to alphabetical order. Then I have to painstakingly drag each folder back to the order I wish it to be in and then open each folder and rearrange all the icons inside each individual folder back to an order that I prefer.

They also rearrange themselves on every restart of the computer.

I have had to resort to numbering the folders like this:



to prevent them from reverting to alphabetical ordering.

I can't tell you how many times I have had to drag and drop all the folders, and all the icons within those folders, back to a position that I like having them in. The folders, when they are numbered as they are in the photo above, do not reorganize themselves but, the icons within the folders stil... Read more

Answer:Start Menu Order + Catastrophe

I guess no one here has run into this difficulty and successfully fixed it. Unfortunately, even a complete reinstall doesn't help. This board was my last hope considering the lack of available help venues online for Windows 7.

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hi
i have added some programs to my start menu

clicked on the program and added
so when i click start , i can see quickly the programs i use most

but sometime windows 7 mess up the order
i guess it sort by how many time i have launched a program
is there a way to reset?
thanks

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Hello,

I normally organize and rename the shortcuts in the start menu (in the folder ...\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu) to shorter or more memorable names. However, my start menu is not in alphabetical order anymore.

For example: I've renamed "Adobe Photoshop CC 2015" to "Photoshop" and "Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015" to "Premiere". So, I expect that the programs would be listed under "P" in my start menu, but, they're still on top of my menu, renamed, under the "A" letter.

This process has always worked, until now. Is there something I can do to fix it?

Thank you in advance,

Answer:Start menu not in alphabetical order

Hi, I think the problem is that the Win 10 start menu does not behave in the same way as traditional start menus in respect of legacy folder-based menus we're used to.

Many of my 'normal' entries in my start menu aren't even present in the Win 10 start menu. Subfolders (E.g. the folder created by a program I install containing its shortcuts) aren't even shown in the Win 10 start menu.. all the shortcuts under one letter in the start menu are linear- extracted from their folders producing this sort of absurdity:
That's why I use Classic Shell- which works as I expect.

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hi is there a way to change the order that it appears in the menu as you can see in the picture its "user, documents, pictures, music, videos, downloads" i want it to be in this order "downloads, documents, pictures, videos, music, user" and is there a way to get rid of the separator that are between "downloads, computer, control panel" thanks

Answer:Change order that buttons appear in the Start Menu??

I do not know if you can change the order in which the buttons are, but that separator is image #810 in the aero.msstyles.
Jerry

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This is about the right side of the start menu where Control Panel, Administrative Tools, etc are. Not the All Programs menu.

I recently upgraded from XP and am annoyed that the Recent Items is mid way down as I frequently use that and it is kind of hidden in that long list. I'm looking for a way to move that to the top like it was on XP. I searched tutorials using "start menu" but couldn't find anything but perhaps that isn't the right term for this area. I figure there must be some place in the registry where these items are ordered.

thanks

Answer:How to Change the Start Menu (right side) order

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You cannot do to much with the right side of the start menu, have a look at this tutorial Start Menu - Customize

If you like XP menu have a look at Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

Jerry

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I would like to put in alphabetical order the start menu items I have pinned to the start menu, it is doing my head in not being able, as it is the items appear listed as you have posted them, can anybody help please.

Answer:How can I put Start menu items in alphabetical order

Have a read through the last 2 posts in this thread.

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Hi,

I am trying to arrange the tiles in the Start Menu in the order I want but it is impossible. If I move one to, let's say, the left, the other tiles around will also move in any direction.

It is a headache, more like a brain game, to arrange them in the order you want.

I just want to have my programs in the order I want in the Start Menu.

Does anyone know if this is possible at all?

Thanks

Answer:How to arrange tiles in the Start Menu in the order you want?

It's like a puzzle. You just have to keep shifting them. Annoying isn't it.

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Somehow I must have locked out my start menu button for users (which I log on to use my computer). Lately when I click on the start menu it doesn't work. I can left click on it and bring up the window with written choices. Did I do something that doesn't allow me to left click on the start menu as a user?
 

Answer:My Admin Login Can Use My Windows 10 Start Menu But As A User Start Menu Doesn't Work.

Hi

One approach that could work for this is to use Powershell, so if you have the search box type powershell and right click and run as admin it, then once open paste this line below in and hit enter, let it run and if you see red text dont worry its normal

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Once run reboot and test the Start menu, you may have to populate the Start menu with the common used apps if you added any, but it should leave the choices you made intact.
 

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On some of my menus The Search command is above the open command so that when you click the folder to open it goes to search??????
How can I fix this?
 

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While working offline, my Dell Latitude 131L goes into hibernate. When I restart the laptop it opens to a generic "Dell" desktop picture. There is no Start Menu or toolbar. No desktop icons are available. The cursor is in the middle of the screen, but is of no use. I was NOT installing any software or hardware.

I attempted to reboot, same screen appears.

I am able to start in "Safe Mode."

I attempted to use a Restore point, but each time (I tried several dates) it will not take.

I called Dell and we ran a Hardware test (Fn and Power keys), no errors were present.

Update: It loads REAL slow, taking about 15 minutes or more. But then I can not anything. After an hour of loading, I ran Kaspersky and no threats were found.

Restarted and got a blue screen that says
Checking the file System C:
The type of file system is NTSF.
The volume is dirty

Then it does a series of verifications that take a long time.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:XP loads to a generic desktop, no start menu order desktop icons

The following steps will be a good start to resolving the issue. The first thing that you should do is to check that your hard drive is not failing.On a working computer, download the diagnostic utility from the hard drive manufacturer's website to create a bootable floppy or CD.Find the brand name of your hard drive. You will find this info on the label of the hard drive (most likely you will have to remove the hard drive from the box to read the label). You will also find sufficient info to identify the drive (the model number) by looking at the hdd code in the BIOS Setup Menu, and then googling the code. Another alternative is to use something like Everest or Belarc Advisor.
EVEREST Free Edition 2.20
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http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlHard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.htmlFor Toshiba hard drives
http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticIf you have trouble identifying your hard drive manufacturer, use the Hitachi diagnostic utility: It will work with most hard drives.To make a bootable CD, download the .ISO image to your computer. If you don't have a suitable burning program, download ImgBurn and install it. Open ImgBurn, and choose to "Write image fi... Read more

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I want to open the Start Menu folder to remove some shortcuts I had created there (because back then, I wanted them to appear in my Start Menu. Now I don't.) And this has led me to this rather peculiar observation:

I can open the Start Menu folder not only for the current user but also for "All Users" by click the Start button -> right clicking "All Programs" and then selecting either from the Menu that  comes up.However, I cannot open the Start Menu folder if I do Windows+R on the keyboard to open the Run window -> type in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu" -> hit Enter key. When I press enter, the computer presented the
UAC prompted asking me if I wanted to open the Airdroid application installed on my computer. Since this was unusual, I uninstalled Airdroid and ever since, when I paste "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu" and hit enter in the Run window,
it doesn't do anything...it simply returns me to Run window again.

Why is this happening? Why doesn't the Run window open the Start Menu folder? Is this some kind of Trojan activity?

I also notice that for the past 2-3 days, since I run the last Microsoft Security Essentials scan, my computer has been rather laggy in its performance...despite the fact that the CPU usage and the Memory usage were only around the 20% mark. I remember
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Something I've pondered for a long time, and never actually gotten around to looking into:

How the $%#! does Windows Explorer decide what order to put the context menu items in? Does anyone know how to re-order it?

As far as I can tell, it's completely willy-nilly. It even seems to change from right-click to right-click. (Right-click on a few different folders. You'll see the same menu items, but sometimes the order will change for no apparent reason.)

Answer:re-order windows explorer context menu

Originally Posted by ltwally


Something I've pondered for a long time, and never actually gotten around to looking into:

How the $%#! does Windows Explorer decide what order to put the context menu items in? Does anyone know how to re-order it?

As far as I can tell, it's completely willy-nilly. It even seems to change from right-click to right-click. (Right-click on a few different folders. You'll see the same menu items, but sometimes the order will change for no apparent reason.)




hi,

download the file menu tools. Through that u can remove, add and arrange context menu.

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Hi

I wondered if anyone out there has had a similar experience to me...

For some weeks now I have had problems where the START MENU wouldn't launch, metro apps (OneDrive, Tweetium, Money, News etc) would fail to launch (just a blank window up), right mouse clicks wouldn't work, internet browsing slowed up...
Signing out of my windows account then back in again solved it... FOR A WHILE. After an hour or two gradually (one app after another etc) the same problems would occur.
Researching this, I came to the conclusion that Windows 10 was corrupt (or at least my user profile was) and a re-install was necessary. OR I also read of compatibility problems with Windows 10 in my AV software (Kaspersky Internet Security 16.0.0.614) and wondered if the problem lay there.
Yesterday I uninstalled Kaspersky and relied on Win Defender. For 2 days now (unprecedented recently) my laptop has behaved impeccably, no problems as above.
So, am I to blame Kaspersky? Am I safe with Just Win Def? Any other AV suites throwing up problems? Any Kaspersky users with any experiences to share?
Thanks!

Answer:Antivirus / Windows 10 / Start Menu, Metro Apps, Context menu issues

Hi, @JP56:

I expect my first, new Win10 system to arrive this week and intend to install KIS 2016 on it, as I have done with many Vista and Win7 boxes.
AFAIK, there is no inherent problem with KIS/KTS 2016 on Win10.

However, each computer is unique.
There may be something about your system contributing to the behavior you report.

First, I would make sure you have fully and cleanly uninstalled any previous 3rd-party AV programs, such as Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, Webroot, etc. I suggest using the vendor's removal tool, if available. HERE is a comprehensive list by one of our forum experts.

Next, I would verify through the Windows Control Panel that both Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are disabled.
KIS ought to have automatically disabled them when it was installed. But if a recent Windows update or other process re-enabled either or both of those, that could cause a problem.

The other thing is that you are running KIS 16.0.0.614 (aka "MR0").
The most current version (available in most or all locales now) is KIS 16.0.1.445(c) (aka "MR1").
Upgrading from MR0 to MR1 is probably best accomplished via a "clean" upgrade:
Have your license info on-hand, just in case.Download and save -- but do not run yet -- the MR1 installer from HERE or from the local site in your country.Uninstall MR0 from Windows control panel, keeping only the license info.Reboot.Run the MR1 installer > (activate if needed) > update > reboot.

I cannot guar... Read more

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A couple of weeks ago (well maybe 10 days ago) I turned on my computer to see that the desktop was nothing but the photograph background I usually see. My icons were gone! Taskbar, Start Menu, too.

I tried CTRL-ESC. Didn't work. I tried to run explorer.exe. Didn't work. I can't even access Control Panel (control.exe). I don't have malware or a virus (though I did just do a big clean, but only the speed of my computer improved; I still have to run all my programs through Task Manager), but I think the damage was probably done by a virus or trojan.

I've tried the Fix on Kelly's Korner. I've tried looking at Microcoft's page for help, but I can't find anything. I even tried copying the explorer.exe file from my machine at work and putting it in place of the other explorer file (I kept the original, though renamed it). Nothing has worked. I'm fed up and don't want to have to do a clean install. Can someone help me?

MissBigBlue

Answer:Major Windows Problem! No Start Menu, Task Bar, Icons, Right-click Menu . . . :(

Welcome to Bleeping Computer MissBigBlue,Which fix at kellys-korner did you try?Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm Or, Line #117 - Restore Taskbar and Start Menuhttp://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmOr, Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm Can you get into Safe Mode?Then you could try a System Restore.

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Hi

I wondered if anyone out there has had a similar experience to me...

For some weeks now I have had problems where the START MENU wouldn't launch, metro apps (OneDrive, Tweetium, Money, News etc) would fail to launch (just a blank window up), right mouse clicks wouldn't work, internet browsing slowed up...
Signing out of my windows account then back in again solved it... FOR A WHILE. After an hour or two gradually (one app after another etc) the same problems would occur.
Researching this, I came to the conclusion that Windows 10 was corrupt (or at least my user profile was) and a re-install was necessary. OR I also read of compatibility problems with Windows 10 in my AV software (Kaspersky Internet Security 16.0.0.614) and wondered if the problem lay there.
Yesterday I uninstalled Kaspersky and relied on Win Defender. For 2 days now (unprecedented recently) my laptop has behaved impeccably, no problems as above.
So, am I to blame Kaspersky? Am I safe with Just Win Def? Any other AV suites throwing up problems? Any Kaspersky users with any experiences to share?
Thanks!

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I am using Windows 10 for around 2 days now. But today my computer freezed while playing a game, so i restarted my computer and when i logged in, the start menu,notification menu and metro apps would not open anymore.
Whats is happening?

Answer:Windows 10 start menu/notification menu/metro apps not opening anymore

Looks like nobody has a working fix for this...

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Start Menu Reviver is one of the app that can help you in this regard, and thanks to version 2.5, the application does that even easier.

Start Menu Reviver 2.5 is a really major release for users and brings backward compatibility with old color schemes and more theme customization options, as well as improvements to many built-in modules, including settings, folders view, the tile background colors, and search results.

There are also lots of fixed bugs, including some aimed at tiles and color themes.

Needless to say, the application provides support for both Windows 8 and 8.1 and replaces the default Start button that?s available in the latter to launch the Start menu. A shortcut is also available to bring up the Start screen in case you?d like to keep both of them.

The app comes with a really modern design, and truth be told, this is the closest you can get when it comes to the Windows 9 Start menu, so go ahead and download Start Menu Reviver 2.5 right now to see what it?s up to.



Spoiler: Start Menu Reviver 2.5 Screenshot




Source
 

Answer:Windows 9 Start Menu with Start Menu Reviver 2.5

Windows 9 first video of the new start menu.
 

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I upgraded from Windows XP to 7. I have "menu command" and "menu pop-up" sound effects set but they are not working for the Windows 7 start menu. They used to work for XP. It was helpful to hear a sound effect whenever a menu expanded or item was pressed in the start menu. I know this may be a minor problem, but can this be fixed in a future patch or service pack?

Answer:Menu sound effects not working for Windows 7 start menu

You should be able to go into your windows sound menu and set the sounds...

Right Click Desktop > Appearance > Windows Sounds

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How do I change the order of programs that open during start-up?
 

Answer:Change start-up order in Windows XP

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Hi All,

Thanks for visiting my thread. I'm rebuilding all computers to Windows 10 at the School I work at. I've been able to lock down everything using Group Policy and Registry tweaks apart from two niggling little issues.

1. I can't get rid of Open file location when right-clicking on programs under all apps on the start menu. There is a tutorial on this site which includes registry entries to remove this option but it is not working for me. The other tutorial to remove run as administrator worked perfectly. The start menu is redirected to a folder on the DC and we don't want the students being able to browse the DC

2. I can't remove the Win + X ( right-click on Start ) context menu. I've enabled all the relevant GPO settings but this just refuses to die. All the options are disabled so this is less important than the first issue. Would be nice to know how to do this still.

Any help or advice would be greatly received. Many thanks for reading.

Kind Regards, Martin

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I have a situation where a program shows on "All Programs" but not in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs in Explorer. How can I see that shortcut or whatever in Explorer?

Also, on C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs and C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs there appear items (files, shortcuts, whatever) of the same name. What's going on here?

Thanks,

royeo
 

Answer:Program shows on "All Programs but not on username Start Menu or All Users Start Menu

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I have a Toshiba M105-S322 laptop with XP Professional. A downloaded antivirus software picked up several viruses and "cleaned" them. However the system acted funny after a restart. After another scan and restart the system will now not let me bring up windows at all. It goes through the windows load screen and as it logs on it immediately logs off. I have tried to start in safe mode but I get the same problem. I have a recovery disk that came with the laptop but not a separate windows CD. I will happily follow the "Run Me First" sticky instructions if I could just get that far. Any help is really greatly appreciated.

The laptop was not in my hands at the moment it got infected so it will be hard to be more specific until I can at least get windows up and see what happened.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Can not get windows to start in order to follow instructions

I'm sorry but at this point you are in the wrong forum. Sounds like you could have deleted the userinit.exe file or corrupted registry keys related to loading it.

You will need to work in the Software Forum and the below is your next step which requires a Windows boot CD so you need to borrow one.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545&sd=tech

Yes there are other ways to do this but that is outside the realm of this forum to discuss and would require you builld a special boot CD of your own to boot into a LinuX or Knoppix environment. Or even this UBCD4Win which still requires a Windows boot CD to make this tool.
 

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Window's 10 downloaded Nov 2015..on HP 4 year old Desktop..'compatible with Windows 10. When Click on START MENU message comes up"START MENU isn't working. We'll try to fix it the next time you sign in" I close down, sign off try again...still doesn't work. Now & then it does but seldom. HELP!

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Subject says it. Just setting up new pc for my wife. Came with XP Home preinstalled but the start menu was the classic. Switched it to the XP start menu (which I've grown to like better) and My Computer, My Network Places and Internet Explorer icons were removed from the desktop. Only recycle bin remained. Switching back to classic puts them back again. Oddly enough, when I was saving a dowload to the desktop (while set up as XP) the My Computer, My Network Places showed in the save to box when pointing at the desktop.
 

Answer:Switch from Classic Start Menu to XP Start Menu removed desktop icons

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Users missing old-time Start button in Windows 8, try Win8 Start Button. The button like most other applications tries to restore all familiar menus and options in Windows 8.
Just head over to the download page and install the application. Once installed, a familiar Windows Start orb appears in the lower left corner of your computer screen. Like the traditional Start menu, Windows 8 Start button displays two-pane Start menu which provides easy access to all your Windows programs (Documents, folders, etc).
The Windows 8 StartButton's menu displays commands for search, run, and Help. Besides, it has a Shut Down option too. Right-clicking on the orb brings up the application settings. Here, you can select a particular Start menu style. Start menu style options available are, Classic WindowsWindows XPWindows 7
Win8 Start Button can be downloaded from here.
Also see Freeware to add Start Menu or Start Button to Windows 8.

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Hi I have a clean install of windows 10 with bootcamp on a macbook 13 early 2015 using the iso downloaded from microsoft. I've also enabled compact os.

I have this same problem: Windows 10 Search can't find ANY applications. Even calculator - Super User it seems.

Win+S doesn't find native applications like Edge, Calculator or anything that I installed, like Skype.

I tried everything I found on the internet, running the search troubleshooter (it doesn't find anything wrong), deleting that registry key, using that powershell command to reinstall native apps, rebuilding the index, setting the correct en-us language everywhere, creating a new user to see if the search works there (it doesn't).
I also disabled Cortana, no change, Search behaves the same.

Search finds internal windows stuff, like everything in control panel, just not things in Start Menu.
To be clear, I'm not talking about File Explorer search, that works. Just Start Menu Search, using Win+S.

Answer:Windows 10 Start Search can't find stuff in Start Menu

Start menu search not finding applications?
Would you care to read thru that thread and see if anything helps? And assuming yours is the same symptom - I know nothing about bootcamp- please join that thread.

Key to this is search indexing working and no changes (deletions) being made to what's indexed.

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The latest 'Building Windows 8' video shared with the public appears to reveal a completely overhauled Start Menu UI, and also unveils a new flavor of the Start Screen UI that was first demoed in early June 2011.

As the Windows 8 development process moves forward, Microsoft offers more and more glimpses of not just the platform?s under-the-hood evolution, but also of the next generation look and feel of the operating system.

The software giant already made it clear that it will be adapting concepts such as Metro UI and Ribbon / Fluent UI for the next major iteration of Windows.

In the first public demonstration of Windows 8 the company showcased the new Metro-based Start Screen, an alternative to the traditional Windows interface when the OS runs on touch-enabled next generation devices, but not only.Click to expand...

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Answer:Windows 8 Metro UI Start Menu and New Start Screen UI Revealed

save lot time about this new feature on windows 8.
 

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When I click on the START menu, why is there no path for me to be able to look at say, C:/my documents/my pictures etc...There is nothing there like it is in other Windows programs I have used.

Also when I right click on a program and try to "pin to start menu", there is no option for that, only the shortcut option.

What's up with these things?

Anyone feel like helping a XP Pro Novice out here?

Thanks in advance forn your help!
 

Answer:XP Pro question Path to C: on start menu & pinning programs to start menu. XP Pro

Right-click the taskbar and look through the Properties. There are some settings in there under the Customize rubric that may help you make changes.
 

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Ok, having some strange problems..

On one profile I'm missing the start menu. I can access task manager with CTRL+ALT+DELETE, but I don't get any user names for the process'

On another profile there is a start menu but I just get an hourglass when I mouse-over it.
 

Answer:Missing Start Menu / Unable to access Start Menu (XP home)

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I have been trying to find this tweak for Explorer as long as I can remember. I wish I could control the folder view I see each time Explorer opens. I always have to close a couple folders and drives to fit the resources I want to see on my screen. Does anyone know if this view can be pre-determined and controlled by me?

Presently, I would like to do this using Win-XP Pro.

Thanks
 

Answer:What makes Windows Explorer start in Start Menu?

Hi and welcome to MajorGeeks.

It's early morning here, but I really don't understand what you are asking?
 

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This thread is meant to showcase the new Windows 10 Start menu with tiles or the more familiar Windows 8 Start Screen.

You can use either the Start Menu or Start Screen by following Brink's Tutorial

Start Menu


Start Screen

Answer:Post your Windows 10 Start menu or Start Screen

I do not like the old/new Start, so I do not intend on using it, like I do not plan on using Store.

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When I click on the Windows icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen nothing happens.

I've re-booted, restored and via Powershell I've tried the 'Get - Appx package etc' that has been suggested in a number of places on the Web. None of that has worked.

I've come to the conclusion that the only way to go is to Refresh/Reset the system.

The problem is that the normal way to do that would be to click on the Windows icon and select Settings, but the icon doesn't work.

Is there another way to get to the Recovery options?

BTW updates are automatic - and current - no new apps have been installed nor alterations made for weeks and the system was working fine yesterday.

In addition the time lag between clicking on File Explorer and the window actually appearing takes an age.


If I enter Refresh into Search the option comes up but when I click on it nothing happens.

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This thread is meant to showcase the new Windows 10 Start menu with tiles or the more familiar Windows 8 Start Screen.

You can use either the Start Menu or Start Screen by following Brink's Tutorial

Start Menu


Start Screen

Answer:Post your Windows 10 Start menu or Start Screen

I do not like the old/new Start, so I do not intend on using it, like I do not plan on using Store.

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On startup, I have it set to display the Start Screen without the Start Menu. When I exit an app the Start Menu is displayed and I have to click the Windows icon to once again display only the Start Screen (tiles only).

Answer:How to get Windows to display start screen instead of start menu

Modern Settings -> Personalization -> Start -> Select to use Full Start Screen

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Windows 8 Start Screen completely replaces classical ‘Start’ menu, available in Windows 7 and earlier versions. While, there are many applications that promises to get the menu back most of them are not compatible with Windows 8 RTM. Start Menu X is an app that gets the Start button and its menu back to Windows 8. The freeware app is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Start Menu X offers flexible configuration. How? It adds a Start button that can be customized as per one’s requirements.you can create your own start button and use it in Windows 8 as the application is compatible with Windows 8.
While installing Start Menu X, you can choose if you would like to have the Start button or not.
Download Start Menu X.
Also see Freeware to add Start Menu or Start Button to Windows 8.

Answer:Start Menu X: Get Start Menu in Windows 8 RTM

Welcome to Classic Shell

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I've seen website screengrabs showing this, but it not in my build (Win 10 Pro). How to I access?

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I've expanded the size of the Start Menu so I can put a lot of Tiles there, but when I drag a Tile to a new location it sometimes bounces back to where it had been. Other times moving a Tile somewhere will cause another Tile so shift to somewhere else.
How can I instruct the Start Menu to allow me to place (by dragging) any Tile anywhere I want?

Answer:How To Be Able To Place Start Menu Tiles Anywher On Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu is not a desktop. It is actually a series of square grids grouped under headings (called groups). When you move a tile to an empty group, you can see the space for the heading for that group appear. It seems to be a limitation that the spaces directly below a foup heading must be filled first. You can drag a tile to the third or fourth row under a group heading without the row above it being occupied by at least one tile first.

There can only be one tile in each grid space, so when you try to place a tile over the top of an existing one, the previously existing tile there must be moved out of the way for the new tile to fit in that grid space. The previous tile is moved to the nearest empty grid space underneath the same group heading.

If you click in the space for the group heading you can enter a name for that group. See this thread for an example:
How Delete a Group From Start Menu - Solved - Windows 10 Forums

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I've not got the 'Start Menu' tab in my 'Taskbar and Start Menu Properties' control panel (right-click on taskbar). I've seen screenshots on the web, but my Win 10 Pro doesn't have. How can I enable?

Answer:Why doesn't the Start Menu tab appear in Task Bar & Start Menu Properties?

It's not supposed to have that tab, what screenshots are you talking about? Are they from the "RTM" or preview build?

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http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/handy_start_menu.html

It looks like a possibility, but I like to review the alternatives before getting a program.

Please don't tell me just uninstall a lot of programs. I'm going to do that when I have time to. But I don't now. I'm cautious about uninstalling programs with good reason. I almost uninstalled Jarte after installing it on a friend's advice. That would have been a huge mistake : now Jarte is one of my favorite programs.

Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
32-bit
Service Pack 3

Dell DIMENSION DIM2400
Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
2.05 GB of RAM
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV
Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drive Size 114.4GB
Free Space was 35.8GB; now 22.0GB because after backing up My Documents on Google Drive, Google Drive has duplicated the whole darn thing on my hard drive :mad
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
Antivirus : Panda Cloud free
 

Answer:What's best program for overcrowded XP start menu, Handy Start Menu or something else

Re: What's best program for overcrowded XP start menu, Handy Start Menu or something

conceptualclarity...

I think it helps to start with knowing how the start menu works. Without getting into the accounts bit (I don't have one on this PC...just use the default administrator account), here's what I did to organize my Start Menu:

1. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs
2. Leave the folder open but minimize it
3. Open Start menu and look at the entries with the idea of creating subgroups for them
4. Decide on subgroup titles and in the open C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs folder right click and select New->Folder
5. Title the folder the name of your first new subgroup
6. Repeat the process until you have all the subgroups you want
7. Now go to your Start menu, open it and the Programs menu. Begin dragging program icons into whichever folder you created for them.

Some examples of ones that might help you could be System Applications, Security Applications, Microsoft Programs, Internet Browsers, Media Browsers, Diagnostics Applications, PC Maintenance Applications, etc...

Anyway, this is how I organized my Start menu. For me, adding Rainmeter to the desktop made it even better. I use the Start menu about 1/3 as much because of Rainmeter...
 

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3 days before my Windows 8.1 pc wasn't working during log in it showed up with "The System Event Notification Service service failed the sign in."
I posted this thread but no one replied then back yesterday I ran it into Safe Mode and used the CMD and put these "sfc/scannow" then the PC booted into Safe Mode.
But in my Start Menu many apps won't open accept Facebook, Twitter, Photos and the Store opens, and when I goto install apps it shows "This app wasn't installed"
And my Start menu is like this:
And the "sfc/scannow" command shows that there are Corrupted or Missing Files
Then I also did these:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanhealthDISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
But then also no luck please suggest me what to do
I updated my PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 4 days before
And this happened 3 days before
And the PC started to boot from yesterday.
Please reply Please

Answer:My Windows 8.1 apps won't start from the Start menu

Store - Re-register in Windows 8 and 8.1

Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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Hi,When I right click on any file, I get a "Context Menu" saying various option like cut, copy, edit, etc.How can i change the order of these options.Thanks

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JaBisFaB"Thanks, but did not work.Udder

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windows 98se p111 600mhz Still have old problem. My list of programs is all over the place, can anyone tell me how to get it into alphabetical order ? I've tried right clicking in a blank space to invoke the Arange Icons menue but nothing happens.The right click works fine when used to arrange the Start menue progs.

Answer:Programs menu, alphabetic order

I'm on XP but this might work, click on Programs list to open the list then right click on one of the Program Names, BUT NOT a folder icon, and choose- sort by name

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I can play game, but I don`t see any text in menu. I can save, quit etc by blind pressing around, but i don`t see what I`m actually doing. I see just background and cursor.
 

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Hi,
Is there a way to change the sequence of the entries in the folder context
menu?

When I right click on folder the first option is Search. Could anyone please help me. I'm using xp.

 

Answer:Change Context Menu Order

It's possible, but requires mucking about in the registry, so be sure to back your registry up before you start tweaking keys in there.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-clean-up-your-messy-windows-context-menu/
 

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How to change context menu order - Help!
I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.

As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage, and it's driving me nuts.

I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

but once there, I have no options to change.

Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:Change Context Menu Order

Go to Folder Options => File Types
Scroll down to 'Folder' and click the Advanced button
You will see 2 operations listed. The one in bold is the default.
Click 'open' and click the 'Set Default' button. Be aware that this will change the default action for all folders. But I suppose you can change it back if you want.
 

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I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp3.

As an example, when I right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. Delete

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and delete.

Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:How to change context menu order?

On my system, explore is at the top. There really isn't much difference, except open will show a single pane, if Windows Classic folders is used.

To change, in Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types, Folder, Advanced. Click Open. Click, Set Default. OK OK

moper
 

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I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.

As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage, and it's driving me nuts.

I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

but once there, I have no options to change.

Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:How to change context menu order - Help!

Look Here ---- Better Export It And Paste It in This Thread

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
 

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How to change context menu order - Help!
I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.
As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items I would like is :
1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage
However Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage.
I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
but once there, I have no options to change.
Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:Change Context Menu Order

I am sure someone will give you a helful answer, but maybe you should repost in the XP Forum.
 

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Anyone know if there is a way to configure the Windows 7 start menu "all programs" to be a pop out menu like Windows XP? I prefer is that way because it can show all items at once without needing to scroll.

Answer:Configure start menu "all programs" to be pop out menu like Windows XP

Hi,

You can't do it in-house but there are several 3rd party apps that can get your Windows 7 Start menu looking & behaving just like XP.

One such app is CSMenu


OS

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with thi... Read more

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this ... Read more

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Just as in topic - I found how to delete specific entries in explorer's context menu but I'd like to put separators and change items orders - is it possible?

Answer:How to edit context menu items order?

don't know if it'll work with win7, but you should check it out :

Solved re-order windows explorer context menu - Vista Forums

cheers buddy

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I have the same problem as someone who previously posted (Craig Holzman) and the post was closed with an answer I don't understand.
The response made reference to a specific registry value that I could not locate within my registry.
I am using Windows XP Professional SP3. Can anyone help me with this?
Thanks,
Dan
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PREVIOUS POST:
I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.

As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage, and it's driving me nuts.

I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

but once there, I have no options to change.

Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
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Co-Host: The Computer America Show
http://www.computeramerica.com

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Answer:How to change order of context menu items.

See if this Kelley's fix is what you are looking for. Item 286 on the left.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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I have 400+ photos, all are in the same order by date created and by name, so no matter which way I sort them--by name or date created-- they are in the same order. When i view them with microsoft office picture manager, some of them -- about 20, at random throughout the list -- are out of order.

suggestions?
 

Answer:Photos in order on windows explorer; out of order on viewer

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Hi,

When I want to save a file (e.g. an image in MS Paint) the first item in the file type menu is .BMP and I want to change that so the default is .JPG , so how can that be done ?
Similarly i want to change the same thing for IE so that it saves files as .mht (webarchive, single file) by default. The point is i dont want to change the file type everytime !!

Thanks in advance
 

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I have a Linux install on a USB stick and would like to test it on my Inspiron 13-5368. I really don't want to mess around with changing any UEFI settings. I just want to change the boot order for a one time boot up. I know F2 gets me into the system setup. Would F12 or some other key present me with the boot order?

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I've got a couple of entries that show up on context menu (right-click) on file names..
I'd like to delete one (part of a product/appl that I want to keep but which has no option to config this that I know of) and move the other one up closer to top...
Anyone know where this is stored?
BTW, I'm used to tweaking Registry so if there, that's fine.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Delete or changing order of entries in Context Menu?

To Remove right click entries from the context menus

start run regedit

Now, go to the following sub-folders and delete references to programs you know have set up offending context menu entries. For example, in my system under [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers] I found the key Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu which I deleted. The first volley in the war against the invasion of my menus by Symantec. Here are all the places you should look in:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

4. As you're removing all the unwanted program entries, you should see the effects immediately - no reboot required. Remove an entry from the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers] subfolder for example and open Explorer, then right click on your hard drive name and you should see the corresponding program you removed in the registry is gone from the context menu too. When you're done, you should see the default context menus devoid of the added rubbish.
 

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Windows XP - No Start Menu / Start Bar, nothingWhen I turn on my computer, sign in, enter password, I get my usual screen. However, that is all I get. I do not get the tool bar with start, run, computer.... not on the top, bopttom or sides.... It is not there. So, I have to go to task manager by, ALT, CRL, and DELET, all at once.. this can not be good, either but -- I want my start bar back. HelpI tried to restore to a different date, but it did not work, and now I can not find it again. Don't know how I did it the first time. Anyone have suggestions, remember I can not get into any programs, so don't tell me to go to the control panel, because I can't. (I am not being mean or snippety , I just know that's what I really want to do, but can't) helpmscoolwood

Answer:Windows XP - No Start Menu / Start Bar, nothing

Hello mscoolwood and to BleepingComputer.Try this for me.Bring up the Task Manager and select File>New Task (Run...). In the box that appears type explorer and hit the Enter key. Does your Desktop appear? If it does not, and you receive an error message, please post back to me with the exact text of the message.~Blade

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Quote:




It?s time to choose: which one do you prefer?

After nearly two years of controversy, Microsoft has finally decided to bring back the Start menu in Windows 10, trying to address complaints received after the removal of this traditional feature from the Windows 8 modern operating system.

Surprisingly, however, after months of accusing Microsoft of ignoring users? requests, some people don?t want the Start menu anymore and actually want the company to offer the Start screen as a default feature in Windows 10.

Obviously, each of these two features comes with its very own set of features, so it?s easy to see why some want the Start menu and others prefer the Start screen.

Windows 8.1 doesn?t have a Start menu and only offers users the Start screen, so assuming that everyone upgrades to Windows 10 when it becomes available, there?s going to be one big dilemma when trying to choose between the two.




Windows 8.1 Start Screen vs. Windows 10 Start Menu - Softpedia

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Either the Windows 10 start menu really sucks or I am using it wrong. I am used to the StartisBack/Windows 7 menu where you can pin anything and all applications will come up in search results. In the Windows 10 menu, I can't pin anything to the start menu that's not already in the menu. So if I want to drag a shortcut from the desktop, a file from somewhere, or a folder, it will not allow me to pin it. Also right clicking on an item anywhere and selecting "Pin to Start" does nothing. Is this the standard behavior or is something wrong with my setup?

Also, the start menu search does not bring up the majority of the non-metro programs installed on my system. Most of them are not even in the "All Apps" list. If I don't have shortcuts on my desktop, the only way to access them is to navigate to the Program Files folder and run the exe from there. This is terrible.

Answer:Can't pin anything to start menu? and start menu search results?

I am still using Start8 with no issues. I would go with either Classic Shell or Start8.

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Hello,

This will be my fist post on this forum.

I've recently come across a weird dissatisfaction with the ordering of the items (links) found in the Desktop toolbar shown via the task bar.

Until today, the menu listed the encompassing links in a particular order, and I happened to accidentally move one folder from my desktop. Once that happened, the order changed for only that one menu item/link.

This threw me off in an OCD sense due to the fact that now there was this random folder hanging off to the bottom of the menu not being grouped with other directory links, which were all grouped together.

This then started to get me thinking if I could change how the items were grouped on the menu itself by altering any toolbar configuration, but alas, there wasn't any such option.

Instead, I decided to remove the toolbar from the taskbar and add it again to see if it did anything.

Lo and behold, it did, but now the order was out of wack again.

The folder items were grouped together as I remembered them to be in the menu, but now the other menu links (representative of the other desktop links/files/etc) were out of order.

So, my question is now: how is the toolbar ordering the desktop links/files/etc? Is this modifiable at all?

I was under the impression that it was using the date modification time to order the items on the menu, but now I'm not so sure after what I did to the folder earlier. I didn't even delete it, and simply moved it inside another folder by accident.

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Hello,

Often times when I want to rename a file, I hit "delete" by mistake. I was wondering if there is a way to move the delete option up, so that it is not next to rename? I have tried a few context menu editors, but they do not seem to have rename or delete as options to play around with. Please see attached.

Thanks!

Answer:Change order of Context Menu entries for folders or files

Sorry, I can only suggest a workaround. Instead of Rename, I always select the last item in the list, Properties. I use this to rename.

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Does anyone know how the default menu order can be changed please so that I can bring HP Document Viewer to the top when I press the scan button on the printer?I know that it can be done because I've done it before but can't remember how.Thanks

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can anyone tell me why this happens to my windows xp?



i dunno how it became like this...
 

Answer:help with windows xp start menu bar

Thats alot of seperators.

Rightclick on a blank spot on your taskbar and go to "Toolbars" and see whats checked.

Maybe you have a bunch of things checked, but none of them running (Windows Media Player for example), but the seperator remains as a placeholder.

To hide seperators entirely, you have to rightclick on your taskbar and select "Lock the Taskbar"
 

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I have installed Classic Shell on my mom's Windows 10 laptop.
What are your thoughts?
 

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Not really a problem, but something I noticed.I have just rebuilt two PCs with Windows XP Professional and I noticed that the items placed on the Start Menu when they were first booted into Windows were different. One of them had Network Connections displayed as a Connect To menu, but the other one didn't show it at all. However, the second PC showed My Network Places on the Start Menu.Any ideas why it configured it differently?

Answer:Windows XP Start Menu

One is using the Classic start menu and the other is using the XP start meuu.You chhose which one and tell XP how you and what you want to displayed.Right click taskbar > Properties > Stat Menu > Customize to add/remove things from the start menu > You can take it from there.

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When I click on 'Start' in Win7, I see 3 icons corresponding to 3 programs installled, then a huge blank area and at the bottom, 'All Programs'. How can I get the default picture to show 'All Programs' every time without having to hover over the 'All Programs' box? Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Start Menu

If I understand correctly, right click on any program you want to see in the menu and select "Pin to Start Menu"

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Hello! This is my first post, so .... be easy on me - OK!

The top of my Windows XP start MENU says, 'Administrator.' The other day I saw a Hewlett Packard computer that had the owner's personal name in this location. He couldn't tell me how it got there.

My question is; 'How can I do this on my Gateway notebook?'

Thanks, 'AA'
 

Answer:Windows XP Start MENU

All you have to do is go into Control Panel>User Accounts and make a new user. Enter your name as the user name and log off and you should see your new account.
 

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When I clicked the windows icon in windows 7 I used to see a list options for control panel, computer etc but these don't appear now - it's not clear how to access control panel, computer etc under the new system. How can I get a quick link to these functions?

Answer:Why is my start menu different to windows 7

Are you still running Windows 7 or did you upgrade?

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Is it possible to make the 'All Programs' the dfault pane rather than the recent programs ?

Answer:WINDOWS 7 Start Menu

Could do through regedit I suppose. Though why you would want to change the basics of your OS is a puzzle.

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the search box appears in the lower left ( bottom), but it will not accept a entry -nothing.

Answer:How do I get the START MENU on my Windows 10?

I think you are having the same problem I had... the start menu will not open and you cannot search, right?
I finally found that the problem was with the User file. Since you can't open start, just right click the start icon and choose Control Panel. Choose User Accounts until you get to the Make changes to your user account screen. Choose Manage another account Add a new user in PC settings. Remember to make it an Admin account. Just keep in mind that you will lose info if you delete the user without backing up first. Just navigate to the old user account and backup any needed files. You could also wait for MS to fix this issue and reactivate the old user then.
I hope this helps! :D

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I have just bought a Toshiba laptop with 8.1 and admit it will take some getting used to after many years of using XP and W7. I recall reading some time ago that there is an add-on to download which will give a Start menu like the one we are used to with W7. Has anyone used this and found it satisfactory and if so what is it called?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Start menu add-on

Hi
Yes, there are a few, as far as I know, but I use Classic Shell. It's a free download

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what is the  pixel width of the windows 7 start menu? Can somebody tell me please  I'm using windows 8.1 and start is back but the start menu there is narrower than the original windows 7 menu and I need the leftwidth rightwidth and jumplistwidth DWORD values in pixels so I can add them to the registry folder of startisback and resize the start menu(That's what their support staff said).

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I'm not concerned who likes or doesn't like the start menu in windows 7. For those of you that don't has anyone found any good alternatives? I don't care for the search option, I want to be able to organize folders, as you could with xp.

I can not get used to the new start menu, it is aggravating to constantly have to switch between the keyboard and mouse. It is also slow to respond if you use menus instead of links. No it is not a virus or anything of the sort. It is a fresh install, nothing else is slowed down.

thanks
 

Answer:Windows 7 Start Menu

I'm not 100% sure about Windows 7, but since it is very similar to Vista, you should be able to organize folders in the Start Menu. Try going to %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. You should be able to organize folders to your heart's content there.
 

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hi guys,

you all know i do not want the very old Start Menu in Windows 8.1

Installed Launch 8 from Stardock and suddenly i have the old Start Menu on the bottom.

I guess MS is trying to change the new Start Menu. Even in the APPS menu you get the Start Menu.

Maybe this is old news, then i apologise, but to me this is new.

This does not happen on every pc overhere, but certainly on 2 of the 4.

So right now, for me, the old Start Menu is no longer needed.

Jeff

Answer:Using Windows without the old Start Menu...possible?

Hi there

If you enable start in desktop from boot (w8.1) you shouldn?t get the W8 start menu. here's my desktop --act this stage I haven't activated any custom toolbars. I can't say about what these 3rd party programs do - I don't use any of them because I think in the long run they will be more trouble than they are worth. I've pinned a few apps to the desktop but that is perfectly standard windows (open file location and then right mouse click ==>send to desktop (create short cut) just as with earlier versions of windows. I've added one or two apps to the quick launch bar as well (taskbar).

The Windows menu at the bottom left is not the classic Windows menu - it's a short menu only. If you click it you will get the Tiles --right mouse click gives you another selection. I don't think you can get rid of the windows symbol - but it shouldn't be any matter of concern. I tend to avoid 3rd party progs like StartIsBack etc as they always cause grief in the long term.

Cheers
jimbo

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Is there a way to get the "Programs" portion of the "All Programs" to display more of the installed programs?
I'd like to have more of the "All Programs" listed so I don't have to use slider bar to show them all.
I set the number of recently opened programs to zero in the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" .
 

Answer:Start Menu in Windows-7

Have you looked at "Pinning" those that you use a lot to the Start menu or Task bar?
 

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I am helping some elderly friends set up a new computer, and I cannot figure out how to organize the start menu in 7 to make it more "user friendly" and less congested. I would like to add folders and organize stuff in them. I cannot find the actual "start menu" in Windows Explorer in Windows 7. I know that it clearly tells you in help to go to your Taskbar and "customize" the start menu, but I see nothing in there that will allow me to add folders to the start menu and throw programs in them. Can anyone help? I know in Vista, that info was found in Explorer, Users, Apps or something similar, and I cannot find that info in Windows 7. Thank you in advance for your help, and a merry, merry Christmas to all. God bless and thanks again.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Start Menu

Right-clicking on All Programs in the Start menu gives you two choices. "Open" will open the start menu folder for the user you are logged into. "Open all users" will open the Start menu folder for all users.

I haven't yet uncluttered my Start menu so you will have to take it from there on how best to organize things.
 

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Hi.

Somehow I can't pin anything to my Start Menu apart from software listed under Apps.

For example, when I right click on the "This PC" icon, there's a "Pin to Start" context menu. However, it doesn't work whenever I click it as the icon does not appear on the Start Screen.

And I've been using OblyTile to customize icons on my Start Menu, and the icons I've created with it does not appear on it.

Any advice is much appreciated!

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I did a pc refresh on Windows 10. I installed a few drivers and software. After a few restarts i noticed these changes, Blurry start menu tiles,grey font and (sometimes) darkened tiles.

Is there a reason why this happened?
I also have an Intel HD Graphics 5500 and AMD Radeon R7 M260

Answer:Odd Windows 10 Start Menu

Hi there, also experiencing the darkening of tiles and lower quality icons, you can check this thread

https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post307074

No solution yet though.

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start menu does not work

Answer:How do I fix the start menu in Windows 10?

check the settings to see if you are in tablet mode.

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Did any body use third party software get the start menu back in Windows 8?

The programs I have tried:

-Stardock Start8
-Classic Shell

I like Classic Shell better because you can get back the Windows 9x/2k start menu with a metro style look.
 

Answer:Windows 8 Start menu

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Question: Windows start menu

My son's computer lost the windows start menu. How can I get it back on there?

Answer:Windows start menu

What did you do before you lost the start menu. This same thing happened to me once and all I did was restart the computer and it poped back up

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So, i've just got my triple monitor set up. new cable arrived. I have the taskbar on the middle screen, but when i go to click on the start menu, it opens up on the left monitor, same as for anything els, how do i change this?

Answer:Start menu for windows 10.

Make your middle monitor your main monitor under display settings.

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For a week been using the Pokki Start Menu.Very useful to me. Very familiar for Win7 users and almost the Start Menu that will be reintroduced in WinX.... 





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Answer:New Windows 8.1 Start Menu

Just removed the Pokki Start Menu as it changed it's user interface in a bad way.No settings button anymore, so only option was a full  Uninstall  Sorry for this topic .....





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Question: Windows Start Menu

I did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro and am not sure but the start menu looks awfully different. I am enclosing a screen shot that I have. This build and I am not sure how to find that as it's not in the Properties of This PC.

Anyhoo as you can see from the screen shot, I realize its a fresh build but there is hardly anything there.

No store...ETC.

Any help is appreciated. I may have to install Classic Shell.

Thanks for the help guys

Answer:Windows Start Menu

Hello sparker,

It looks like you either have Start set to full screen or have tablet mode turned on.

Turn On or Off Full Screen Start Menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

Turn On or Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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I am having an ongoing problem with Microsoft Technical Support support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus and am looking advise. (I will try to keep this as short as possible.)
I am running Windows 10 with Office 365. On 09/13/16 an automatic update to Windows occurred, I was gone and did not realize there was an issue until 09/21/16. When I tried to use the computer on 09/21 I realized that my start menu was gone. (I do not know if the update and missing Start Menu are connected.) I ran a couple Troubleshooting programs and they indicated I should revert back to a previous back up. The only backup file that was available was dated 09/13/16. After restoring the back up I had the same problem.
At this point I initiated a chat with Microsoft Technical Support. After a long and frustrating chat (it was clear to me that the person I was chatting with either was not very proficient technically or could not understand Engish very well) I was told that my User Profile was corrupt and that I would need to create a new one. I was told how to create the new profile (named TEST) and after I verified that the full start menu was present on the new profile the chat was ended.
Over the next couple of days, I realized that although the new profile was working correctly not all my data files had been transferred to the new profile. I managed to recover most of my data but was unable to populate the Outlook 2016 Calendar on the new user profile. So on 09/27/16 I once again conta... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Start Menu is gone

Run fix 1 and 2 here: Windows 10 Support and Solutions - Universal Fixes
Also see: Start Menu does not open or not working in Windows 10
Hope something helps.

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