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Windows 7: Turning start menu into a simple dropdown?

15 Jun 2012   #1

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.


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15 Jun 2012   #2

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
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15 Jun 2012   #3

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.
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15 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32 Bit
 
 

The Menu looks like this:
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15 Jun 2012   #5

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.
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15 Jun 2012   #6

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.
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19 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32 Bit
 
 

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

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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.
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