Unable to rearrange pinned items in start menu


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Whitman

My work desktop machine is on a domain and has various policies enforced. One
of them was to not allow the XP style start menu and force the classic menu.
My account has admin rights on my machine so I was able to edit the registry
to change a setting and enable the XP style start menu. The registry key I
changed was
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoSimpleStartMenu which I set to 0.

The problem is that I can no longer arrange pinned items. I can pin and
unpin without any problems, but if I try to drag an icon to move it in the
list no black line appears to indicate where the shortcut would go and I'm
only able to drag and drop as if I was trying to drop the icon on top of
another.

Any suggestions on how I can re-enable this?
 
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Elmo

Whitman said:
My work desktop machine is on a domain and has various policies enforced. One
of them was to not allow the XP style start menu and force the classic menu.
My account has admin rights on my machine so I was able to edit the registry
to change a setting and enable the XP style start menu. The registry key I
changed was:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoSimpleStartMenu which I set to 0.

The problem is that I can no longer arrange pinned items. I can pin and
unpin without any problems, but if I try to drag an icon to move it in the
list no black line appears to indicate where the shortcut would go and I'm
only able to drag and drop as if I was trying to drop the icon on top of
another.

Any suggestions on how I can re-enable this?

Look through Kelly's site for Start Menu fixes. The registry tweaks can
be edited to see what entries are changed.

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

In particular, look at lines:

289. Start Menu - Enable
31. (r-h side) Disable Changes Made to the Start Menu - Undo
 
S

SC Tom

Whitman said:
My work desktop machine is on a domain and has various policies enforced.
One
of them was to not allow the XP style start menu and force the classic
menu.
My account has admin rights on my machine so I was able to edit the
registry
to change a setting and enable the XP style start menu. The registry key I
changed was:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoSimpleStartMenu
which I set to 0.

The problem is that I can no longer arrange pinned items. I can pin and
unpin without any problems, but if I try to drag an icon to move it in the
list no black line appears to indicate where the shortcut would go and I'm
only able to drag and drop as if I was trying to drop the icon on top of
another.

Any suggestions on how I can re-enable this?

Why do you want to go against company policy? Most policies are initiated
for a reason, and where I was admin, people who made changes to the COMPANY
PC's were warned, disciplined, etc. The most common excuse was, "Well, it's
not hurting anything." And they were mostly (but not always) right. But
rules are rules, and there is enough disregard for rules these days as it
is.

Just my HAWO,
SC Tom
 
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Whitman

SC Tom said:
Why do you want to go against company policy? Most policies are initiated
for a reason, and where I was admin, people who made changes to the COMPANY
PC's were warned, disciplined, etc. The most common excuse was, "Well, it's
not hurting anything." And they were mostly (but not always) right. But
rules are rules, and there is enough disregard for rules these days as it
is.

Just my HAWO,
SC Tom

I don't know why the restriction of only the classic start menu is in place,
I guess it could be for aiding in support calls, rather than having to
determine which start menu the user is using. I prefer the xp start menu and
find it more productive hence I'm trying to make the change.
 

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