Way to get folders in start menu to not expand to show allcontents/files?


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PRR

I use XP SP3, and the XP start menu (not the classic option). I have
created a folder inside the All Programs menu, and I'd like this
particular folder to not expand to show its contents--I do like this
option for other folders in my All Programs menu, just not this one.
Is there any way to customize a particular folder in the All Programs
menu, so that its contents aren't displayed, although other folders do
this?
 
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LD5SZRA

Assuming those links are only for you to use then I suggest move
them from where they are to desktop and delete from where they
currently are so that nothing will expand. In fact, even the top
level link (the main link) is something you may not want so this
too can move to desktop.

There is NO facility in Windows XP to enable you to NOT expand
these links. The default is to expand them as soon as the mouse
is on that link. this can't be changed.

Incidentally, if Pig-Bear or that known troll by the name of
Twaine tells you to scan your system with all the available
anti-virus programs then I am sure you know how to show them two
fingers salute!

hth

I use XP SP3, and the XP start menu (not the classic option). I have
created a folder inside the All Programs menu, and I'd like this
particular folder to not expand to show its contents--I do like this
option for other folders in my All Programs menu, just not this one.
Is there any way to customize a particular folder in the All Programs
menu, so that its contents aren't displayed, although other folders do
this?

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Olórin said:
Had enough of your childish insults now.

So what fu*k you're doing here? go and mast3rbate yourself!

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PRR

OK thanks. I was thinking about putting these links on the quick
launch bar, or a customized toolbar. I'd rather not have them on the
desktop, as these are for a young person who can easily locate and
click on the Start button; I'm not sure I want them minimizing every
window just to see the desktop.... But thanks for the information
about not being able to stop them from expanding.
 
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Etal

PRR said:
OK thanks. I was thinking about putting these links on the quick
launch bar, or a customized toolbar. I'd rather not have them on the
desktop, as these are for a young person who can easily locate and
click on the Start button; I'm not sure I want them minimizing every
window just to see the desktop.... But thanks for the information
about not being able to stop them from expanding.

Not sure exactly what you want to accomplish, but if you share
the machine with a another person but don't want that person to
accidentally see something under "Start Menu:All Programs:", and
assuming you have different user-accounts on the machine, then:

move the folder in question from
"%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\"
to your own profile
"%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\"

(and copies to other user-accounts you want to see the folder)
 
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Hi PRR,

Try this to disable Expansion of folders.


Disabling automatically expanding folder tree

Note: Please take backup of registry before making changes to registry.

Run – HKEY_Current_User – software – Microsoft – Windows – currentversion – Explorer – Advanced – Change value of file Friendly tree to “0”


Regards
Chris

Please reply at your convenience.
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