Tidy Start Menu

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  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I was looking for ways to clean up the start menu a little bit, and I came across this utility which lets you change the cascading menus to scrolling menus, pretty neat :)

    http://www.tidystartmenu.com/index.shtml
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    This is already an option in the Taskbar and Start Menu properties.

    Right-click taskbar > Properties > Start menu tab > Customize... button > Advanced tab > Start menu items list > tick box that says Scroll Programs.
     
  3. Johnny

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    You don't need that to get the effect they state. I have mine like that. I didn't pay for a program either ..
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Good to know of other ways to do it, still a neat program though :)
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    yeah, if you like wasting your money on useless things lol ..
     
  6. omg its nlm

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    Kind of of waste......
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Try navigating to C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Start Menu\Programs and C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

    and clean it up that way :p

    I hate large menus, looks so disorganized. I have submenus (Multimedia, Utilities, Compression) to organize my start menu.
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I'm aware of that, but I was more looking to put in the scroll feature instead of cascading :)
     
  9. pluto

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    Who the hell has that many programs installed?

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  10. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    That's nothing, I've seen people with 8-10 cascading sheets :s

    You have to remember some people used Windows 2000 for years, and then did an upgrade path installation to XP. After time, those programs pile up. I am NOT saying that is a good way to go, but some people have gone that path....
     
  11. pluto

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    Those two menu items dangling on their own would annoy me! all that white space! Now this is tidy:

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  12. Sazar

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    Heh. I create my own subfolders, I always have.

    I then move apps (i.e. all media apps are moved to a convenient folder calls Media Apps, games to a Games folder etc. ) and this reduces the number of folders on any given cascade list to about 10 items or so.

    It keeps things nice and clean. I can't tolerate anything with 20 items or more. It's too messy and too time consuming.
     
  13. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Ya I make my own folders and subfolders too.

    Pluto - You could tidy that up even further with a folder named Utilities then move things like CCleaner, Ad-Aware, Spybot, etc. into it.

    Just a thought....
     
  14. madmatt

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    I have subfolders by manufacturer. i.e. Adobe, Microsoft, Nero
    An accessories folder.
    A games folder.
    And of course, a startup folder.
    And lastly, a tools folder.
     
  15. Mastershakes

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    Start, Run. Done.

    Nice program though wwwdjrcs
     
  16. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    You call that tidy....I have 5 folders showing, and then expanded with things in it.
     
  17. Johnny

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    I have four folders. They are:
    • Accessories
    • Games
    • Installs
    • Startup
    Looks nice to me. I also don't have that much installed, so, I don't have so many cascade sheets.
     
  18. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have Accessories, ATI Media Center, Games, Media Apps and Apps.

    Thats is.
     
  19. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Here's mine:

    Im also pretty strict about any folders on the root of C:\ besides Documents and Settings, Program Files and Windows.
     

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  20. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I am like that also Admiral. I hate to have folders in the c: folder. If they have to go to the c: folder, I move them to the documents folder ..