Start Menu Question


G

Gaderian

Using Windows XP Home SP-1 with latest upgrades.
"Classic" Start Menu view.

If you leave the mouse pointer on the Start menu where the program hidden
with an arrow, a bubble pops up advising: "Where are my programs? Click
here to view menus you have not used recently. To turn this off, use the
Taskbar and Start Menu settings"

No matter what combinations of settings I use, I can never shut this option
off so obviously I'm missing something. Tried Powertoys for Win XP - Tweak
UI, and still the same problem.

I suppose I can live with it but I'd still like to know how to shut this
option off.
 
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VManes

Do you mean the option of the the balloon tool tips, or the program menu
only showing recently used programs? I'm guessing the latter.

Right click on taskbar. Select Properties, click Start Menu tab. Opposite
Classic Start Menu click Customize button. Scroll to bottom and uncheck User
Personalized Menus. OK your way out. Voila

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Using Windows XP Home SP-1 with latest upgrades.
"Classic" Start Menu view.

If you leave the mouse pointer on the Start menu where the program hidden
with an arrow, a bubble pops up advising: "Where are my programs? Click
here to view menus you have not used recently. To turn this off, use the
Taskbar and Start Menu settings"

No matter what combinations of settings I use, I can never shut this option
off so obviously I'm missing something. Tried Powertoys for Win XP - Tweak
UI, and still the same problem.

I suppose I can live with it but I'd still like to know how to shut this
option off.
 
W

Wesley Vogel

Gaderian;
Try this:

Right click the Start button | Properties |
Start Menu tab | Customize button | Advanced tab |
Scroll down to and UNCheck both of these
*Scroll Programs |
**Use Personalized Menus
OK | Apply | 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.]
 
G

Gaderian

Wesley said:
Gaderian;
Try this:

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

[ SNIP ]
Wesley,
Thanks to you and Vmanes. It worked.
(I can't believe I missed that setting)
[*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.]


In
Gaderian said:
Using Windows XP Home SP-1 with latest upgrades.
"Classic" Start Menu view.

If you leave the mouse pointer on the Start menu where the program
hidden with an arrow, a bubble pops up advising: "Where are my
programs? Click here to view menus you have not used recently. To
turn this off, use the Taskbar and Start Menu settings"

No matter what combinations of settings I use, I can never shut this
option off so obviously I'm missing something. Tried Powertoys for
Win XP - Tweak UI, and still the same problem.

I suppose I can live with it but I'd still like to know how to shut
this option off.
 
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W

Wesley Vogel

Gaderian;
Not all settings are clear as to what they do.
;o)

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In
Gaderian said:
Wesley said:
Gaderian;
Try this:

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

[ SNIP ]
Wesley,
Thanks to you and Vmanes. It worked.
(I can't believe I missed that setting)
[*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.]


In
Gaderian said:
Using Windows XP Home SP-1 with latest upgrades.
"Classic" Start Menu view.

If you leave the mouse pointer on the Start menu where the program
hidden with an arrow, a bubble pops up advising: "Where are my
programs? Click here to view menus you have not used recently. To
turn this off, use the Taskbar and Start Menu settings"

No matter what combinations of settings I use, I can never shut this
option off so obviously I'm missing something. Tried Powertoys for
Win XP - Tweak UI, and still the same problem.

I suppose I can live with it but I'd still like to know how to shut
this option off.
 

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