show/hide programs in start menu


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Guest

I know how to show all menu items in an office program, but I can't figure
out how to stop my start menu from hiding programs. It won't expand until I
hover over the arrows. Does anyone know how to make the start menu show all
programs when you click or hover over Programs?
 
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Wesley Vogel

With the Classic Start Menu, both of these need to be UNChecked.
XP Start Menu doesn't have Use Personalized Menus option.

XP Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button | Advanced tab |
Scroll down to and UNCheck:
Scroll Programs * |
Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

Classic Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button |
Scroll down to and UNCheck both of these:
Scroll Programs * |
Use Personalized Menus **
Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

[*Specifies whether to display the items on the Programs menu as one long
scrolling menu or as horizontal pages. Depending on your screen resolution,
if you have more than 29 or 38 programs installed, and you select to have
one long scrolling menu, you can access the programs you don’t see
by clicking the arrow at each end of the list of programs.]

[**Specifies whether to turn on Personalized Menus.
Personalized Menus keeps the Programs menu clean by hiding items you haven't
used recently, while still keeping other programs easily accessible. You
can gain access to hidden programs by clicking the down arrow at the bottom
of the Programs menu.]

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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G

Guest

Thanks!

it seems to have helped, but let me shut down and try it again to see if it
keeps.



Wesley Vogel said:
With the Classic Start Menu, both of these need to be UNChecked.
XP Start Menu doesn't have Use Personalized Menus option.

XP Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button | Advanced tab |
Scroll down to and UNCheck:
Scroll Programs * |
Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

Classic Start Menu >>
Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button |
Scroll down to and UNCheck both of these:
Scroll Programs * |
Use Personalized Menus **
Click OK | Click Apply | Click OK

[*Specifies whether to display the items on the Programs menu as one long
scrolling menu or as horizontal pages. Depending on your screen resolution,
if you have more than 29 or 38 programs installed, and you select to have
one long scrolling menu, you can access the programs you don’t see
by clicking the arrow at each end of the list of programs.]

[**Specifies whether to turn on Personalized Menus.
Personalized Menus keeps the Programs menu clean by hiding items you haven't
used recently, while still keeping other programs easily accessible. You
can gain access to hidden programs by clicking the down arrow at the bottom
of the Programs menu.]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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Kristel said:
I know how to show all menu items in an office program, but I can't figure
out how to stop my start menu from hiding programs. It won't expand
until I hover over the arrows. Does anyone know how to make the start
menu show all programs when you click or hover over Programs?
 
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Mau Rai Song

Hi

I have a fair knowledge of PCs but no experience of these user groups so
please excuse any bad protocol in the message.

I have a similar question to the one asked here.

The “Personalized menus option (in XP Pro (media edition) not Office) is
checked but I still don’t get reduced menus in the Start Menu (Classic mode.)
I’m aware that some registry settings affect this but have tried various
combinations of Intellimenus and noinstrumentaion to no avail.
Are there any other entries that affect personalized menus or anything else
that could be changed/affected so as to stop them working. I’m one of these
few people that actually love having a reduced menu of what I use the most.

The background of what cause the problem is below.

WHAT I DID:

I upgraded my Desktop HD to a different size and make, and cloned my old one
to the new one.

WHAT WENT WRONG AFTER THIS PROCEDURE:

1) When I started XP with the cloned new drive, XP said new HD found
but it sorted that, itself.

2) ActiveSync didn't work. Uninstal/re-install sorted that

3) The Logoff/switch uses option was missing from the Start Menu.

I downloaded a .vbs Registry script to fix this and it did fix it, the
option is back.

Unfortunately the Start Menu Fix seems to have stopped the personalized
menus working (as in cut down the amount of programs you see, with the ones
you don’t use very often.)

(By the way I have always and still do use classic menus.)

After looking at MS site, I see there are several Registry entries and Group
policy settings that affect “Enable personalised menus†and what’s worse the
interact so as there could be hundreds of combinations that wont work to try
out.â€

What are ALL the Registry entries that are used/needed to enable
“personalised menus?â€
What they should be set to, to make it work. (and any I should delete.)

PLEASE DON’T TELL ME TO GO TO START MENU CUSTOMISE ENABLE PERSONALISED MENUS
CHECK BOX. I’VE TRIED THAT THE BOX IS THERE BUT IT HAS NO EFFECT.

I have spent several hours trying to fix this already, I’m not just asking
for help at the first hurdle. I’m guessing one of your coders/techs could
sort this in two minutes with their eyes closed ;-)

I’ve only every asked for your help twice in the last 10 years!

Ideally the best solution would be for you to email me a script that would
delete/add any/all entries that relate to “personalised menus†so as to
restore it to proper function of being enabled.

XP seems to work perfectly other than this.

Ps Why DID windows get upset by me changing the HD.? Only MS Apps seem to
have been affected by the HD upgrade.

I did the same thing on my laptop last year and it worked perfectly. (Laptop
XP pro, Desktop XP Media Centre Edition)

Thanks in anticipation for your help.

Mau Rai
 

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