Add expanding folder to Start menu?


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Tim Rude

Using the XP standard start menu (not Classic), is there any way to add a
folder (or a shortcut to a folder) to the 'pinned' item list (top left
quarter of start menu where typically browser and email shortcuts are) and
have it be an expanding folder where the contents list as sub-menu items
when you pause the mouse over it?

I'm not scared of registry hacks... :)

Tim
 
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Kelly

Hi Tim,

Several options, different areas of the Start Menu though. Line 2 and 52
(right hand side): http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

You can also add a folder to the right click of the Start Button.
Line 124 (right hand side): http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Use as an example:

Right click the Start Button/Properties/Customize/Advanced. Scroll down to
My Documents and choose List as a Menu.

Then go to Windows Explorer\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My Documents.
Highlight My Documents, then choose File/New/Folder. Name it and move any
contents there that you want. It will then be added to the Start Menu My
Documents and cascading.

Another option if you don't use My Documents and want to point it to another
folder: Right click the Desktop My Documents icon, go to Properties and
change the Target path. That will become your Start Menu My Documents
cascading folder.

The same can be done with the My Pictures folder.
--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 
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Tim Rude

Thanks, Kelly.

Those choices are helpful - not exactly what I was hoping for but better
than nothing.

I'd still prefer to be able to have a pinned expanding folder entry. Anybody
got a magic hack for that one?

Tim

Kelly said:
Hi Tim,

Several options, different areas of the Start Menu though. Line 2 and 52
(right hand side): http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

You can also add a folder to the right click of the Start Button.
Line 124 (right hand side): http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Use as an example:

Right click the Start Button/Properties/Customize/Advanced. Scroll down
to My Documents and choose List as a Menu.

Then go to Windows Explorer\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My
Documents. Highlight My Documents, then choose File/New/Folder. Name it
and move any contents there that you want. It will then be added to the
Start Menu My Documents and cascading.

Another option if you don't use My Documents and want to point it to
another folder: Right click the Desktop My Documents icon, go to
Properties and change the Target path. That will become your Start Menu
My Documents cascading folder.

The same can be done with the My Pictures folder.
--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


Tim Rude said:
Using the XP standard start menu (not Classic), is there any way to add a
folder (or a shortcut to a folder) to the 'pinned' item list (top left
quarter of start menu where typically browser and email shortcuts are)
and have it be an expanding folder where the contents list as sub-menu
items when you pause the mouse over it?

I'm not scared of registry hacks... :)

Tim
 

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