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Windows 7: Removing Left Plane in Window 7's Start Menu

18 Mar 2011   #1
ScottishStump

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) and Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
Removing Left Plane in Window 7's Start Menu

Is there a way to change the start menu so that the left plane (the one with "All Programs", "Recently Open Programs" and the like) so that it's not there anymore? I got rid of all the components inside the space, but now it's just a large white box and is a bit of an eyesore.

Here is an example of what I got and what I would like to have:
-oldstart-newstart.png

Main focus would be doing this on 32-bit Ultimate, but having it work for 64-bit Home Premium as well would be nice.




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18 Mar 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think this might do it for you :
How to Customize Windows 7 Start Menu For Better Efficiency

Not sure about the above, but a possible alternative :
Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
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18 Mar 2011   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you.
If you are using a custom theme you will need to ask the
theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
&
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

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If you look at the top the 1st time you open it there is a clear spot after that is not there. Let me know,
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20 Mar 2011   #4
ScottishStump

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) and Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

The theme I am using is the default Windows Aero theme with some small tweaks I've made via the Advance System Properties, as well as replacing of the Start "orb" with a custom one I made.

By the way, where do I go get that theme? I got UxStyle Core installed, just need the files to go about changing the Start Menu.
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20 Mar 2011   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here you go put the 2 ((screenshot) 1 NoProgramList folder & 1 NoProgramList.theme) in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes it will then show up in Personalization as NoProgramList. Then do your tweaks in Advance System Properties This theme will not change your Start button.
Jerry


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29 Mar 2011   #6
ScottishStump

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) and Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Works great, looks FANTASTIC! Getting the transparent square on the first load up, though, but other than that it's absolutely perfect! Thanks very, very much!
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29 Mar 2011   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottishStump View Post
Works great, looks FANTASTIC! Getting the transparent square on the first load up, though, but other than that it's absolutely perfect! Thanks very, very much!
You are Welcome
Jerry
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