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#1 EAM

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:37 AM

When I click Start (task bar) and then All Programs my screen is filled with three columns of programs, all of which I want to retain.
Is there a way of structuring these programs into a number of folders / categories to make it easier to access them?
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:01 AM

hi there is a way to make them tidier by scrolling them, go to start right click, properties, start menu, customise, advanced then you can set up how you want it, the one you want is scroll programs. click then apply then ok.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:19 AM

If you have many programs installed, it can be a pain to find the one you want in the Start / All Programs menu.
To make it easier, you can organize them into subfolders and "pin" your most used programs to the top section of the Start Menu, so they'll always appear there.

To "pin" a program to the top section, just click Start / All Programs and drag the program you want into the top section on the Start Menu.
This creates a shortcut there, and does not remove the shortcut from the All Programs menu.

To organize programs into subfolders, do the following:

Right click the Start button and select Explore All Users.
Windows Explorer will open with the Start Menu folder highlighted in the left pane.
Click the Programs folder.
In the right pane, you'll see folders that represent submenus and shortcuts to programs.
Make new submenus by right clicking in an empty space in the right pane, and selecting New / Folder.
Name the new folder whatever you want the new submenu to be named (for example, Graphics Programs).
Then drag the programs you want into the submenu (for example, you might drag Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, and PhotoPaint, into the new "Graphics" folder).

Now when you open the All Programs menu, you'll have submenus with your similar programs organized in them, making it easier to find the programs you need, and making your All Programs menu shorter.

Edited by tg1911, 24 August 2005 - 07:37 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:23 PM

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Many thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:36 PM

You're welcome, EAM.
Glad I could help.
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