Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Turning start menu into a simple dropdown?

15 Jun 2012   #1
SeanHall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32 Bit
 
 
Turning start menu into a simple dropdown?

Hello,
I recently went from Linux back to windows, although the start menu is clunky and excessive, so I was just wondering is there any third party software out there which will allow me to replace the current start menu with a simple dropdown menu, because for the life of me, I can't find any.

Any help would be appreciated.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Jun 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeanHall View Post
Hello,
I recently went from Linux back to windows, although the start menu is clunky and excessive, so I was just wondering is there any third party software out there which will allow me to replace the current start menu with a simple dropdown menu, because for the life of me, I can't find any.

Any help would be appreciated.
Try moving the taskbar to the top of the screen by doing this (this will make the start menu come down from the top of your screen which is slightly similar to the way linux does its menu: Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen
Also, if you don't like the start menu that is in Windows 7, you may want to replace it and the taskbar etc with classic shell: Welcome to Classic Shell
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2012   #3
SeanHall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeanHall View Post
Hello,
I recently went from Linux back to windows, although the start menu is clunky and excessive, so I was just wondering is there any third party software out there which will allow me to replace the current start menu with a simple dropdown menu, because for the life of me, I can't find any.

Any help would be appreciated.
Try moving the taskbar to the top of the screen by doing this (this will make the start menu come down from the top of your screen which is slightly similar to the way linux does its menu: Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen
Also, if you don't like the start menu that is in Windows 7, you may want to replace it and the taskbar etc with classic shell: Welcome to Classic Shell
Yes I know about that and already have done so and the classic start menu is not the one I am looking for, I have never liked the either of the start menus. I know their are third party start menus as I have used one in the past, although I can not find a Dropdown Startmenu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


15 Jun 2012   #4
SeanHall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32 Bit
 
 

The Menu looks like this:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2012   #5
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Let me go see if I can find someone that can help you better with this stuff than I can.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2012   #6
SeanHall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Let me go see if I can find someone that can help you better with this stuff than I can.
Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2012   #7
SeanHall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32 Bit
 
 

So no one knows if there is any third party software that will allow you to do this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2012   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That looks like Mint.

You should be able to get something quite similar with Classic Shell.

You will need to play around with the settings.

Try no skin, 1 pane and add/delete any items you want and make sure they are set to menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Turning start menu into a simple dropdown?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Control Panel dropdown menu too slow
Hi I have my windows 7 set up so that when I click on Start and then Control Panel a drop-down menu appears with my choices. I have a relatively fast computer. Intel Core i5 760 with 12G if RAM. To many this is indeed fast. My questions are these: When I click on Start--> Ctrl Panel it will take...
Performance & Maintenance
Start Menu - Add Libraries to Search in Start Menu
How to Pin Libraries to Search and See More Results in Start Menu This tutorial will show you how to add links for the Libraries in the Start Menu, to be able to search from the Start Menu Search Bar and See More Results directly within the Libraries. You will only be able to add a total of...
Tutorials
explorer's address bar dropdown menu (like in XP)
when i clicking drop down arrow at the end of the adress bar all i get is completely blank drop-down, with nothing in it at all. in XP clicking that arrow showed a drive/folder list. i need it in '7..
General Discussion
Favorites Bar in favorites dropdown menu
When you click on the favorites link to open up your favorites menu, a "favorites bar" is listed. This "favorites bar" link is useless and I have repeatedly right clicked on it to delete it from the menu. However, it returns on its own every so often. There is also a link called "software...
Customization
Dropdown menu justification
Not sure what I did or if something changed but for some reason whenever I select a dropdown menu from any application the dropdown menu is right justified. Since I'm not use to it being that way it is a bit annoying. Does anyone know where I might change the global setting for this issue. I...
General Discussion
Desktop dropdown/hidden menu help
Hello, I don't know the proper name for the menu, I think it may be called the rocketdock. It's the one that you can hide to the side or the top of the screen and only appears when you move the mouse to the side or top. Anyway, I've been using that menu since I installed windows 7, and today I...
Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App