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Windows 7: Grid view for start menu


05 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Grid view for start menu

i want to get grid view for start menu pinned apps...
somewhat like the pic shown.
can anybody help



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05 Nov 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, have seen that in Windows Mobile. But in normal Windows 7 you do not have the reg key that would have to be changed.

Where did you find that example?
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05 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, have seen that in Windows Mobile. But in normal Windows 7 you do not have the reg key that would have to be changed.

Where did you find that example?

i created that pic in paint just for better understanding of my question....
any 3rd party apps that would let me achieve that?
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05 Nov 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not that I know of any. I think the key that is missing is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\
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05 Nov 2011   #5
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

If you care mostly about the look of the menu, and not the ease of adding/removing "pinned" items, try Classic Shell. See the screenshot.

To manage your grid items you will have to go through the start menu settings and create custom item for each.


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05 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
If you care mostly about the look of the menu, and not the ease of adding/removing "pinned" items, try Classic Shell. See the screenshot.

To manage your grid items you will have to go through the start menu settings and create custom item for each.
I tried Classic shell it changed complete look of start menu. But i only want to change the pinned items view. BTW your avatar is awesome
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05 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, have seen that in Windows Mobile. But in normal Windows 7 you do not have the reg key that would have to be changed.

Where did you find that example?
Will adding that reg key get it to work?
Can u elaborate exactly what changes need to be made to registry.
Sorry i don't understand much about win registry
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05 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Not that I know of any. I think the key that is missing is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\
Will adding that reg key get it to work?
Can u elaborate exactly what changes need to be made to registry.
Sorry i don't understand much about win registry
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06 Nov 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are not a registry expert, you better keep off it. I have not tried adding that key, so I cannot say.
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