Customize Programs flyout 4 XP?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AllWeatherGal, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. AllWeatherGal

    AllWeatherGal Not Just for Fair Weather Political User Folding Team

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    I searched, really I did! Saw lots of cool tips (thanks Perris) that are beyond my needs right now.

    My situation: Start > Programs > a mess
    My desire: Start > Programs > logical groupings for applications.

    I seem to remember in Win98 being able to create folders for the Programs flyout menu.

    It had to do with left-clicking Start, opening the folder, creating other folders, dragging .exe files into it and so on.

    I'm reluctant to mess around because when I look at start > programs in the folder view I don't see nested folders and only a few applications.

    Help? Advice. TIA
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    they are prob all hidden as they are not in use, like win2k used to do, is there a little black arrow on the bottom of the menu
     
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Well Windows stores the Start Menu in multiple places. Firstly there's a version in each user's folder:

    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Start Menu\

    and there is a common one located at:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

    I personally move all entries from my user folder to the all users folder.
     
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  4. AllWeatherGal

    AllWeatherGal Not Just for Fair Weather Political User Folding Team

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    Thanks AM ... that's what I was looking for. *fingers crossed* that I didn't misplace an application and can never find it again, but everything is now neatly in the all users\start menu and my programs fly-out is manageable!!

    Carpo, yeah, I had that ... what I wanted was to group my random applications into logical segments. :)
     
  5. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    typical woman trying to bring order to chaos :p
     
  6. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    I do the same thing....
     

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