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21 Feb 2013   #21
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I keep the left side of my start menu empty and have just three items on the right, My Computer, Control Panels, and Help and Support, and my desktop is empty. . . I'm a bit of neat freak lol. . .


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21 Feb 2013   #22
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You wouldn't like this then. It is very handy, two clicks to open my most used programs.

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21 Feb 2013   #23
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

lol nope, that would not fit my tastes at all.
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21 Feb 2013   #24
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First, sorry about not posting on how to do the registry change

Second, for anyone who wants to see what it looks like here is a screen shot

Last, thank you OP for the question as it gave me the idea to add that function to the right click menu on the Network icon


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21 Feb 2013   #25
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
I keep the left side of my start menu empty and have just three items on the right, My Computer, Control Panels, and Help and Support, and my desktop is empty. . . I'm a bit of neat freak lol. . .
Just a thought, how do you start programs with an empty start Menu and with no shortcuts on the desktop? Going into the Programs files and finding its .exe seems a lot of trouble.
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21 Feb 2013   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
I keep the left side of my start menu empty and have just three items on the right, My Computer, Control Panels, and Help and Support, and my desktop is empty. . . I'm a bit of neat freak lol. . .
Just a thought, how do you start programs with an empty start Menu and with no shortcuts on the desktop? Going into the Programs files and finding its .exe seems a lot of trouble.
Was thinking the very same thing mate I just don't see why I like my stuff on the taskbar (which I keep hidden) to be honest and now I have "Bins" it's even better

I guess what would be ideal for Z would be a voice actuated system but that sounds (no pun) quite an expensive exercise.
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21 Feb 2013   #27
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I guess I should have said, I have recent items turned off, and no items pinned in the start menu so when I first click on the Win7 icon, it appears empty. Then I simply type the name of the app I want, and the list appears.
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21 Feb 2013   #28
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
I guess I should have said, I have recent items turned off, and no items pinned in the start menu so when I first click on the Win7 icon, it appears empty. Then I simply type the name of the app I want, and the list appears.
Gee for someone who is minimalist minded you take the long way around when you could do it with 2 clicks.
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21 Feb 2013   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoloft View Post
I guess I should have said, I have recent items turned off, and no items pinned in the start menu so when I first click on the Win7 icon, it appears empty. Then I simply type the name of the app I want, and the list appears.
Do you mean you have to type in at Start the stuff you want?? cos that sounds a bit time consuming to me unless I have misunderstood what you have just posted.

Sorry G I was cross posting OP could even use one click if he changes that in the the Folder options.
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22 Feb 2013   #30
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I've never used this, but it might be the answer you want. I try to keep my system "native" (no third party mods).

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